Welcome The Winter Solstice With A Little (Belmont) Light On Thursday, Dec. 21

Photo: The town’s electrical utility, Belmont Light, will be Celebrating the Winter Solstice with its customers at the 40 Prince St. office on Thursday, Dec. 21 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.    The event is open to all Belmont Light customers, and everyone who attends is encouraged to bring a new or very gently used […]

Sports: Girls’ Hockey Rockets To 3-0 Start With Home Opener Win Vs. Lincoln-Sudbury

Photo: Belmont heading to the goal. Everyone knew coming into the season that Belmont High Boys’ Ice Hockey would be a team to be reckoned with in the Middlesex League. But if you’re looking for the squad playing at the “Skip” with the undefeated season, look no further than the Belmont High Girls’ team who has […]

Leave Your Mark On the New High School; Attend The Design Workshop Thurs. Dec. 14

Photo: Design workshop in session. Belmont residents: Here is your chance to put your stamp on the design of the new Belmont High School when the Belmont High School Building Committee hosts a public Community Design Workshop on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Belmont High cafeteria at 
221 Concord Ave. An optional facility tour […]

It’s Official: Garvin Starts As Belmont Town Administrator Jan. 15, 2018

Photo: Patrice Garvin, Belmont’s new Town Administrator, greeted by Selectmen Chair Jim Williams. The executive session during which the Belmont Board of Selectmen negotiated the contract for the new town administrator was taking twice as long as scheduled on Monday, Dec. 11, leaving Patrice Garvin – whom the board had offered the job the previous […]

Million Dollar Belmont: Average Assessment Hits 7 Figures As Tax Bill Jumps 4 Percent in ’18

Photo: Daniel Dargon, Robert Reardon and Charles Laverty III There was a time in Belmont when the statement: “Your house looks like a million!” was metaphoric and not literal. Not anymore, as the average assessed property in the “Town of Homes” had broken the seven-figure barrier, according to Board of Assessors when it announced the numbers during the […]

Selectmen Offers Shirley’s Town Administrator Belmont Position; Contract Possibly Monday

Photo: Patrice Garvin The Belmont Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to offer Shirley Town Administrator Patrice Garvin the vacant Belmont Town Administrator position after a public interview of the final pair of candidates on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Town Hall. The Selectmen anticipate approving a final contract with Garvin on Monday, Dec. 11 at its […]

A Quarter Century In the Making: Selectmen OK Recommended Community Path

Photo: Chris Leino, chair of the Community Path Implementation Advisory Committee. After more than a quarter century since the idea was first introduced, the concept of a pedestrian and bike path running through the town took a major step forward as the Belmont Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to recommend a proposed $27.9 million route advanced […]

Belmont Parent To Talk On Risk Of Substance Abuse Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Chenery

Photo: Poster for Tuesday night’s event. On Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chenery Middle School Auditorium, Belmont parent Jasen Boyle will be giving a talk on the health crisis of our time, the prescription opioid epidemic that kills 15,000 Americans per year by overdose and destroys lives and families regardless of family […]

A Moment of Sportsmanship Earns Belmont Ruggers Top Award From State Athletic Group

Photo: Grace Christensen, Amanda Hanley and Molly Goldberg at the championship game. It was just past 4 p.m. on a hot, humid June Saturday in Beverly and the girls of Belmont High’s Rugby squad were sky high, having just made history winning the first-ever state championship in the sport, coming from behind to defeat Algonquin Regional […]