Belmont Volleyball Falls To Powerhouse Newton North In Sectional Finals

Photo: Belmont High Volleyball Captains (from left) Leah Barbroudi, Jane Mahon and Mindee Lai along with Athletic Director Jim Davis and Head Coach Jen Couture with the runners up trophy. At least the Belmont High School volleyball team could smile coming off the court at Wellesley High School early Saturday morning, Nov. 10.  In the team’s […]

What’s Open, Closed In Belmont On Veterans Day

Photo: Belmont veterans at Sunday’s ceremony. Today, Monday, Nov. 12, the country and Belmont observes Veterans Day, a federal and state holiday established in 1926 to honor men and women who served in the military. Here’s a quick round-up of what’s open and closed in Belmont. If you know of more businesses that are open […]

Bells Rung In Belmont To Commemorate Armistice Day Centennial

Photo: Belmont Veterans Agent Bob Upton reading the names of each Belmont resident who died in WWI. It was just about two dozen veterans and residents who came out on a cool, bright Sunday morning, Nov. 11 to the World War One memorial just outside of Belmont Center to mark the day 100 years ago […]

Belmont High Volleyball To Sectional Championship After Dispatching N Quincy

Photo: Senior Jane Mahon winning a point blocking a kill attempt at the net. Belmont High Volleyball’s historic run continues as the 3rd seeded Marauders are heading for the Central East Sectional Finals after defeating North Quincy, 3 sets to 1, (27-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-22) in the semifinals on Wednesday, Nov. 7.  Belmont (18-3) will […]

Landslide! Debt Exclusion For New 7-12 School Passes By More Than 3 To 1 Margin

Photo: Ellen Schreiber (right), co-chair of “Yes on 4” celebrating Tuesday night’s election result. In a result that few could have predicted, Belmont voters overwhelmingly approved a debt exclusion to construct a new 7th through 12th grades school building by more than three to one margin on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. The final vote total […]

Smart Water Meters Installation Begins In The New Year

Photo: Use your phone to monitor water flow. By this time next year, many residents and commercial customers will be able to check their water consumption in real time right from their phones as the Board of Selectmen approved on Monday, Nov. 5 a $980,000 contract to physically install nearly 10,000 “smart” water meters in […]

Nearly 1 In 5 Cast Early Ballots As Belmont Votes, Tuesday, Nov. 6

Photo: I voted. Approximately 3,4oo residents took advantage of two weeks of early voting as Belmont prepares to cast ballots in the state general election today, Tuesday, Nov. 6. The early balloting makes up nearly 20 percent of the roughly 17,100 registered voters in town and is already more than the 2,820 who voted in […]

Editorial: Vote Yes On 4; An Investment In Our Shared Future

Photo: An outward expression of our investment in the future of our community, our children and the nation. A no vote on Question 4 Tuesday to approve a $213 million debt authorization for a new 7th-12th-grade school building is not a rejection of a tax increase but an admission Belmont’s collective futures are not worth the […]

Belmont Girls’ Soccer Rolls Over Salem In Playoff Opener

Photo: Belmont senior forward Morgan Krauss in action against Salem. (Credit: David Flanagan) It was over before it started as 7th seed Belmont High Girls Soccer scored four goals in the first 20 minutes in its first-round Division 2 North Sectional game against an overwhelmed 11th ranked Salem High squad, defeating the Witches 11-0 on […]

Belmont Wellness Coalition Awarded $625K Grant To Support Youth Substance Use Prevention 

Photo: A poster of one of the several services provided by the Belmont Wellness Coalition. Under the auspices of Wayside Youth & Family Support Network’s Multi-Service Center in Watertown, the Belmont Wellness Coalition (BWC) was awarded a five-year Drug Free Communities grant from the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the […]