Join Belmont Open Sings’ Holiday Tradition Performing Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Photo:   One of the great musical traditions in Belmont will take place Sunday as Powers Music School’s Belmont Open Sings will perform the holiday-favorite, Handel’s “Messiah.” All singers and community members are welcome to join Powers Music on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont St. The performance is conducted by Belmont Open Sings […]

Next Year’s Property Tax Rate Falls But Bill Continue Skyward As ‘Average’ Belmont Home Nears $1.1 Million

Photo: An “average” Belmont home that recently sold for $1.1 million (and it’s a ranch!) Belmont Board of Selectmen Chair Adam Dash said that next fiscal year’s property tax rate approved by the board Thursday morning, Dec. 13 isn’t that onerous compared to charges imposed in other Massachusetts city and towns. “It’s our housing values […]

Town-Wide ‘Smart’ Water Meter Installation Just Around The Corner

Photo: A smart water meter model. As reported in the Belmontonian last month, the Belmont Department of Public Works, Water Division, is implementing a town-wide upgrade the decades old water metering system starting in January 2019.  This includes installing a new water meter and/or water meter reading device at your home or business.  This installation […]

Belmont Girls Hoops Clamps Down On Wilmington In Opener, 62-35

Photo: Belmont’s sophomore center Emma McDevitt driving to the basket against Wilmington. Belmont High Girls’ Basketball’s trademark smothering team defense was on display as the Marauders held Wilmington to 11 first half point to win going away, 62-35, in the season opener held at the Wenner Field House on Tuesday, Dec. 11.  We’re still trying […]

Performing Arts Company’s Coffeehouse Fundraiser Set For Friday, Dec. 14

Photo: Poster of the Winter Coffeehouse Fundraiser. End the week with is an evening of entertainment, good food and festive celebration at the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company’s Winter Coffeehouse Fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 14 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join the company as they transform the High School’s cafeteria into a cozy performance hall […]

Nomination Papers Available For ’19 Belmont Town Election

Photo: Nomination papers are available now. Nomination papers for the annual town election on Tuesday, April 2 are now available at the Town Clerk’s office, according to Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman. Nomination for town-wide office will require the certified signatures of at least 50 registered voters of the Town of Belmont. Nomination for Town Meeting […]

Burbank Students Trick-Or-Treat For UNICEF

Photo: Ms. Cox’s class with some special guests. In October students of Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School embraced the “Kids Helping Kids” spirit and collected more than $1,800 for the annual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF drive. The money raised will provide 3,600 children with therapeutic ready-to-use food or UNICEF backpacks for 360 students to attend school. Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF […]

Tragedy Prompting Belmont To Be First In State With Defibrillators At Fields, Playgrounds

Photo: An outdoor automated external defibrillator located at Westerly (RI) High School’s turf field. June Howell  automated external defibrillator “I knew they can save lives with very little training,” said Belmont’s Recreation Department’s Program Supervisor who said the town had purchased one to be located at the Underwood Pool during the summer and the Skip Viglirolo Skating […]

Opening Reception Friday For Belmont Gallery Of Art’s Annual Holiday Small Works Show

Photo: Poster of the 11th annual Small Works Holiday Show and Sale. The Belmont Gallery of Art’s 11th annual Small Works Holiday Show and Sale will open its doors with a Festive Holiday Reception on Friday, Dec. 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring spirits from Belmont’s Craft Beer Cellar and live music performed by John […]