Drillin’ for … Thermals As 7-12 School Project Gets Underway

Photo: They’re drillin’ on the rugby field, lookin’ for geothermal heat. It could have been mistaken for an oil derrick drillin’ for Texas Tea (1960s cultural reference) a few meters from the track at Harris Field adjacent Concord Avenue. But what the team was boring 500 feet into the earth since Dec. 12 was to […]

Community Preservation Gives Thumbs Up To Four Hopefuls

Photo: The Belmont Police Station which will receive $787,000 of CAC funding. The Community Preservation Committee has given its nod of approval to half of the applications requesting funds from the committee in the fiscal year 2019 cycle. While the ultimate say on which of the eight applicants will be funded will be determined by […]

Yardemian Breaks Single-Game Points Record As Boys, Girls Hoops Down Lexington

Photo: Danny Yardemian after scoring his record-breaking 46th point. The first Girls’/Boys’ Basketball Friday Night doubleheader saw a record fall and Belmont’s teams gather their second wins at Lexington on Friday, Dec. 14. Boys’: Danny Goes For 46, Belmont cruises late If there was one word that would describe senior guard Danny Yardemian night against Lexington, […]

Guden’s 5 Point Night Secures Home Opener Win For Belmont Girls’ Hockey, 5-2, Over Medford

Photo: Belmont’s Katie Guden scoring her third and game-winning goal. The first half of Belmont High Girls’ Ice Hockey home opener at the “Skip” on Thursday night, Dec. 13 was all Medford High as the Mustangs held a 2-0 lead and were peppering the Marauders’ goal with scoring opportunities galore. The second half was all […]

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 […]