Power Outages Possible As High Wind Warning Issued Thru Monday

Photo: Damaging winds heading to Belmont A High Wind Warning was issued by the National Weather Service, Sunday, Feb. 24, for Belmont and most of New England with predictions of gusts as high as 63 knots impacting the area through late Monday, Feb. 25. The warning, which began at 3 a.m. Monday will remain in […]

Belmont Girls’, Boys’ Basketball Earn 1 Seed In North Sectionals

Photo: Belmont High Boys and Girls have home playoff games. It’s always impressive for a school’s sports team to be selected the number-one seed in a sectional playoff; it’s an honored earned by a squad for an excellence on the field throughout the entire season. What’s even more accomplished as well as being extremely rare? […]

Belmont Tracksters Score At Div. 2 Indoor Championships

Photo: Joy He finished fifth in the sprint hurdles. Jumping over things was Belmont High athletes speciality at the MIAA Division 2 Indoor Track Championships held Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Boston.  Junior Joy He strode over five 33-inch high barriers in 9.05 seconds to take 5th in the 55 […]

Belmont Food Pantry Reopens At Town Hall

Photo: The ribbon cutting. The Belmont Food Pantry has a new home, one its founder hopes will remain for years to come. On its first Saturday, Feb. 16, at its new location on the first floor of Town Hall, the pantry’s volunteers welcomed a large number of the 200 families which are served by the […]

Belmont Wrestling Is Up Off The Mat, Sends Three Grapplers To States

Photo: Belmont High Senior Justin Darling winning his match vs. Arlington. By Max Dionne In December, a 106 pound Belmont High School freshman named Ken Kitamura brought a ray of hope to a recently down-on-its-luck sports team; he pinned his Wellesley opponent in the first 14 seconds of the very first match of the season. […]

What’s Open, Closed on Presidents’ Day; Trash Collection Delayed A Day

Photo: A snowy Presidents’ day. Today, Monday, Feb. 18 is a snowy Presidents’ Day, although the federal government still refers to it as “Washington’s Birthday” to honor the country’s first president. Belmont town offices: Closed Belmont Schools: Closed (it’s winter recess.) Belmont Public Library: Closed Beech Street Center: Closed US Post Offices: Closed Banks: Closed Retail […]

Selectmen OKs Fire Chief’s New Contract

Photo: “Your Fire Chief” David Frizzell.  It took some give and take and several executive sessions over the past five months, but on Friday, Feb. 8, the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved a new contract with the town’s longtime Fire Chief, David Frizzell.  The town now has agreements with both of Belmont public safety heads, having […]

Belmont’s ‘Hurdle Squad’ Heads To Nationals With No Time To Spare [VIDEO]

Photo: The Belmont “Hurdle Squad”: Joy He, Knar Krafian, Sam Lu and Sarah Firth. Talk about hitting the mark. Belmont High School’s “Hurdle Squad” – junior Joy He, sophomores Knar Krafian, Sam Lim and Sarah Firth – had one chance to reach the qualifying time in the unique 4×55 meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay to qualify […]

Snow Emergency Parking Ban Starts At 8 PM Tuesday

Photo:  The midweek snow storm coming through Belmont has caused the town to ban public parking for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, according to a town-issued press release. “There will be a SNOW EMERGENCY Parking Ban on all roadways, as well as in municipal and Belmont Public School parking lots, effective at 8pm, Tuesday, Feb. 12, […]

North Middlesex Regional’s Taylor Named Belmont High’s New Principal

Photo: Isaac Taylor inspecting the new school housing North Middlesex Regional. Isaac Taylor, whose teaching and leadership career spans an ocean and three decades, has been named the next principal of Belmont High School, according to the Belmont School District. Taylor starts his tenure on July 1. “I have 14 years experience in raising standards, […]