Roll Call, Wrong Call: 2019 Town Meeting Starts With A Topsy-Turvey Result

Photo: Belmont Town Moderator Mike Widmer Those who are successful at the card table will agree a basic rule to stay in the game is not to “overplay your hand,” which the Cambridge Dictionary describes as “spoiling your chances of success by saying or doing too much.” Oh, if only those Belmont Town Meeting Members […]

Teammates Start GoFundMe Site To Remember Cleo

Photo: Cleo Theodoropulos (center) with her Belmont High School Field Hockey teammates before its playoff game against Masco in November 2018. It’s something that teammates do for their fellow player; being there for them at the most difficult of times. Cleo Athena Theodoropulos was a junior and a member of the Belmont High School Field […]

Annual Town Meeting Gets Underway Monday, April 29

Photo: Town Meeting in action. While there doesn’t appear to be any “blockbuster” articles before them, the Belmont annual Town Meeting which convenes at 7 p.m., on Monday, April 29 at Belmont High School, there will be a few items that will spark interest of the 290 member body. One of those items is likely […]

Memorial Service For Cleo Theodoropulos, Fri., May 3

Photo: Cleo Athena Theodoropulos (GoFundMe) There will be a celebration of the life of Cleo Athena Theodoropulos on Friday, May 3, at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. Born on Aug. 30, 2002, Cleo died suddenly of a stroke on April 22, 2019, at Boston Children’s Hospital where she had been diagnosed the previous week with […]

Schools Budget Tops $60M In Fiscal ’20, Up 6.4 Percent

Photo: Belmont Schools budget has increased by 40 percent in the past five years. With some tweaks here and there still to come, the Belmont School Committee was presented with the coming fiscal year’s district budget at its meeting on Tuesday, April 23. And fiscal 2020 will see the final number breach the $60 million […]

Belmont’s McCabe Named MIAA’s Girls’ Rugby Coach of the Year

Photo: Well, it’s about time! Kathryn McCabe, who helped establish the successful and popular girls’ rugby program at Belmont High School in 2015 and who led the Marauders to consecutive (2017-18) state championships, was this week named the recipient of the 2019 Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Girls’ Rugby Coach of the Year Award. McCabe’s selection […]

Apply for the Police Chief Screening Committee

Photo: The Belmont Board of Selectmen has recently created the Police Chief Screening Committee to assist in the search for Belmont’s next Police Chief..  The Board is looking for two residents with a variety of talents and backgrounds who are willing to make the commitment to serve on this committee.  This committee will consist of […]

Selectmen OK Pay, Merit Hike for Town Administrator

Photo: Patrice Garvin, Belmont’s town administrator After receiving a positive job evaluation two weeks ago, the Belmont Board of Selectmen at its April 22 meeting increased Belmont’s Town Administrator Patrice Garvin’s paycheck so she’s a bit closer to what her peers in town government are taking home. In addition to salary and merit raises for […]

And The Name Of The New School Building Is …

Photo: Finally, a name with the face. Starting with 17 and then whittling the list down to three finalists, the Belmont School Committee unanimously selected a name to place on the $295 million 7-12 school building on Concord Avenue. And that name is … Belmont Middle and High School. The final decision was made at […]