Concert In Two Places; The First In Belmont Saturday,​ Oct. 12

Photo: Paul-André Bempéchat The public is welcomed to hear renowned Franco-Canadian pianist Paul-André Bempéchat perform Haydn, Schubert, and Chopin on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m at The First Church, 404 Concord Ave. The recital celebrates 30 years of partnership between The First Church and the Unitarian Church of Désfalva, a remote, ethnically Hungarian village […]

What To Know When The Lights Go Out In Belmont

Photo: Downed trees could cause electric outages. Falling trees and and broken branches could cause electric outages throughout Belmont as the region is buffered by a fall nor’easter. National Weather Service forecasters said that “strong to damaging winds” with maximum gusts of up to 40 miles per hour are expected to peak Thursday afternoon into […]

Stormy Weather: Farmers Market Cancelled Thursday Due To ‘Nor’easter’

Photo: Not this week. The Market bell will not be ringing in Belmont tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 10. Blame it on stormy weather. “The Belmont Farmers’ Market for Oct. 10 has been canceled due to the nor’easter coming in,” according to Hal Shubin of the Belmont Food Cooperative. “The forecast calls for rain and strong winds all day, […]

Boys’, Girls’ Soccer In Final Sprint For Preseason Placement

Photo: Belmont High defender Micheal Ciano (#5) vs. Reading. With records hovering in the .500 range – usually the minimum requirement for entry for postseason play – both Belmont High soccer teams in the final two weeks of the season need to grab as many points before them. Boys’ Seeking Scoring Punch, Found It Against […]

Belmont Fire Holds Open House Wed. Oct. 9

Photo: Belmont Fire Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The Belmont Fire Department is holding a free Open House, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the BFD’s headquarters, 299 Trapelo Rd. Sponsored by the Dedham-based pizza chain Papa Gino’s, the open house is aimed at teaching families fire safety and prevention […]

Tzom Kal: Yom Kippur Begins Tuesday at Sunset

Photo: The painting is a detail of “Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur” by the 22-year-old Maurycy Gottlieb c. 1878. Yom Kippur, also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jews. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The day’s central themes are atonement and repentance. […]

Field Hockey Can’t Get By Watertown (Again) As Team Prepares For Two Critical Matches

Photo: Emma O’Donovan is fouled by the Watertown goalie resulting in a penalty stroke goal by Emma Donahue for Belmont’s goal. You could hear the sharp “thud” of the ball struck by Belmont High midfielder Emma Donahue off a penalty corner hit the back of the Watertown net across the entirety of Victory Field. It […]

Winter Town Meeting Likely Put On Ice As Skating Rink Pushed Up Against Party Primaries

Photo: Jack Weiss speaking to the Select Board on slowing down the process of approving a new skating rink. The prospects of Town Meeting Members putting on their heavy coats and boots early in 2020 to attend a rare winter Special Town Meeting to approve two important requirements for a new town skating rink appears […]

Three ‘Modest’ Proposals Frame New Regs For Town Meeting Roll Call Votes

Photo: Moderator Mike Widmer discussing changes to the roll call bylaw with the Select Board The most impassioned moments of the 2019 annual Belmont Town Meeting didn’t involve a vote but how they were reported. And next week, Town Meeting members and residents will hear and comment on changes to the roll call bylaw sponsored […]