Chenery Greets New Interim Principal As Kate Conway Accepts Position

Photo: Chenery Middle School. Long-time educator and administrator Kate Conway has been named the interim principal of Chenery Middle School, according to the Belmont School District. Conway will start on March 19 and remain in the role until the end of the school year. Current Chenery Principal Mike McAllister and Conway “will work together on March […]

Risk Low: Belmont Health Dept. Updates School District On Students And COVID-19

Photo: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist shown implementing molecular testing. (CDC image) In a health advisory to the Belmont School Department issued today, Feb. 28, town’s health officials said the chances of students catching the new respiratory illness known as COVID-19 is currently slight but those attending Belmont schools should take precautions. […]

Boys Hoops Shut Down Rockets In Playoff Opener, Billerica Next On Friday [Video]

Photo: Mac Annus at the line vs Reading. Belmont Boys’ Hoops began its campaign to repeat as sectional champions with an emphatic victory over Middlesex Liberty rival Reading Memorial High, 87-45, in the first round match up of the Division 2 North playoffs. “We had a great week of practice and we played a good […]

Girls Hoops Taking the ’75’ Tuesday, Feb 25, To Cambridge For Tourney Opener Vs R&L

Photo: Belmont’s Nina Minicozzi rounding the pick from Emma McDevitt during a game at the TD Boston Garden vs Pembroke. After coming off a decisive away victory over Arlington on Feb. 7, the Belmont High Girls’ Basketball team was on a high note. At 11-6, the Marauders had secured a place in the MIAA Division […]

Public Meeting On Impact To Pleasant St. From Proposed McLean Development Set For March 2

Photo: The intersection of Pleasant Street and Olmstead Drive. The proposed 144-unit townhouse/rental apartment development on the McLean Hospital campus will not only create a new residential neighborhood in Belmont, it will also bring a slew of vehicles onto Pleasant Street as locals drive off to work and do their daily tasks. A public discussion […]

3rd Seed Boys Hoops Meets Reading (Again) In 1st Round Playoff Matchup Monday, Feb 24

Photo: Senior Mac Annus drives against Burlington If familiarity breed contempt, then the boys’ basketball teams from Belmont and Reading High are about to target each others shortcomings as the Middlesex Liberty rivals meet each other for the third time this season in the opening round match of the MIAA Division 2 North sectional tournament. […]

Five Days Of Early Voting For Presidential Primary Starts Monday, Feb. 24

Photo: One week of early voting in Belmont. Belmont voters are now able to cast ballots early for the presidential primary election ahead of Super Tuesday, March 3. With voter turnout expected to be high due to the large number of candidates seeking to challenge President Trump in the general election in November, Massachusetts Secretary […]

Draft ’21 Budget Tops $137M, Balanced Using One-Time Funds As Override Looms

Photo: Town Administrator Patrice Garvin at the town budget joint meeting. Like Bullwinkle J Moose pulling a rabbit out of a hat, the town of Belmont rolled up its sleeves, dug deep into the financial hat and pulled out the latest draft of the fiscal year 2021 budget. But the document revealed at a joint […]

Middle/High School Project Takes Big Step Towards Final Cost Number

Photo: Daedalus Project’s Shane Nolan report on the trade bids during a recent meeting of the Belmont Middle and High School Building Committee. A sigh of relief was heard from the members of the Belmont Middle and High School Building Committee Friday. Feb. 7 when the bid results from roughly a third of the cost […]

High Schoolers Look To Drop A Dime At Town Meeting in Support Of A Paper Bag Fee [Video]

Photo: Belmont High Climate Action Club members (from left) Kate Devitt, Madeline Kitch and Shea Brams. The brown paper grocery bag: made from renewable resources, is biodegradable, and recyclable. What’s not to love? But the bags are far from being an environmental panacea as making them puts out CO2 at a rate to be a […]