Registration Underway For Underwood Pool Summer Season

Photo: Registration for Belmont residents to purchase membership to the Underwood Pool is now underway. Any remaining passes will be released to non-residents on June 1 at 8 a.m. Opening day at the Underwood is currently scheduled for Wednesday, June 23. The closing day of the pool is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 1.  Public swim block will […]

Letter To The Editor: Designate At Least One Day To Honor Indigenous Peoples

To the editor: In third grade, my Winn Brook class went on a field trip to Plymouth Plantation. Furious that I got separated from my best friend, I stomped through the English village where costumed colonists wished us a “Good morrow.” At the Wampanoag Homesite, we watched Indigenous women dressed in deerskins cooking next to […]

Final Day Of The 2020-21 School Year Is …

Photo: Now for a little math or maths as it’s known in other English-speaking countries. If students are required to attend 180 days of school and each school districts adds 5 ‘snow’ days to the calendar and there were a pair of actual days cancelled due to weather but the state did not give permission […]

Veterans Site At Clay Pit Pond Gets A New Name

Photo: The dedication of the Belmont Veterans Memorial, Nov. 3, 2019. The memorial on the bank of Clay Pit Pond that recognize Belmont residents who serviced in the US Armed Services has received a new name. The Select Board on Monday, April 12, voted unanimously to honor a request by the Veterans Memorial Committee to […]

Checkoway Named School Committee Chair. Vice Chair? Let’s Wait On That

Photo: A Zoom capture of Amy Checkoway Amy Checkoway was unanimously elected chair of the Belmont School Committee at its organizational meeting a week after the Town Election. She takes over the reins of the six member board from Andrea Prestwich. An education policy researcher for a large international consulting firm, Checkoway enters her third […]

Memorial Day Observance Set For Belmont Cemetery At 11 AM, May 31

Photo: The 2019 Memorial Day observance at Belmont Cemetery After being cancelled due in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Memorial Day Observance returns in 2021 as Belmont honors those residents who fell defending the country. The observance will take place at Belmont Cemetery adjacent Grove Street on Monday, May 31, at 11 […]

A Q Adieu: Belmont High Football Head Coach Yann Kumin Stepping Down

Photo: Coach Q Yann Kumin, who seven years ago took over a faltering football program and restored a sense of pride and a return to winning at Belmont High School, announced Tuesday, April 13 he was stepping down as head coach of the Marauders effective after the final game vs Arlington High of the shortened […]

COVID Update: Nearly 1 In 4 Belmont Residents Vaccinated; Town Providing Shots To The Housebound

Photo: COVID update for April 12 Nearly one in four Belmont residents – approximately 24 percent – have received a complete round of a COVID-19 vaccine, running at a slightly higher rate than the state’s 22.5 percent, according to a Belmont Health official in the department’s update before the Select Board Monday evening, April 12. […]

Town Meeting Warrant Briefing Set For Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m.

Photo: Poster for the April 15 Warrant Briefing The Warrant Committee and Belmont League of Women Voters will co-sponsor a Warrant Briefing for Town Meeting Segment A to introduce Town Meeting Members to the articles in the warrant for the first section of the annual 2021 Town Meeting on Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m.   […]

‘There’s No Panic On Pleasant Street’: Phelan Resolute In Difficult Year As Educator Pink Slips Coming In May

Photo: John Phelan, superintendent, Belmont Public Schools It was day two of “Belmont after No” as the town and its residents began coming to grips with austerity being the guiding policy for local governance in the unforeseeable future after voters rejected a $6.4 million override on Tuesday, April 6. But to Schools Superintendent John Phelan, […]