Concord’s Assistant Director Selected To Head Belmont Light

Photo: Christopher Roy. Christopher Roy, the assistant director of the electrical utility in neighboring Concord, was selected Monday afternoon by the town’s Light Board. Roy “is a rising star in the field. He’s got a vision, a drive and the ability to take Belmont Light to the next level,” said Light Board Chair Adam Dash […]

Rinse, Repeat: Belmont High’s Principal Search Back To Square 1 With Interim Head For Next Year

Photo: Belmont High School They got the candidates they were looking for but like the belle of the ball, everyone wanted to dance with Jonathan Bourn to Belmont’s chagrin.  While Wellington Elementary has found the right person to lead the school, the search for the educator to succeed Dr. Dan Richards at the helm of […]

Somerville’s Franke Selected Next Wellington Principal

Photo: Allison Franke (Linkedin) Wellington Elementary has found its new principal. “I am happy to announce that Allison “Alli” Franke has accepted the position of Principal of the Wellington Elementary School. Her work in the District will begin on July 1,” said Mary Pederson, the district’s director of human resources.  Franke takes the school’s reins from Amy Spangler, […]

Opinion: Criminal Justice Reform Lightens Up On The Little Guy

Last week, the legislature sent a broad reform of the criminal justice system to Gov. Baker with a unanimous vote in the Massachusetts State Senate and a near-unanimous vote in the House of Representatives. The bill is about lightening up on the little guy – the person who has made some mistakes but wants to […]

Winter Wonders: Belmont High Globe All-Scholastics and League All-Stars Named

Photo: Julia Martin, alpine all-star. Four Belmont High School winter athletes took home regional honors from the Boston Globe by being names Eastern Massachusetts All-Scholastics in their sports. In addition, the Middlesex League released its list of Belmont all-stars which included a record eight members of the league winning Boys’ Swimming team. Carly Christofori (Girls’ […]

Belmont World Film’s International Festival Takes You To An Indonesia Spaghetti Western

Photo: A scene from “Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” The Belmont World Film annual International Series presents the New England premier of the 2017 Indonesian film “Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” tonight, Monday, April 9 at Belmont’s Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Rd. A witty and darkly subversive revenge movie about a young widow who turns the tables on […]

Want Talent? Come To Belmont Idol This Friday

Photo: Past Idol winner Lea Grace Swinson. American Idol? How about something much better: Belmont Idol! Everyone – students, residents, families – are invited to attend this year’s talent competition taking place on Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in the Belmont High School auditorium.  Expect solo acts, groups, musicians, rappers and more talent than one stage […]

Obituary: William ‘Bill’ Skelley; Former Selectman, ‘A True Belmontian’

Photo: William R. Skelley III (Linkedin) William R. Skelley III, a born and bred Belmontan who served two terms as a Selectman and was known for the honesty and high integrity he brought to town government, died on April 3, 2018, in hospice care in New Hampshire. Skelley, 70, died from a reoccurrence of cancer he fought for […]

Meet Tara: Belmont’s Newest School Committee Member Speaks on Topping the Ticket and Her Agenda [VIDEO]

Photo: The Donner clan celebrating; (from left, top) Steven Rotman, Susan Donner Rotman, Audra, Tara, Hazel and Abigail Donner. It’s 9 p.m. on a school night but Hazel and Audra are bouncing around the Donner house, running ragged all sorts of adults who had gathered at the Payson Road abode to celebrate a newcomers entry […]