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 […]

Belmont Girls’ Hoops Streak Into Playoffs; Revenge Loss To SpyPonders For 11th Win

Photo: Belmont’s Sarah Dullaghan with the layup against Reading, part of the five game winning streak the Marauders continued with its win over Arlington. You could hear the laughter and cheering of the Belmont High Girls’ Basketball team as the bus entered the high school parking lot Friday night, Feb. 7. And why not? The […]

Donation By Allisons Will Provide Belmont PD With Taser Weapons, Training

Photo: A taser manufactured by Axon Enterprise. The largest private donation in the history of the Belmont Police Department will provide a popular electrical weapon device and the necessary training to officers on patrol. The gift of $101,325 from Liz and Graham Allison was accepted by the Select Board on Jan. 7 which will go […]

Popular Lime Bike Dumps Belmont To Pursue The Coolness Of Scooters

Photo: A Lime bike, now part of history. Lime, the popular bike sharing concept that won a growing number of local converts, has decided that cycles are just not as cool as e-scooters and will not bring back the green colored bicycles to Belmont sidewalks in the spring. The bad news was confirmed by a […]

Belmont Girls Hoops Grind By Watertown, Reading As Playoff Berth A Win Away

Photo: Kiki being Kiki: Belmont’s Christofori playing her game. Belmont High Girls’ Basketball secured a vital pair of home victories putting them a game away from securing a return trip to the Division 2 North sectional playoffs. But the wins over arch rival Watertown and always tough Reading were throughly grind-them-out affairs in which the […]

Town Celebrates League Of Women Voters During Suffrage Centennial

Photo: Honoring the League of Women Voters of Belmont: (from left) Ann Goldberg, Select Board’s Adam Dash, Amy Grossman, Penny Schafer, Select Board’s Roy Epstein, Board Chair Tom Caputo, Town Administrator Patrice Garvin, Maryann Scali and Pat Hawkins. Maryann Scali first voted for president in 1956 when she pulled the lever for President Eisenhower. “I liked […]

Presidential Primary Elections Include Early Voting Days

Photo: Early voting is coming to Belmont. Belmont’s Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians and Green/Rainbows will have the chance to vote for presidential candidates in their party’s primary election from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 after the Select Board signed the warrant approving the measure, according to Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman. In […]

After Garden Party, Belmont Girls’ Hoops Sprint For Tourney Spot

Photo: Belmont Girls at the garden. After a once-in-a-lifetime trip to play on the parquet of TD Boston Garden early Saturday morning, the Belmont High Girls’ Basketball team gets back to the grind of securing a spot defeating arch-rival Watertown, 54-34, on Tuesday, Jan. 28. With eight wins, the team needs to secure two wins […]