The End: Clark House Now Just Rubble

The Thomas Clark House was built by a master housewright in 1760. It was demolished two-and-a-half centuries later by a mid-sized excavator this afternoon, Thursday, Aug. 21. The pre-Revolutionary War era house, that stood on its Common Street homestead until 2012 before being moved to its last site on Concord Avenue, was torn down by a general contractor […]

Restoring Memories: Group Set to Mend Belmont’s Vet Memorials

The pain of John Ray’s brother’s death nearly half-a-century ago still haunts him. “Even to this day, I still have dreams that he comes back to me,” said Ray speaking of his older brother, Walter “Donny” Ray, killed in action in Vietnam in November 1967. Ray, along with Edward “Teddy” Lee – his teammate on […]

Belmont Resident Caught in Insider Trading Scheme

When providing a friend a tip at the Oakley Country Club on Belmont Street, best leave it to what club to use off the 18th hole and not what financial institution your bank is about to purchase. If Belmont resident John Patrick O’Neill had heeded that advice, he and his golfing partner and fellow Oakley […]

Conners Retiring as Belmont Library Director

“Everything has to come to an end, sometime,” wrote L. Frank Baum in “The Marvelous Land of Oz.” And on Halloween, Oct. 31, that “sometime” will occur at the Belmont Public Library as Maureen Conners, its long-serving director, will retire from the position she has held for nearly three decades. “I’m leaving before I turn into […]

So, What Is a ‘Belmontonian’?

Belmont now has a daily independent media outlet covering the “Town of Homes.” The Belmontonian – a word used by several local writers to describe someone living within Belmont’s five-square miles – is dedicated to comprehensive, consistent local coverage based on honest journalism, without agenda or partisanship. Well, that’s all well and good, but why does […]