Override Postponed To April After State Surprise Town With $3.3M And Lots Of Uncertainties

Photo: November override rescinded In a dramatic 180 degrees turn, the Belmont Select Board voted Tuesday morning, Aug. 4 to rescind the Nov. 3 Proposition 2 1/2 override vote it approved last week in response to a surprise announcement last week from the state that it will likely provide level-funded local aid in the current […]

Tropical Storm Bringing Windy Conditions Tuesday Afternoon; Prepare For Outages

Photo: Latest map from the National Weather Service. While the worse of Tropical Storm Isaias will impact central and western New England with heavy rain, flooding and possible tornados, Belmont will be visited with buffeting winds beginning on Tuesday afternoon, August 4, according to the National Weather Service in Boston. Strong, sustained winds of 25 […]

Sehr Gut! Craft Beer Moving To Foodies Site And Opening New Eatery The ‘Trinktisch’

Photo: The current store at 51 Leonard The owners of the successful Craft Beer Cellars at 51 Leonard St. in Belmont Center is moving their flagship store down the street and into the former Foodies Market site at the corner of Alexander Avenue where it will join a new restaurant/bar venture the partners had longed […]

Select Board Approves $12.5M Prop 2 1/2 Override On Nov. 3 Ballot

Photo: In the midst of a continuing pandemic and an economic recession, the Belmont Select Board approved placing a $12.5 million Proposition 2 1/2 override on the Nov. 3 Presidential Election ballot. “I do believe this is one of the most significant votes that Belmont will certainly take in its history as it relates to […]

The Belmont Emergency Rental Assistance Program Is Accepting Applications

Photo: Rental assistance in Belmont. The Town of Belmont has launched today, Monday, July 27, an Emergency Rental Assistance Program to aid residents who rent in town and have suffered loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative was authorized by the annual 2020 Town Meeting in June, which permitted the Belmont Housing Trust to […]

Town of Belmont High Heat/Humidity Advisory

Photo: The heat map from the National Weather Service. Due to the current period of high heat and humidity, the Town of Belmont encourages everyone to stay cool and hydrated and to check on elderly friends and neighbors while following good social distancing practices.  Seniors with questions about staying cool during this especially warm period […]

Rec Commission OKs Month Long Trial To Bring Off-Leash Dogs Back To Parks

Photo: Off-leash regs revert back to pre-CIVID-19 days. After pleas from pet owners to allow their pooches to once again run in town parks, the Belmont Recreation Commission in association with the Board of Health approved a return for a one month trial period to the pre-COVID-19 off-leash program for dogs. With Massachusetts in Stage […]

‘A Big Ask’: Town To Seek $12M-$14M Prop 2 1/2 Override Likely In November

Photo: Tom Caputo, chair of the Financial Task Force 2. With town finances at the precipice of a financial black hole coming this time next year, the Belmont Select Board will ask voters to pass the largest Proposition 2 1/2 override in the town’s history of between $12 to $14 million. “It’s a big ask,” […]

Belmont Votes: 2020 Town Election With Limited Polling Hours

Photo: Go out and vote The annual Belmont Town Election takes place on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Special Hours: Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  And below is information that will make the process of casting your ballot all that much easier. Whose running for town wide and Town Meeting  Click here for the […]

Light Board Names Asst. GM Craig Spinale To Belmont Light’s Top Post

Photo: Craig Spinale, Belmont Light Craig Spinale will be dropping the “assistant” from his title as he was named the new General Manager at Belmont Light. The eight-year veteran of Belmont’s independent electric utility was appointed to Belmont Light’s top position by the town’s Light Board – which is made up of the three members […]