Charge It: Belmont Dedicates New E-Car Charging Stations in Center

Photo: At the dedication of the new public charging stations in Belmont Center (from left); Interim Town Administrator Phyllis Marshall, Selectmen Jim Williams, Adam Dash and Mark Paolillo, Energy Committee’s Marty Bitner, and the Light Department’s Rebecca Keane and Jim Palmer.  Belmont Center has become a destination location for owners of  “EVs” as town leaders […]

Town Meeting Overwhelmingly OKs ‘Welcoming Town’ Article

Photo: Michael Chesson. On Monday, May 8, Michael Chesson came to the microphone at the annual Belmont Town Meeting to speak his mind on the contentious proposal to create a “Welcoming Town” for residents with questionable immigration status. He finished to a standing ovation after expressing the heartfelt sentiment of many of his neighbors seeking to embrace […]

2017 Belmont Town Meeting, Night 3 LIVE

Photo: Town Moderator and Town Clerk before tonight’s meeting/ Belmont’s annual Town Meeting reconvenes tonight, Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. to take up the last warrant articles remaining in the meeting’s first segment. Those articles are: Article 8: Refer to a study committee the article that would increase the membership of the Board of Selectmen from three […]

Three Articles Remain In 1st Half of 2017 Town Meeting

Photo: Belmont Town Meeting. Seven down, three to go as Belmont’s annual Town Meeting convenes tonight, Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. to take up the last warrant articles remaining in the meeting’s first segment. Town Meeting is traditionally broken up into two segments, A  and B with the first sessions dealing with non-financial articles – […]

2017 Belmont Town Meeting, Night 2, Special Town Meeting LIVE

Photo: Town meeting again. Hello to the second night of the annual Belmont Town Meeting at Belmont High School.  Tonight’s topics will be booze, pot and the CPA with a special town meeting called to vote on changes to the town’s liquid licensing bylaw concerning transfer of licenses than a vote supporting a temporary moratorium […]

Belmont Day School, Residents Waiting on Dover Decision

Photo: Residents at the Planning Board meeting Tuesday night. The Board of Selectmen’s Room in Belmont’s Town Hall was stuffed to the rafters with residents Tuesday night, May 2 as the Planning Board reopened the public hearing to hear from both sides of a now controversial development planned at a private school on Belmont Hill. By […]

Three Routes Presented As Finalists for Belmont’s Community Path

Photo: Screenshot of the presentation from Pare Corp of one of the three top-ranking routes. And now there are three. After more than a half a year of analysis and study, the project management team conducting a feasibility study of a community path in Belmont presented to the public three possible routes that “scored” the […]

Belmont School Budget Tops $60 Million With Town’s Share $53 Million

Photo: The fiscal 2018 school budget It got a bit more pricey to educate the kids in Belmont as the School Committee unanimously approved the fiscal 2018 school budget that tops $60 million. Saying that there were “no surprises” in the final numbers, the School District’s Director of Finance, Business, and Operations Anthony DiCologero said the […]

Wednesday’s Comm. Path Feasibility Meeting: $ and Rating the Routes

Photo: Community path in Somerville. The penultimate public meeting of the Belmont Community Path feasibility study will finally focus on how much each of the possible routes running across Belmont will cost and how to find the Benjamins to pay for it. The meeting, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, in the Chenery Middle School’s auditorium, will […]