New Clay Pit Path Set To Open Mid-November; Vets Memorial A Bit Later

Photo: Work has already begun on the new path around Clay Pit Pond. It’s been more than two years after Town Meeting gave its OK, but finally, a premier Belmont recreation spot will soon have a new surface that the public will be able to use by Thanksgiving. In fact, work on the Clay Pit […]

Town, League Seek To Clear The Haze Over Pending Marijuana Bylaw Vote

Photo: If Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski is baffled by the marijuana ballot next week, so are a lot of Belmontians. Ok, let’s go over this once more. Belmont is voting on marijuana again despite the state legalizing pot sales to adults statewide in 2016, just this time if you vote “yes” there’ll be less pot […]

Selectmen To Attend Traffic Advisory Committee’s Thursday Meeting On Crosswalk Concerns

Photo: The scene of the accident at Lexington and Sycamore streets. The Belmont Board of Selectmen will join the town’s Traffic Advisory Committee at its scheduled meeting Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Town Hall auditorium as the committee takes up pedestrian safety after the death of a resident killed walking in a crosswalk. The meeting […]

Planning Board Expands South Pleasant District With Eye On Waverley Square

Photo: Andy Rojas at the July Planning Board meeting with the proposed plans for an assisted living center. With an eye on the future of a “new” Waverley Square that will be unrecognizable “in 10 years,” the Belmont Planning Board has expanded the overlay district along South Pleasant Street it approved in July at its […]

Belmont Voters Come Out All Day To Cast Ballots In State Primary

Photo: They voted Tuesday. A small stream can eventually over time create a deep valley. On Tuesday, it was a steady stream throughout the day entering Belmont’s eight polling sites that produced an impressive figure of residents to take the time to vote on a hot, humid election day. Approximately 5,000 voters or just under 30 […]

Police Chief Gets A Raise, And His Retirement Date

Photo: Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin on a tour of the current police headquarters. Belmont’s long-standing Police Chief Richard McLaughlin received a pay raise and a contract extension which will allow him to end his career in his hometown.  McLaughlin received a glowing review by Town Administrator Patrice Garvin who approved the pay raise which […]

Belmont Votes: State Primary Election; Polls Open 7AM – 8PM

Photo: Voting in the Massachusetts State Primary will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. WHO CAN VOTE AND FOR WHICH PARTY Your enrollment as a voter will determine which party ballot you can choose. A voter enrolled in one of the three Massachusetts political parties, can […]

What’s Open (Starbucks), Closed (Wearing White) in Belmont on Labor Day

Photo: A pair of gentlemen who will need to put these outfits away come Tuesday. The Labor Day holiday is the last great getaway weekend of the summer and Belmont (because the public schools open after the holiday) has all but emptied out until Monday after dark.  Labor Day is one of ten holidays recognized by the federal government, although […]

What To Know About Next Week’s State Primary Election

Photo: Belmont residents voting at Precinct 2 in Town Hall. Voting in the Massachusetts State Primary will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 4  Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. WHO CAN VOTE AND FOR WHICH PARTY Your enrollment as a voter will determine which party ballot you can choose to vote in. […]