Open Space? Solar Farm? Marijuana Grove? What to Do With Belmont’s Former Incinerator Site Meeting Nov. 3

New recreational playing fields. A new home for the Department of Public Works. A solar photovoltaic farm. Open space. A grove for growing medical marijuana. Those are just a few of the suggestions citizens and town officials put forward for the future use of the former town incinerator located off Concord Avenue near the Lexington […]

Belmont OKs Commuter Pass Program, Price Hikes for Town Lots

Straphangers using Belmont Center to catch buses or the commuter rail to work will soon lose most of their free parking options as the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved a plan Monday, Sept. 29 requiring commuters to purchase of a monthly pass to park along streets and town lots near the transportation hub. The recommendations […]

Belmont’s DPW Chief Peter Castanino Stepping Down

Peter Castanino, the long-serving director of the Belmont Department of Public Works, is retiring after 33 years of service, according to Town Administrator David Kale at Monday’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Sept. 29. “Too bad we can’t lock his door and keep him here,” quipped Selectman Mark Paolillo who said Castanino’s departure is “a significant […]

Underwood Pool Fundraiser Hits $300K, But Still a Ways to Go

There is a saying that goes: It’s not how you start, but how you finish. That’s how Ellen Schreiber views the fundraising effort she is heading for the Underwood Pool Building Committee to secure $200,000 from residents and businesses in just under five weeks that will allow construction to begin on a new Underwood Pool. […]

Lougee, Fiore Set to Run for Re-election to Belmont School Committee

Incumbents Anne Lougee and Lisa Fiore indicated that they are preparing to defend their seats on the Belmont School Committee at Town Election in April 2015. “I don’t see why not,” Lougee told the Belmontonian after the Belmont School Committee meeting last night, Tuesday, Sept. 23. Fiore also said she expects to run to return to […]

Voter Registration Until 8 PM Today at Belmont Town Hall

To celebrate National Voter Registration Day, the Belmont Town Clerk’s office will remain open until 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 23. Residents of Belmont who are citizens of the United States and will be age 18 or older on the day of the State election, Nov. 4, may register to vote at the Town Clerk’s […]

Belmont Raises Age for Tobacco, E-Cig Sales to 21 in 2015

Joining surrounding towns and large municipalities like New York City, Belmont will prohibit the sale of all tobacco products and nicotine delivery devices such as e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21 beginning on Jan. 1, 2015. The move approved unanimously by the Belmont Board of Health at an afternoon meeting on Wednesday; Sept. 17, also […]

Town Clerk Holding ‘Late’ Night Voter Registration Sept. 23

To celebrate National Voter Registration Day, the Belmont Town Clerk’s office will remain open until 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Residents of Belmont who are citizens of the United States and will be age 18 or older on the day of the State election, Nov. 4, may register to vote at the Town Clerk’s […]

Three Nights of Work on Trapelo Road Starts Tuesday, Sept. 16

For the next three nights/early mornings, a half-mile stretch of Trapelo Road from Church Street to Flett Road will be under construction. Beginning tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 16 and lasting until Thursday, Sept. 18, paving and repairs to the roadway will run from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. As with an earlier overnight repaving job in […]

Belmont Savings Matching Grant Could Help Save Underwood Pool

There just might be outdoor swimming next summer in Belmont after all. The Belmont Savings Bank Foundation, the community grant-making wing of Belmont Savings Bank, announced Thursday, Sept. 11 that it will match, dollar-for-dollar, up to $200,000 in private donations raised towards building a new Underwood Pool. The potential $400,000 will allow the Underwood Building […]