Special Town Meeting Starts Wednesday At The Chenery With Minuteman Redux

Photo: The new Minuteman High School in Lexington. It’s the return of the Minuteman to Town Meeting as Belmont’s legislative body will convene in a special session on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School as the high school auditorium will be filled with student/athletes on Awards Night. Minuteman Returns As […]

Lydia Ogilby, Belmont’s Grande Dame, Dead at 98

Photo: An image of Ogilby at Richardson Farm The old John Bright house (c. 1790), on Washington Street at the confluence of Grove, Blanchard, and Bright is quiet as the grande dame of Belmont, Lydia Richardson (Phippen) Ogilby, died on Friday, Nov. 1 in the home she called home for more most of her life. […]

Public Forum On New Library’s Design Set For Tuesday, 7 PM

Photo: Image of the new library (Oudens Ello Architecture) See the future of the new Belmont Public Library as the Library Building Committee along with representatives from Oudens Ello Architecture will hold a Schematic Design Reveal on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Assembly Room. View the architectural plans and sketches, hear […]

Belmont Middle And High School Is … On Budget!

Photo: In the black After two misses in which the budget for the new Belmont Middle and High School recorded deficits of $30 million in April and $19 million in late August, it was with a bit of trepidation for the school’s Building Committee to hear the final budget estimate from the design team during […]

Belmont High Girls’ Soccer Upsets Masco, 1-0; Heads To Beverly For Quarters Clash

Photo: Belmont High’s Kiki Christofori (#22, center) after scoring the only goal of the game vs. Masco. On a cold Nov. 5, 2016, Marina Karalis, a freshman who was called up from the JV just weeks before, scored the winning penalty kick to give Belmont High Girls’ soccer an upset playoff victory over hosts Winchester. […]

Teachers Holding Public Forum Wednesday On What Belmont Wants From Schools

Photo: The Belmont Education Association Educators to Belmont: What do you want? The Belmont Education Association – which represents the educators and staff in the Belmont School District – is seeking input from residents on what is important about education in the public schools at a public forum on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 7:30 p.m. […]

After Strong Finish, Belmont Volleyball Meets 2nd Ranked Quincy In Tourney Opener

Photo: Belmont senior Jenna Crowley serving against Arlington. On Seniors Night against Arlington, Belmont High Volleyball’s Jenna Crowley was ready to shake off some late-season rustiness against the SpyPonders. “I’ve been struggling a little bit serving lately and I asked our coach if I could serve today,” asked Crowley. “She asked ‘are you ready?’ and […]

Dual Dedications: Town Field, Renovated Veterans Memorial Set For Saturday, Nov. 2

Photo: These events will take part on Saturday morning. Belmont citizens who served and sacrificed for their country will be commemorated in a pair of dedications taking place on Saturday, Nov. 2. At 9 a.m., the courts at Town Field, 160 Waverley St., will be named for Sgt. Edward “Teddy” Lee, a Bradley Road resident […]

Roll Call Bylaw Motion Likely To Send Special Town Meeting Late Into The Night

Photo: Town Moderator Mike Widmer If a recent public meeting is any indication of the feelings of both sides of the issue, Belmont Town Meeting Members would be advised to bring their pillows and mugs of coffee to the night in mid-November the Special Town Meeting takes up revising the roll call bylaw. Not that […]

What To Know When The Lights Go Out In Belmont

Photo: Downed trees could cause electric outages. Falling trees and and broken branches could cause electric outages throughout Belmont as the region is buffered by a fall nor’easter. National Weather Service forecasters said that “strong to damaging winds” with maximum gusts of up to 40 miles per hour are expected to peak Thursday afternoon into […]