Bang! Bang! Bang! Pile Driving At High School Starts Tuesday, Aug. 20

Photo: Pile driving set to start on Tuesday. Get ready, Belmont. Beginning early next week, the neighbors living near the Belmont Middle and High School construction site will soon be listening to 10 hours a day of “the rockinest, rock-steady beat” of pile driving madness. That’s the word from Skanska, the project’s general contractor, which […]

Underwood Pool Patrons: It’ll Be Crowded This Weekend, So Here’s Some Rules To Know

Photo: Open for the crowds With the expected weather forecast for this weekend calling for record heat, the Belmont Recreation Department is anticipating a high volume of users at the Underwood Pool at the corner of Cottage and Concord. Following state code, the pool may not exceed 275 swimmers in the water at any given […]

Summer Recess Begins Monday At Belmont Public Schools

Photo: Final walk out of the Wellington. The unofficial start of summer begins today, Monday, June 17 as Belmont marks the final day of the 2018-19 public school year. Students won’t be spending the entire day in class as it is an early release for all grades. Belmont High School: 10:30 a.m. Chenery Middle School: […]

Finally! Four Votes To Decide Moderator To Have Single Year Terms

Photo: The view from the moderator’s stand. If the second time is “lucky” and a third “the charm,” what’s the idiom for a fourth vote on the same article at Town Meeting? Whatever word you want to use, the marathon debate around a seeming inconsequential request to increase the term of the Town Moderator from […]

Last Day Of School In Belmont Is … A Monday (Ugh!)

All it took was a single snow day for last classes at Belmont’s six public schools to be dragged over a weekend. Belmont School Superintendent John Phelan announced at the School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, April 9, the definitive final day of the 2018-2019 school year, no matter what weather related event – June […]

Belmont Energy Committee’s Forum: Taking Local Action To Stop Climate Change

Belmont is on the forefront of local communities who have taken action to reduce its part in global climate change. More than a decade ago, Town Meeting in 2008 adopted a climate action plan to reduce the town’s green house gases by 80 percent by the year 2050. Since then, the town and Town Meeting […]