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 […]

2-Alarm Fire Damages Trapelo Road Two Family

A mid-morning blaze heavily damaged the top floors of a rental residence on Trapelo Road near the intersection of Belmont Street, snarling traffic on the busy thoroughfare on Friday, April 5. No one was injured in the incident. The two-alarm fire started near or close to the rear porch of the 99-year-old two family owned […]

Final Say: Andrea Prestwick, Belmont School Committee

Photo: Multitasking on the campaign trail with Andrea Prestwich By Andrea Prestwich It has been an honor to serve on the School Committee. Belmont’s schools are outstanding because the entire community is behind them: the town, parents, teachers, and students. My first priority is to maintain excellence in our wonderful schools.  That includes careful oversight […]

Letter To The Editor: Yes On Question 3 To Preserve Transgender Rights

Photo: Transgender rights is on the state election ballot Nov. 6. To the editor: In 2016, the Massachusetts Legislature and Gov. Charlie Baker affirmed the rights of transgender individuals in Massachusetts to be treated like anyone else: to be free of discrimination in public places. As this issue directly affects the safety and well-being of […]

Belmont’s Cushman Named Massachusetts’ Town Clerk Of The Year

Photo: Ellen Cushman at work, announcing election results. Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman was awarded Town Clerk of the Year at the Summer Massachusetts Town Clerk’s Association Conference held on Thursday, June 14, “There are 351 Town Clerks in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and ours was awarded Town Clerk of the Year, a well-deserved honor,” according […]

Belmont Light Announces Summer Office Hours

Photo: Following the lead by the town, Belmont Light has announced changes to its office hours for the summer. From June 11 through Aug. 31, Belmont’s electrical utility company will be opening at 7 a.m. weekday, one hour earlier than its normal 8 a.m., in order to better serve our customers, especially those with contractors doing […]

Meet Tara: Belmont’s Newest School Committee Member Speaks on Topping the Ticket and Her Agenda [VIDEO]

Photo: The Donner clan celebrating; (from left, top) Steven Rotman, Susan Donner Rotman, Audra, Tara, Hazel and Abigail Donner. It’s 9 p.m. on a school night but Hazel and Audra are bouncing around the Donner house, running ragged all sorts of adults who had gathered at the Payson Road abode to celebrate a newcomers entry […]

Sold In Belmont: Colonial, Cape and Townhouse All Top Seven Figures

Photo:  A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 51 Prentiss Ln., Colonial (1926). Sold: $1,700,000. Listed at $1,799,000. Living area: 2,718 sq.-ft. 9 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. On the market: 147 days. Last sold: Aug. 2004, $1,556,000. • 39 Gilmore Rd., Cape (1941). Sold: $1,150,000. Listed at $1,050,000. Living area: 2,775 sq.-ft. 7 […]

Blizzard Delays Belmont High Students ‘Enough’ School Walkout To March 21

Photo: Poster image. Tuesday’s blizzard has placed a hold on town high schoolers joining fellow students from across the country on Wednesday to collectively say “enough is enough.”  According to the local student campaigners, nearly two feet of snow and the cancelation of schools on Wednesday will delay by a week Belmont High School’s participation […]