How Much Salt Will Be Used On Belmont Streets This Winter?

Photo: Salting Belmont streets. Here’s some Belmont trivia: How much salt will Belmont’s Highway Division use on town streets during the coming winter? 30,300 pounds 200 tons 4,000 tons Not enough on my street. While you ponder your response, the Belmont Board of Selectmen has approved the annual contract for road salt on Monday, Oct. […]

McMansions On Hold as Marsh Street Resident Rolls Up New Street Plan

Photo: The proposed entry to the Sleepy Hollow Road. Sleepy Hollow Road, a controversial new cul-de-sac connecting Marsh Street to five proposed “McMansions” on the land of a well-known Boston developer, will make like Ichabod Crane and nod off before waking up sometime next year, according to Glenn Clancy, director of the Office of Community […]

Saturday Early Voting, 9AM-4PM, As 2,184 Residents Have Cast Ballots

Photo: Early voting in Belmont. Belmont residents will have the opportunity to cast their Presidential ballot over the weekend as the town has extended early voting hours to Saturday, Oct. 29.  Registered voters will be able to have their voices heard between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Belmont Town Hall, said Town Clerk Ellen […]

Tixs Now On Sale For ‘Hamlet,’ Directed by Recently Honored Educator

Photo: From the final scene of “Hamlet”. (credit: BHS PAC) Tickets for the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company’s production of Shakespeare’s tragic play “Hamlet” are now on sale for next week’s performances. “As usual, we’re putting our updated take on this classic story of a prince’s revenge, highlighting the play’s exploration of the human […]

Sports: Belmont Football Miss Playoffs on Points After Losing in the Lexington Mud

Photo: Senior running back Ben Jones heading off the field after his final touchdown against Lexington. It was a miserable Saturday, both weather- and numbers-wise, for Belmont High Football this past Oct. 23. On the climate front, the skies opened up with a hard, cold rain for the first half of the team’s match with Middlesex […]

Letter to the Editor: Trick Or Treating For UNICEF

Photo: To the editor: What is UNICEF and what is “Trick or Treating for UNICEF”? UNICEF stands for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund whose focus is to help the children in need whether they are going through poverty, violence, or lack of health.  One way UNICEF gets donations to support children is through Trick […]

Belmont’s Tiny Connection to The Lives of Thai Royalty

Photo: Princess Srinagarindra with her children including the future King Bhumibol Adulyadej (center) If you look next to the elevator on the first floor of Belmont Town Hall, you’ll find a plaque with photos and documents that tell the tale of Belmont’s brief connection to a land half a world away. It begins with an engagement between […]

Belmont Voters Reject Minuteman Funding As District Passes New School Plan

Photo: Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman reading the results from the special district referendum. It wasn’t even close. Belmont voters rejected by a near three-to-one margin a $100 million-plus funding plan for the construction of a new $145 million Minuteman Tech Regional High School on Tuesday, Sept. 20, part of a special district-wide referendum held […]

Weekend Helicopter Mystery Solved: Blame It On Hollywood

Photo: An internet photo of the low-flying helicopter flying over parts of Belmont over the weekend It was something out of  film “Apocalypse Now”: A low-flying helicopter was buzzing parts of Belmont and neighboring Watertown starting around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2.  For more than an hour, the helicopter would circle over one neighborhood then […]

Above It All: Night Road Paving In Belmont Center [VIDEO]

Photo: A still from a video of the night paving in Belmont Center. To see up close the paving of Leonard Street and its connecting roads over the past few nights has been to experience the cacophony and heat produced by massive machines as they grind and lay out a new top coat surface for […]