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 […]

Location, Location: When Temps Hit 100, Lemonade Stands Out By The Pool

Photo: It’s where you place your business that counts in the lemonade trade. When temperatures in Belmont reached triple digits on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 14, what better place to be than the Underwood Pool? And a pair of entrepreneurial brothers thought, what better place to make a few dollars on this very hot weekend than […]

Belmont, Most Of Eastern Mass Under Heat Advisory Until Saturday

Photo: Hot. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has issued a Heat Advisory for most of the state away from the coastline for the next two days. With temperatures expected to be in the 90’s in Belmont with high humidity, please follow the precautions listed below, to avoid a heat-related emergency. Drink Plenty of Fluids During […]

Belmont Light Asks To Ease Up On Electrical Use During Heat Wave

Photo: Sunny hot days ahead. Belmont Light and its partner, Woburn-based energy efficiency firm Sagewell, are informing customers that today, Thursday, Aug. 11, and Friday, Aug. 12, are expected to be high electricity use days due to continued high temperatures across New England.  And the town’s electrical utility is asking residents and customers to help […]

Expect Possible Severe Weather For Most Of Monday Afternoon

Photo: Boomers are heading this way.  The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a “Special Weather Statement” this morning that most of New England, including Belmont, could see severe thunderstorms arriving sometime this afternoon. The report released at 3:35 a.m., Monday, July 18, stated a line of thunderstorms is expected to cross southern New […]