Belmont Raises Age for Tobacco, E-Cig Sales to 21 in 2015

Joining surrounding towns and large municipalities like New York City, Belmont will prohibit the sale of all tobacco products and nicotine delivery devices such as e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21 beginning on Jan. 1, 2015. The move approved unanimously by the Belmont Board of Health at an afternoon meeting on Wednesday; Sept. 17, also […]

Vaping Nation Has Belmont’s Board on Health in Its Sights

Belmont Board of Health meetings are typically quiet affairs with little on the agenda to cause a stir. The last time the board was the center of residents ire was when it ruled two years ago to remove the Underwood Pool’s diving board on safety concerns. But the board’s Wednesday, Sept. 17 meeting – set to take place at 5:30 p.m. […]

Belmont Health Board to Vote in June on Raising Tobacco Sales Age

Residents could see tobacco and electronic cigarettes join liquor and beer with a 21 year old age restriction on their sale if the Belmont Board of Health approves a proposal at its June meeting, according to the board’s chair. Answering questions at an informational meeting held at Town Hall Thursday, May 22, the Health Board’s Donna David said […]

Health Board Seek Comment on Raising Tobacco, E-Cigarette Sales Age to 21

The Belmont Board of Health will be holding an informational meeting tonight, Thursday, May 22, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium to hear from residents on a proposal to raise the age to 21 years old to purchase both tobacco and the increasingly popular “e-cigarette” nicotine delivery devices in Belmont. “It is a proposal that […]

Goose Busters Program Coming Back to Belmont

When your fields and playgrounds are fouled by fowls, who are you going to call? Goose busters! In an effort to control the waste left on Belmont’s fields and common areas by Canada geese, the most common waterfowl species in North America, the Belmont Health Department will be establishing a new, more formalized “off-leash” registration program for […]

Town Meeting Articles Could Force Dog Kennel to ‘Take a Walk’

Sadie, a blue-nose bull dog, isn’t shy to say “hello” to anyone after spending a day at Crate Escape, Belmont’s “doggy day care” center at the corner of Brighton and Hittinger streets. Her owner, Chris of Acton, said he has been taking his pet to the facility located hard by the commuter rail tracks for […]

It’s Official: The ‘Old’ Underwood Pool Gets One Last Season

The 102nd consecutive summer of the Underwood Pool, the nation’s oldest community pool in continuous operation, will be its last as the Belmont Board of Health approved variances to town regulations allowing the oval-shaped facility to open in the final weeks of June. “We approved it for one season only,” said Donna David, chair of […]