Battling A Blizzard: A Talk With Belmont Highway’s Michael Santoro [Video]

Photo: Trapelo Road, Belmont; 11:45 a.m. Whether it’s a few inches to a foot or two, when snow covers Belmont’s streets, Mike Santoro is the town’s employee residents count on to keep the roads and parking areas clear and safe to travel. With an anticipated 12 to 16 inches of the white stuff heading the […]

DPW Accepting Holiday Cardboard Recycling Saturday, Jan. 7

Photo: Cardboard collection. With all the holiday presents and gifts received, the one lasting memory most residents have from the holidays are the stacks and piles of cardboard boxes they came in. But rather than spend time cutting up and wrapping them into bundles so they can be collected during the weekly trash/recycling collection, this […]

Ride ‘Em Cowboy: Belmont DPW Team Best in Snow Plow ‘Roadeo’

Photo: (from left) Selectman Baghdady, Selectman Paolillo, DPW Director Marcotte, Paul Mosca, Highway Div. Director Santoro, Marc Petto, Selectman Williams and Town Administrator Kale. When the snow starts falling this winter, Belmont residents and commercial owners can rest asure  that when Paul Mosca and Marc Petto are plowing the street, there’s no two better in the country. […]

Major Water Main Break Closed Common Street Sunday

Photo: Teens will be teens. A section of a major water main that runs along Common Street ruptured Sunday afternoon, Oct. 4, closing a portion of the main thoroughfare from Cushing Square to Belmont Center for most of the night. The 12-inch pipe – the largest main used by the town – blew out at […]

All Hands on Deck: Belmont DPW Throwing Everything into Blizzard

Jay Marcotte, Belmont’s newly-installed Director of Public Works, said this past Saturday’s snowfall “was a chance for the department to shake the rust off” its response in preparing and handling the inevitable task for any New England town’s DPW in clearing roads of the white stuff. “It was only four-and-a-half inches in Belmont and we […]