Topping Off Celebration As Final Steel Beam Placed At High School Section [Photos]

Photo: The final steel beam being moved into place at the Belmont Middle and High School project, Friday, May 15. The white beam was the final of more than 3,800 steel sections created to build the Phase One – the high school section – of the new Belmont Middle and High School project. And on […]

While Middle And High School (Nearly) On Budget, COVID Looms Over Project

Photo: At its 99th meeting since it first met in 2016, the Belmont Middle and High School Building Committee on Wednesday, May 13 inched closer to realizing a milestone in the construction of the 451,575 sq.-ft. project as it closes in on finalizing the project’s Guaranteed Maximum Price. With all the actual bids received by […]

‘Virtual’ Topping Off At Middle/High School Project Set For Late April

Photo: Pouring cement onto the second floor of Area B. Over the course of the past month, the coronavirus has forced many familiar activities to become virtual events via the internet including working from home, attending town meetings and school. Now you can add to that list the traditional construction milestone of “topping off” the […]

Tennis, Anyone? Proposed Rink Delayed As Schools Seek Site For Varsity Courts [Video]

Photo: Belmont HS Juniors Brett Stievater and Phoebe Gray of the tennis teams seeking to bring back tennis courts to the new school campus. After being delayed by more than six months due to concerns that the oversight process was too compressed, the anticipated solicitation of proposals for a new Belmont skating rink has again […]

Belmont Middle And High School Is … On Budget!

Photo: In the black After two misses in which the budget for the new Belmont Middle and High School recorded deficits of $30 million in April and $19 million in late August, it was with a bit of trepidation for the school’s Building Committee to hear the final budget estimate from the design team during […]

Arrays Away? Move To Delay Solar Panels From New HS Project As Critics Seek To Prevent $3M In Cuts

Photo: The Belmont Middle and High School Building Committee, residents and the design teams at the Sept. 20 meeting. A move to eliminate the installation of solar arrays on the roof of the new high and middle school building currently under construction is gaining momentum as the Belmont Middle and High School Building Committee is […]

First Day Of School Goes To Plan As Key Construction At High School Site Nears Midpoint

Photo: A third of the piles have been installed in phase one of the Belmont Middle and High School project. It was a long Wednesday, Sept. 4 for Belmont Superintendent John Phelan. After a busy Tuesday welcoming teachers and staff back to the district after the summer recess, Phelan’s Wednesday began bright and early at […]

Report: Turf Bests Grass For High School Field; See Why At Public Meeting Wed., Aug. 21

Photo: A close up of the artificial turf at Harris Field. A comprehensive “fact-based” report by a member of the Belmont Middle and High School Building Committee recommends the group move forward with the construct of a new artificial turf ground known as the “Rugby Field” adjacent to the Wenner Field House. The study’s conclusions […]

Bang! Bang! Bang! Pile Driving At High School Starts Tuesday, Aug. 20

Photo: Pile driving set to start on Tuesday. Get ready, Belmont. Beginning early next week, the neighbors living near the Belmont Middle and High School construction site will soon be listening to 10 hours a day of “the rockinest, rock-steady beat” of pile driving madness. That’s the word from Skanska, the project’s general contractor, which […]