Who’s Closing Early Christmas Eve; What’s Open/Closed On Christmas In Belmont

Photo: Merry Christmas, Belmont. If after unwrapping all your presents and watching the latest holiday movie on the Hallmark Channel you have a “need” to get out of the house, here are a few places around town open on Christmas. Christmas Eve early closings: All Belmont Town Offices and the Public Library will close at […]

As FY ’21 Tax Rate Falls, Average Tax Bill Jumps 11% As High School Debt Exclusion Kicks In

Photo: The Assessors before the Select Board (from left) Martin Millane, Robert Reardon and Charles Laverty III Belmont homeowners knew the day of reckoning was coming. And that day will be July 1, 2020 when the dual impact of the successful vote on the $213 million debt exclusion to build the new Middle and High […]

A Room Of Stars Came To Send Belmont Police Chief McLaughlin Into Retirement

Photo: A galaxy of police chiefs came to honor Belmont Chief Richard McLaughlin on his retirement after 39 years in public safety. Former Belmont Town Administrator David Kale said after looking around the Select Board Room in Town Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 17, “this is the safest place to be in America.” Inside the space […]

Belmont Light’s Winter Celebration/Blanket Drive Set For Thursday

Photo: Part of the poster for Belmont Light’s Winter Celebration and Blanket Drive. The town’s electrical utility, Belmont Light, will be celebrating the Winter season with its customers at the 40 Prince St. office on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.    The event is open to all Belmont Light customers. Those attending […]

Arizona Business Express Interest In Opening Pot Shop On Pleasant Street

Photo: An image of Mint’s retail pot operation on Pleasant Street. An Arizona-based firm described as “an industry leader in the blossoming cannabis industry” has sent a notice of intent to Belmont town officials to open a “world class adult-use“ retail marijuana dispensary on Pleasant Street where a service station is currently located. Mint Retail […]

Obituary: Trevor O’Rourke, 25, Determined To Belong In This World

Photo: Trevor Jamil O’Rourke Services will be held this weekend for Belmont resident Trevor Jamil O’Rourke who died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2019. O’Rourke, who battled polysubstance abuse for many years, was 25. Visiting hours will take place in the Brown & Hickey Funeral Home, 36 Trapelo Rd., Belmont on Friday, Dec. 13 from 4 […]

Dust Off That Dream Gown For Belmont High’s ‘Prom Dress Drive’ On Saturday

Photo: The poster of the Prom Dress Drive being held this Saturday, Dec. 14 at Belmont High. For most prom dresses, it’s a one and done deal. After than special night with your friends, that dream dress is likely to languish in the back of a closet until a younger sibling wants to play dress […]

Winn Brook’s Carey Stepping Down As Principal, Search For Next Leader Underway

Photo: Winn Brook Principal Janet Carey Janet Carey, Belmont’s longest tenured principal, has announced that she is stepping down from leading the educators at the Winn Brook Elementary School at the end of the 2020 school year. “Filled with mixed emotions, I am writing to let you know that this will be my final year as […]

Select Board Pegs McIsaac To Be Next Belmont Police Chief (VIDEO)

Photo: Belmont Assistant Police Chief James MacIsaac Assistant Police Chief James MacIsaac could soon be leading his hometown police department as the Belmont Select Board unanimously selected the life long resident to succeed Richard McLaughlin as Belmont’s next police chief. “I hope to continue to serve the Town of Belmont [in] the capacity of Police […]