What’s Opened, Closed on Patriots’ Day in Belmont

Photo: Lexington Minuteman Statue of Captain John Parker in Lexington. Today is Patriots’ Day (or Patriot’s Day as it’s known in Maine) commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. The holiday was once celebrated on April 19 but now is observed on the third […]

Belmont Hires State Bureau Director To Run Town/School Facilities

Photo: Stephen Dorrance. Belmont has been on a hiring spree since the beginning of the New Year with a new Town Administrator, Light Department director and a principal for the Wellington all coming on board. And this week, the town welcomes a new facilities director who comes from the ranks of the state bureau of […]

Concord’s Assistant Director Selected To Head Belmont Light

Photo: Christopher Roy. Christopher Roy, the assistant director of the electrical utility in neighboring Concord, was selected Monday afternoon by the town’s Light Board. Roy “is a rising star in the field. He’s got a vision, a drive and the ability to take Belmont Light to the next level,” said Light Board Chair Adam Dash […]

Rinse, Repeat: Belmont High’s Principal Search Back To Square 1 With Interim Head For Next Year

Photo: Belmont High School They got the candidates they were looking for but like the belle of the ball, everyone wanted to dance with Jonathan Bourn to Belmont’s chagrin.  While Wellington Elementary has found the right person to lead the school, the search for the educator to succeed Dr. Dan Richards at the helm of […]

Opinion: Criminal Justice Reform Lightens Up On The Little Guy

Last week, the legislature sent a broad reform of the criminal justice system to Gov. Baker with a unanimous vote in the Massachusetts State Senate and a near-unanimous vote in the House of Representatives. The bill is about lightening up on the little guy – the person who has made some mistakes but wants to […]

Winter Wonders: Belmont High Globe All-Scholastics and League All-Stars Named

Photo: Julia Martin, alpine all-star. Four Belmont High School winter athletes took home regional honors from the Boston Globe by being names Eastern Massachusetts All-Scholastics in their sports. In addition, the Middlesex League released its list of Belmont all-stars which included a record eight members of the league winning Boys’ Swimming team. Carly Christofori (Girls’ […]

Belmont World Film’s International Festival Takes You To An Indonesia Spaghetti Western

Photo: A scene from “Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” The Belmont World Film annual International Series presents the New England premier of the 2017 Indonesian film “Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” tonight, Monday, April 9 at Belmont’s Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Rd. A witty and darkly subversive revenge movie about a young widow who turns the tables on […]

Want Talent? Come To Belmont Idol This Friday

Photo: Past Idol winner Lea Grace Swinson. American Idol? How about something much better: Belmont Idol! Everyone – students, residents, families – are invited to attend this year’s talent competition taking place on Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in the Belmont High School auditorium.  Expect solo acts, groups, musicians, rappers and more talent than one stage […]

Obituary: William ‘Bill’ Skelley; Former Selectman, ‘A True Belmontian’

Photo: William R. Skelley III (Linkedin) William R. Skelley III, a born and bred Belmontan who served two terms as a Selectman and was known for the honesty and high integrity he brought to town government, died on April 3, 2018, in hospice care in New Hampshire. Skelley, 70, died from a reoccurrence of cancer he fought for […]

Town Election ’18: Donner, Burgess-Cox Heading To School Board As Few Voters Venture Out To The Polls

Photo: Asst. Town Clerk Meg Piccione reading the results of the Belmont Town Election on April 3. In a town election that saw one of the lowest turnouts in the past decade, a teacher topped the ballot in the race to run the Belmont’s schools.  In the only competitive town-wide race, newcomer Tara Donner outpaced […]