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

Photo: Lexington Minuteman statue by Henry H. Kitson was erected in 1900 to memorialize the Lexington Minutemen. Today is Patriots’ Day (or Patriot’s Day 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 […]

Weekend Helicopter Mystery Solved: Blame It On Hollywood

Photo: An internet photo of the low-flying helicopter flying over parts of Belmont over the weekend It was something out of  film “Apocalypse Now”: A low-flying helicopter was buzzing parts of Belmont and neighboring Watertown starting around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2.  For more than an hour, the helicopter would circle over one neighborhood then […]

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

Photo: The reenactment of the Battle of Lexington. Today is Patriots’ Day (or Patriot’s Day 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 Monday in April. Today’s big […]

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

Photo: It happened 240 years ago.  Today is Patriots’ Day (or Patriot’s Day 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 Monday in April. Today’s big event is […]

What’s Opened, Closed on Patriots’ Day

It’s Patriots’ Day, a state holiday in Massachusetts and Maine. • Retail stores: Most will be open. • Supermarkets, liquor stores and convenience stores: Open. • Bars and restaurants: Open. • Municipal, state offices: Closed, including the Belmont Municipal Light Department and all Town Hall offices. • Federal offices: Open. • Libraries and schools: Closed including the Belmont Public Library. • […]