Town’s Financial ‘Watchdog’ Follows Selectmen Recommending ‘No’ On Minuteman

Photo: The interior of the new Minuteman Tech High School. In a vote that was not unexpected, the town’s Warrant Committee voted Wednesday, April 27, to recommend next week’s Town Meeting rejects a $144 million funding plan for a new building to house the Minuteman Career and Technical High School. The 8 to 6 vote […]

Belmont High’ Smarties Battling Saturday for Semi-Finals in Channel 2’s ‘High School Quiz Show’

Photo: Belmont High’s High School Quiz Show team. A quartet of smart kids from Belmont High School will take on their peers from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High for the final place in the semi-finals of WGBH 2’s High School Quiz Show today, Saturday, April 30 at 6 p.m. Lexington High School, Newton North High School and the Advanced Math […]

Yard Sales Have Returned; Don’t Forget To File For Free Permit

Photo: Yard sales in Belmont. With the return of yard sale season, the Belmont Town Clerk’s office reminds residents to file for on of your free yard sale permits by visiting the Town Clerk’s web page, before the start of your sale. Click here to file for a private sale permit for free. In order to hold a private […]

Patriots Are Back For Boosters Fundraiser, May 16

Photo: The champs are back!   Members of the New England Patriots are returning to Belmont High School on Monday, May 16 as the Belmont Boosters Club will host the third annual New England Patriots Basketball Game, which pits members of the Belmont community against members of the 2014 Super Bowl winning football team. Residents, school […]

Thank You, Override: School Budget To End Fiscal Year In Balance

Photo: A school budget in the black?  Last year this month, the Belmont School District and School Committee were scrambling to someway fill a $536,000 deficit by the end of fiscal year 2015 which loomed in two months. In the end, the district with a cup in hand to ask for $285,000 from the Warrant […]

Belmont Firefighters Agree To Drug/Alcohol Testing In New Contract

Photo: Belmont Fire in action. Drug and alcohol testing policy is now part of firefighters job after the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved a three-year contract with the 54 members of the International Association of Firefighter Local 1637 at its Monday, April 25 meeting.  “The firefighters really stepped up to the plate with the town” […]

Stand-Up Campaign Hosting ‘Kindness, Decency and Civil Discourse’ Sunday, May 1st

Photo: The poster for The Stand-up Campaign event. The Stand-up Campaign, a non-partisan, non-political initiative formed to promote civil discourse and community engagement, is hosting an interactive community conversation titled “Kindness, Decency and Civil Discourse” on Sunday, May 1 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Assembly Room at the Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord […]

Citizen Petition Triggers Special Town Meeting Targeting Wireless Antennae at Plymouth Church

Photo: The Plymouth Congregational Church. A group of residents, many who have led the effort to halt the installation of cellular antennae inside the steeple of Plymouth Congregational Church on Pleasant Street, have successfully filed a citizen’s petition that now requires the town to hold a Special Town Meeting in June aimed at placing a […]

Sports: Belmont Remain Undefeated With Shutout Win Over Woburn

Photo: Belmont sophomore southpaw Nate Espeline. Break up the Marauders! After its 3-0 shutout win Monday afternoon, April 25 over Woburn behind another stellar outing from sophomore southpaw Nate Espelin (a two-hit, six strikeout workmanlike afternoon), Belmont High Baseball has been playing some of the best baseball in the state. Monday’s victory at the Grant was Belmont’s […]