Sorry, Vladimir: Belmont’s Ballot Boxes Pass State Test For Election

Photo: Staff personnel Dan Cane check the towns’ voting machines. If Russian president Vladimir Putin was thinking about tinkering with another US election, he should stay clear of Belmont. On Monday, Aug. 27, the town’s eight precinct ballot boxes were found to be secure and working correctly during the state-required inspection before each and every […]

With Temp Near 100, Belmont Under Heat, Air Quality Warnings Wednesday

Photo: It’s a hot one Wednesday. Usually, when Belmont is placed under a weather advisory, the town is expecting a storm to bring a foot or two of snow. But on this Wednesday, Aug. 26, the “Town of Homes” will experience a second day of just plain hot. As of 5 a.m., the National Weather Service […]

Breaking: Woman ‘Seriously Injured’ Hit In Crosswalk At Sycamore and Lexington

Photo: Police at the scene of a pedestrian/vehicle accident in Belmont, Tuesday, Aug. 28. An unidentified middle-aged woman was critically injured after being struck by a light commercial van while in the crosswalk at the intersection of Sycamore and Lexington streets Tuesday morning, Aug. 28. The accident took place at approximately 8:30 a.m. when a late-model […]

During Three Day Heatwave, Belmont Light Asks Customers to Turn Down Electrical Use

Photo: It’s that hot! The next three days with temperatures in Belmont hitting the upper 90s, higher than normal energy usage and higher costs is on the way. Belmont Light is asking customers to help save energy and money by reducing electricity consumption between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Electricity cut during peak times helps Belmont mitigate […]

16th Meet Belmont Set For Tuesday, Aug. 28 At The Chenery

Photo: Poster for Meet Belmont Learn about town departments, local government, schools, nonprofits, registering to vote and volunteer opportunities at the 16th annual Meet Belmont Community Information Fair, which will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington St. The event, which is free of charge and fully […]

What To Know About Next Week’s State Primary Election

Photo: Belmont residents voting at Precinct 2 in Town Hall. Voting in the Massachusetts State Primary will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 4  Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. WHO CAN VOTE AND FOR WHICH PARTY Your enrollment as a voter will determine which party ballot you can choose to vote in. […]

Belmont Under High Risk Threat for West Nile Virus

Photo: The type of mosquito that carries the West Nile virus. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced on Monday, Aug. 27 the fourth human case of West Nile virus in the state this year. The person is a woman in her 50s from Middlesex County who was never hospitalized for her illness. Three other […]

A Labor Lockout Could Keep Belmont Streets Unpaved ‘Til Spring

Photo: Common Street. The money is in the bank, the contractors are ready to go and long-suffering residents are waiting with bated breath. But for homeowners along four Belmont roadways, a labor dispute between workers and an international utility firm is threatening to delay the reconstruction and repaving their streets until this coming Spring. The […]

A Hunter of Small Fungi Leaves Belmont Library A Big Gift

Photo: Philip May (left) out exploring for lichen. Phillip F. May was a teacher, educator and investor while living in Belmont. However, his passion for more than a quarter century revolved around exploring the world for that strange composite organism in which fungi live in a symbiotic relationship with algae. May was that very rare […]

Primary Election Deadline For Voter Registration, Party Changes Is Aug. 15 at 8 PM

Photo: State Party Primary Sept. 4. The Belmont Town Clerk reminds residents who have not registered to vote that Wednesday, Aug. 15 is the deadline to register to vote if they want to participate in the Massachusetts Primary on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Aug. 15 is also the deadline for registered voters who wish to change their party […]