Belmont Can Vote By Mail On June 23 Town Election, But You’ll Need To Request It

Photo: Belmont voters will have the opportunity to vote by mail in the upcoming Town Election on Tuesday, June 23. But you’ll need to request in writing a mail-in ballot from the Town Clerk’s Office in order to cast a ballot. Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman has issued the hows and whens of voting in […]

No Tax Delay In Belmont; Treasurer Will Work With Residents Seeking Assistance

Photo: Homer Building, Belmont Treasurer’s office Belmont will not be joining a growing number of communities around the Commonwealth offering tax relief, including penalty waivers and deadline extensions, to residents in response to the COVID-19 crisis, according to town officials. The Belmont Select Board will follow a request from Town Treasurer Floyd Carman not to follow […]

Brownsberger, Rogers Holding Zoom Town Hall/Q&A On COVID-19 Thursday, April 16

Photo: Will Brownsberger (left) and State Rep. Dave Rogers State Sen. Will Brownsberger and State Rep. Dave Rogers are hosting a Zoom Town Hall on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. to discuss the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and answer questions submitted by viewers.   To join the Zoom Meeting, link to this address: https://zoom.us/j/94791210043 Meeting […]

Town Ponders Closing Rock Meadow Parking Lot To Lessen Overcrowding

Photo: Parking lot, Rock Meadow 3:15 p.m., Sunday, April 12: Rock Meadow. On a warm afternoon under a dull sky, the gravel parking lot is packed to the gills with sedans and SUVs. Mill Street and the lot for Lone Tree Hill have their share of cars. In fact, a Belmont Police patrol car sitting […]

‘Virtual’ Topping Off At Middle/High School Project Set For Late April

Photo: Pouring cement onto the second floor of Area B. Over the course of the past month, the coronavirus has forced many familiar activities to become virtual events via the internet including working from home, attending town meetings and school. Now you can add to that list the traditional construction milestone of “topping off” the […]

COVID-19 Cases Pass 100 As Belmont Manor Hit Hard During ‘Surge’

Photo: Belmont Manor The number of residents with confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 keeps rising in Belmont, passing into triple digits with the town’s nursing homes continuing to get hit hard. As of Monday, April 13, the state’s Department of Public Health has confirmed that 113 residents have confirmed cases of the virus, according to […]

Trees Buffeted During Blustery Monday In Belmont [Photos]

Photo: Tree falling onto neighbor’s vehicles on Frost Road. (All photos, Belmont DPW) An afternoon of gusty winds wreaked havoc on trees and property in Belmont on Monday, April 13. Department of Public Works Director Jay Marcotte said that “hundreds” of limbs were brought down throughout town blocking some streets. In addition, a dozen large trees […]

Math Monday: High Winds +Lots Of Trees=Possible Outages

Photo: Maximum wind speed map for Monday, April 13. Just your luck: the possibility of no electricity during a shelter in place. It’s going to be a windy and wild Monday as gusts upwards of 65 mph which could cause damage to trees and power lines in Belmont, according to the National Weather Service that […]

Going To Rock Meadow? Put A Leash On Your Pooch!

Photo: Rock Meadow Conservation land It’s spring. You and your canine have been cooped up for … how long? The temperature outside is going up and the sun is warm. With all of Belmont’s parks closed, the destination of choice for Fido and you to go for a romp has become town conservation land including […]

Breaking: COVID-19 Deaths Soar To 13 As Virus Sweeps Through Belmont Manor [REVISED]

Photo: Belmont Manor. Deaths in Belmont due to COVID-19 skyrocketed from 1 to 13 in four days as the coronavirus has swept through the Belmont Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, according to town officials on Saturday, April 11. “The Town of Belmont has received confirmation that to date thirteen residents of the Belmont Manor […]