Breaking: Belmont Preparing For April Return Of Full-Time In-Person Classes For Elementary Students

Photo: Belmont will offer full-time learning for K-5 in April The Belmont School District will announce next month two learning options for its youngest students one of which will be full-time, in-person learning beginning in April, according to a press release from Belmont Superintendent John Phelan released on Friday, Feb. 26. The statement marks the […]

Opinion: At This Crossroads, Why School Funding Matters

Photo: Why school funding is critical now By Stephanie J. Crement I have been a public-school educator for the past 22 years and currently work as a middle school special educator. I have two children at Butler Elementary School, where I believe they have received and continue to receive an excellent education. However, we are now […]

Belmont Cultural Council Awards Grant For 2021

Photo: Awards are announced by the Belmont Cultural Council State Representative Dave Rogers, State Senator Will Brownsberger and Nancy Linde, Chair of the Belmont Cultural Council, have announced the award of eight grants totaling $8,370, for cultural programs in Belmont during 2021. At this difficult time of world-wide pandemic, the Cultural Council looked largely to […]

Opinion: Systemic Racism in Belmont; Three Resolutions For 2021

Photo: Participants at a rally in Belmont’s Cushing Square condemning the murder of Henry Tapia By Joe Bernard One month has passed since Henry Tapia was murdered in Belmont. More than 100 of his friends and neighbors attended the vigil to honor his life and condemn racial violence, during which Kimberly Haley-Jackson, vice chair of the Belmont […]

COVID Ends Belmont Boys Hockey’s Chance To Be Solo Champions For A Second Time In A Year

Photo: For the second time in less than a year, the Belmont High Boys’ Ice Hockey team saw its chances of playing in a championship game cancelled as the Marauders’ Saturday, Jan. 20, match with Winchester in the first-ever Middlesex League tournament was scraped Friday night due to COVID-19 protocols. The Middlesex League has declared […]

Three Belmont Teams In Middlesex League Tournaments Starting Wednesday

Photo: Belmont teams are participating in a first-ever Middlesex League championship tournament. The regular season might be over but three Belmont teams will be playing on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of a first ever Middlesex League championship tournament. Boys’ Hockey and Girls’ Hockey and Basketball are playing in this impromptu playoff as the Middlesex League […]

Let The Races Begin: Here Is The 2021 Belmont Town Election Ballot

Photo: The ballot has been set for the Belmont Town Election, 2021 Races for School Committee, Board of Health and Housing Board highlight the 2021 Belmont Town Election as Town Clerk Ellen Cushman closed the nomination process at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Five candidates, including the two incumbents – Tara Donner and Evelyn […]

Absentee Ballot Applications Coming With Your Light Bill

Photo: Look in your Light bill for the application. Due to the latest pandemic surge, the Belmont Town Clerk’s Office and Board of Registrars of Voters has collaborated with Belmont Light to include an application to receive an absentee ballot in customer’s February bill. If you feel you qualify, please forward your application to the […]

What’s Open, Closed On Presidents Day/Washington’s Birthday

Photo: Washington and Lincoln birthday Two for the price of one. Living in Massachusetts allows residents to have your choice of holidays to celebrate on the third Monday of February. Presidents Day is a commemoration of the Feb. 22 birthday of George Washington. And since it falls near the Feb. 12 birthday of Abraham Lincoln, […]

Here’s Your Chance: Precincts Have Open Town Meeting Seats To Be Filled

Photo: Unless a crowd of masked residents waving nomination papers show up outside Town Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 16, it’s likely only two of Belmont’s eight precincts will have competitive races to fill Town Meeting seats up for grabs at the Town Election on April 6. A draft ballot produced by Belmont Town Clerk Ellen […]