Public Meeting On Federal COVID Funds And State Aid Set For Wednesday, March 31

Photo: Poster to the meeting The $8.6 million Belmont will receive from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan has been the topic of a heated debate ever since it was signed into law by President Biden on March 11. In one corner are those who are attempting to defeat a $6.2 million Proposition 2 1/2 […]

COVID Casualty: Memorial Day Parade Cancelled Again

Photo: The 2018 Memorial Day parade While the number of Belmont and state residents vaccinated is growing by the day – nearing one-in-five in the next weeks – the coronavirus continues to play havoc with a return to normalcy. The latest example of that trend is the long-standing tradition of the Memorial Day parade and […]

Unlike Georgia, Belmont Welcomes Absentee, Early Voting By Mail; A Special Request Regarding Casting Ballots At School Precincts

Photo: Town Clerk will take absentee ballots until election day. There’s still time to obtain absentee and early voting ballots: Deadline is Tuesday, March 31 Voters who are unable to go to the polls to vote on Election Day, or are worried about the COVID impacts, may request that a ballot be mailed to them. […]

Graduation Taking Place At Harris Field, ‘Prom’ Cruise A Bon Voyage To Class Of ’21

Photo: A return to in-person graduation for the Class of 2021 They’ll be cheering in the Harris Field stands on the weekend of June 5-6 but it won’t be for the rugby or lacrosse teams. The Belmont High School class of 2021 will be receiving their diplomas in person – following socially distance protocol, of […]

Two Weeks To Go: Voting In Person, Voting By Mail

Photo: You can stuff your ballot in the drop box outside Town Hall up to and including election day, Tuesday, April 6 at 8 p.m. Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman wants eligible voters to know there are three ways to cast your ballot for the annual Town Election being held on Tuesday, April 6. Vote […]

League Of Women Voters (Virtual) Candidates’ Night On Monday, March 22

Photo: The annual candidates night will take place on Monday, March 22 The Belmont League of Women Voters will be holding its annual Candidates’ Night for all those running for town-wide posts and Town Meeting on Monday, March 22 at 7 p.m. In addition, representatives of ballot questions on the April 6 ballot will be […]

Belmont World Film 19th International (Virtual) Film Series Begins March 16

Photo: A scene from Majid Majidi’s “Sun Children,” which is representing Iran in at the 2021 Academy Awards. Belmont World Film announced the lineup of its 19th annual International Film Series, running March 16-May 10, and featuring the virtual screening of eight of the world’s top films accompanied by online discussions with filmmakers or expert […]

Friday’s Online Trivia Night To Benefit Belmont High’s Performing Arts Company

Photo: This year’s BHS-PAC Trivia Night poster There’s nothing trivial about Trivia Night being held this Friday by the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company. Last year the popular event, hosted by Parents of Performing Arts Students (PATRONS), raised over $3,500 to support the PAC, with the funds going toward expenses such as props, costumes, […]

One Way Leonard: Town Seeks Comments On A Return To One Lane Traffic

Photo: Leonard Street down to one lane last summer The Select Board will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposal to restrict Leonard Street to one lane of traffic between Moore Street and Alexander Avenue from April through October. The virtual meeting will take place on Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m. “The town is eager […]

Public Forum Set To Brainstorm Ideas On Structural Change

Photo: The event will take place on Thursday, March 4. “There are no dumb suggestions,” proclaimed the Select Board’s Adam Dash when it comes to Belmont closing the ever-present funding gap created by the town’s structural deficit. The recently formed Structural Change Impact Group will be holding a virtual public forum on Thursday, March 4, […]