Belmont Ends Its COVID Emergency Regs; A Month To Plan Reopening Of Town

Photo: Belmont Town Hall which has been closed to the public for the past 14 months On the same day Gov. Charlie Baker said the state would lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions effective Memorial Day, May 29, the Belmont Select Board approved rescinding the town’s emergency regulations requiring residents to wear masks and social distancing. […]

Latest Rink Configuration OK’d By School Committee; Tennis Courts Remain A ‘?’

Photo: The scheme approved by the school committee for a new skating rink in Belmont The Belmont School Committee unanimously approved on Wednesday, May 12, the latest design scheme for a new skating/hockey rink located near the present location adjacent to Harris Field. The joint meeting with the Belmont Select Board did not address a […]

Fire Department Ups Fees For Ambulance Service Adding $290K To ’22 Budget

Photo: Belmont Fire Chief David DeStefano A jump in the fees to call a Belmont Fire Department ambulance will add more than a quarter of a million dollars to the town budget after the Belmont Select Board unanimously approved the cost hike at its virtual meeting on Monday, May 11. The changes to what was […]

Paolillo (Re)Joins Select Board

Photo: The team that runs Belmont: (from top left clockwise) Select Board Chair Adam Dash, vice-chair Roy Epstein, Town Administrator Patrice Garvin, Select Board member Mark Paolillo, and Jon Marshall, assistant town administrator. When Mark Paolillo served on the Belmont Select Board in the 2010s he would be continually fighting a losing battle with Boston […]

Belmont Will Keep Voting Precincts At Elementary Schools Despite Students Return

Photo: Voting will take place at elementary school locations in Belmont Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman thought she had everything planned to manage the upcoming Town Election on Tuesday, April 6 as well as one can during a pandemic. Cushman had her volunteers at the ready, enough PPE’s (personal protective equipment) on supply, and eight […]

Belmont To Receive $8.6M From American Rescue Plan … With COVID Strings Attached

Photo: President Joe Biden signing the American Rescue Plan. Creator: Adam Schultz | Credit: White House Not only will most Belmont residents receive a $1,400 check from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan signed into law by President Biden on March 11, but their Town of Homes is also set to be a beneficiary from the same stimulus package […]

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 […]

Breaking: Caputo Will Not Run For Re-election To Select Board

Photo: Tom Caputo Citing time away from his family and work demands, first term member Tom Caputo will not seek re-election to the Belmont Select Board. “I am making this decision to not seek reelection so that I can prioritize my family and my full-time work,” he said. Caputo’s announcement, made Friday, Jan. 22, comes […]

State Fire Union’s ‘Threatening’ Letter Limited Candidates For Belmont’s Chief Job

Photo: Fire Headquarters on Trapelo Road. Belmont missed out on a number of outstanding candidates to be its next fire chief after the state’s fire fighters union sent a “threatening letter” to its membership in the fall, according to town and elected officials. The allegation of outside interference was revealed at the end of Wednesday […]

Public Interview Of Three Finalists For Fire Chief Post This Thursday, Jan. 21

Photo: Belmont Fire Department The Belmont Select Board will conduct public interviews the three finalists to replace David Frizzell as the town’s fire chief. The board will conduct the one-hour interviews on Thursday, Sept. 21 beginning at 6 p.m. The candidates will be interviewed in this order: 6 p.m.: Wayne Haley, Belmont acting Fire Chief 7 […]