Higher Gas Prices Set to Increase Belmont Light Bills

Despite a record amount of natural gas being pumped out of wells in the US, the combination of higher world-wide demand for the energy source and a colder than expected winter is about to have a very local impact on Belmont homeowners in the coming months. In what he is calling “unprecedented” increases in gas […]

Things to do Today: Wizard of Oz at the Library, Kids Recycle and Ballplayers in the Morning

It’s the final day of spring recess so make it count, kids. • The Hampstead Stage Company, a national-touring children’s theater group from Barnstead, NH, presents the children’s classic “The Wizard of Oz” at 2 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library. The 50-minute play is performed by two actors in full period costume, each […]

A First Look: Four Vie for Full Liquor, Beer and Wine Licenses

Despite the early hour –  8 a.m. – and school vacation, the Board of Selectmen’s Room at Town Hall was filled with residents as the selectmen met on Tuesday, April 22, for the first of two public meetings in which four businesses presented their applications seeking a license to sell either beer or wine or […]

Belmont Savings Reports Strong Quarter

Despite a winter that didn’t appear ever wanting to end and continued sluggishness in the general economy, Belmont’s only bank headquartered in the “Town of Homes” had a spring in its step over the first three months of the year. BSB Bancorp, the holding company for Belmont Savings Bank located in Belmont Center, reported a […]

Things to Do Today: British Troops at the Library, Food Collaborative Meeting

The British are coming to Belmont! Members of His Majesty’s 10th Regiment of Foot Revolutionary War re-creators will be in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. to tell the British perspective on the American Revolution and demonstrate an 18th-century military drill under the guidance of their commander, Rob Lee. The group is dedicated to […]

Belmont Takes Advantage of Low Rates to Bond $29 Million

While the low-interest rate environment promoted by the Federal Reserve over the past five years has dampened residents appetite for bonds, the same condition has been a boom for municipalities with good credit ratings when selling their debt on the open market. Using its top-ranked “triple A” credit rating, Belmont’s Treasurer and Tax Collector Floyd […]

Belmont High Named As One of Nation’s Best

As the saying goes, you don’t come to Belmont for the roads; you come for the schools. And in the latest issue of US News & World Report, Belmont High School is honored as one of the top-rated high schools in the country, earning the magazine’s “Gold” medal. The Concord Avenue school is ranked 151st nationally […]

Fast Times For Belmont’s BAA Marathoners

Your neighbors are a quick lot! Belmont runners produced some outstanding results at Monday’s 118th Boston Athletic Association Marathon, the historic annual 26.2 mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston’s Copley Square to celebrate Patriots’ Day, April 21. Of the 42 who finished the race, 40 percent, 17, ran under four hours, a great accomplishment for […]

Nice Day for a Belmont Egg Hunt

As the appointed time grew near, the anticipation on the hunters’ faces stood out: the widening eyes, the tightening grip, the impatient moving of their feet. “Is it time?” one said to a friend, eager for the start. Then, a few minutes after 10 a.m., the momentum to chase was just too much to bear […]

The Week to Come: Liquor Licenses, Kid-Friendly Library Events and Drug Drop Off

It’s a quiet week in Belmont with schools on recess and many families going away for spring vacation. • The Belmont Board of Selectmen is holding an early morning meeting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, to fix next fiscal year’s water and sewer rates along with reviewing the application for four all alcohol […]