Halloween 2021: Skeletons and Pumpkins and Rainbows…Oh my!

Sunflower girl

The trick or treating was just the latest sign that things are kind of sort of returning to normal. Check out our galleries of the Hillcrest skeleton display and Belmont’s best pumpkins!

Belmont’s Mean Streets: 86 Bike & Car Collisions Since 2011

Belmont Bike and Car Collisions

There were 86 car and bicycle collisions on Belmont streets since 2011. Three quarters resulted in an injury, data from the Belmont Police Department shows, highlighting the need for more pedestrian- and bicycle friendly infrastructure.

Our Library Is Failing: See For Yourself Sunday

Vacuum Tubes run Belmont Public Library

Our library is in rough shape. Just how rough? You can see for yourself tomorrow, when the Library Board of Trustees, Belmont Library Foundation and the Library Building Committee jointly host guided tours of our public library between 1PM and 3PM tomorrow, Sunday, October 17.

Got Library? Important Monday 10/4 Meeting

Belmont Public Library

If you support replacing our aging and decrepit public library with a modern facility, there is a critical meeting Monday evening at 7:00 PM.

Register Now For the Apple Run!

Runners Starting Line FBE Apple Run Belmont

Calling all runners: Belmont’s fall classic, the Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) Apple Run is next Sunday! And, if you haven’t registered to run yet, time is drawing short. The deadline for pre-registration is Wednesday evening at 11:59 PM. So, if you want to run and hope to avoid the crowds at the day-of registration booth, you have just two more days to register.

Opinion: Immigration = Emigration

Climate Refugee

Immigration is in the press and in our politics: people from Central and South America coming to our southern border, people from Syria fleeing to neighboring countries and to Europe. We tend to view immigration as something that is being foisted upon us, but what we don’t adequately appreciate is the other side of the coin – emigration. The person we view as an immigrant is also an emigrant – someone who is no longer able to live in their homeland. We attribute all this to political conflict, poverty, declining agricultural productivity, corruption, poor governance, and opportunism. But, if we drill down to the actual root cause, it is most often climate change. Belmont’s Monte Allen, a former senior director of development at CARE USA in this op-ed.