With temperatures expected to soar past 90 degrees over the next few days, Belmont is finding ways to keep residents cool.
The Belmont Beech Street Center, which is home to the Belmont Council on Aging, will keep its doors open an extra three hours Friday. It will close at 7 p.m. instead of 4 p.m. The extra hours were added to give residents an option to stay cool during the hot evening.
Residents can take a swim at the Belmont Underwood Community pool on Concord Avenue, which is open over the weekends. Day passes are $5 for children and $10 for adults.
The Recreation Department is taking measures to keep kids indoors at Summer Camps. “We are at the camps and giving the kids popsicles,” said Angela Braun, Assistant Director of the Belmont Health Department.
Merchants around the town have also helped keep the town cool. “It has been a community effort,” said Braun. “Belmont Savings bank has been handing out bottled water, one of the restaurants along Leonard Street has donated lemonade for the vendors at the farmers market and it’s working out. It has been so far so good.”
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