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An investigation is ongoing into a robbery of the TD Bank Lowell St. location Thursday. (Courtesy of Envato Elements)

Good morning and welcome to this week’s LexObserver roundup.

We hope today’s edition will help you understand what to expect at Spring Town Meeting(s), which kick off Monday evening. We plan to report on Town Meeting debates and outcomes for the next few weeks in this newsletter; if you have specific questions that you would like us to consider covering, you can reach out to sophie@lexobserver.org. 
 

Now, this week’s news:

 

Week of March 26: Lexington News Roundup

Reported by Sophie Culpepper

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Bank Robbery: Lowell St. TD Bank robbed Thursday; investigation is ongoing.
  • How does Town Meeting work?
  • On Monday, Town Meeting is scheduled to debate and vote on appropriating $32.4 million in construction funds for a new police station. What do you need to know?
  • COVID-19 Weekly Update: Cases rose slightly this week, but remain low; Town Dashboard will no longer post weekly case counts.
  • Community Announcements: In A Different Key Screening and Panel; League of Women Voters First Friday will discuss elections in Lexington, Town Clerk role.

​​Ongoing investigation into Thursday’s bank robbery

 

The basics: How does Town Meeting work?

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday, Town Meeting is scheduled to debate and vote on appropriating $32.4 million in construction funds for a new police station. What do you need to know?

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Weekly Update: Cases rose slightly this week, but remain low; Town Dashboard will no longer post weekly case counts

Community Announcements 

  • ‘In A Different Key’ film screening and panel discussion next week: Next Thursday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m., Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA are hosting a free film screening of In A Different Key. This film tells the story of the first person in the United States diagnosed with autism, how his community embraced him, and how his story relates to the nationwide history of autism. This will be the premiere of the film in Massachusetts, and the screening will be followed by a panel about how the film’s themes can be applied to Lexington. The screening will take place in the Lexington High School Auditorium. You can watch the trailer here, and learn more and register here.
  • League of Women Voters First Friday: Next Friday at 9:30 a.m., the League of Woman Voters will host Town Clerk Mary de Alderete and Election Official Marilyn Fenollosa for the April installation of their virtual First Friday Forum series. The event will address questions such as what the Town Clerk does, what happens at each polling location in town on Election Day, and why the conduct of elections in Lexington matters to the future of American democracy. De Alderete was appointed Town Clerk last October; Fenollosa is a retired attorney who has been an Election Official (Assistant Clerk and Inspector) since 2012, and has a long history of community involvement. You can learn more and join the webinar once the information is posted here.

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With gratitude,
Nicco Mele, Sophie Culpepper, Sarah Liu, Vivian Wang and Seiya Saneyoshi
LexObserver Team

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