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Now, here’s this week’s news.
In this issue:
- This week’s School Committee Roundup: Educators advocate for continued paid COVID leave, district shares diverse hiring update.
After over a decade in Lexington Center, Venue screens could go dark next July
For almost 15 years, the Lexington Venue has offered residents a local spot to come together and enjoy a movie on the big screen. That could change next July, when the Venue’s current lease ends.Keep reading
This week’s School Committee Roundup: Educators advocate for continued paid COVID leave, district shares diverse hiring update
About a dozen educators attended this week’s meeting in person wearing red to show support for an extension of paid COVID leave through the current school year.Keep reading
Lex250 committee kicks off planning for semiquincentennial celebrations
There may be more than two years until the festivities begin, but the Lexington Semiquincentennial Commission — or Lex250 — kicked off its planning publicly on Wednesday by holding two sessions with community representatives to begin brainstorming.Keep reading
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Letter to the Editor: Anthony Amore for State Auditor
Are you concerned that all statewide offices will go to a single party on Nov. 6th?Keep reading
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