Good morning, happy Midnights release day (!!) and welcome to LexObserver’s Friday news roundup.
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Halloween aside, late October means we have a newsy few weeks ahead of us with Special Town Meeting and the midterms around the corner — you can expect more from us on both fronts in our next couple of editions.
This week, though, we wanted to take a thorough look at Sunday’s decision to pause a much-discussed 7:40 a.m. elementary school start time proposal, and how parents, educators and other community members have reacted.
In this issue:
Superintendent Julie Hackett announces pause on 7:40 a.m. elementary start time proposal
Less than three weeks after Superintendent Julie Hackett introduced a proposal for School Committee consideration to shift elementary school start times over an hour earlier next year, she put the proposal on hold.Keep reading
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Community Announcement: Worship at the Well, Evening Service at Hancock Church
Informal, welcoming, hopeful, participatory—these are all words used to describe Worship at the Well at Hancock Church.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Pat Flynn Youth Award Created
On Sunday, Oct. 3, on the historic Lexington Green, an enthusiastic group of comrades, friends and well-wishers cheered the news of the creation of the Pat Flynn Youth Award to honor Winston “Pat” Flynn, war hero and outstanding Lexington citizen, who was remembered in a ceremony with full military honors.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Matt & Shannon Heaton perform at Harmony on the Green coffeehouse in Lexington on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
With engaging stage presence and masterfully-crafted music, Boston-based Matt and Shannon Heaton offer well-traveled Irish music from the heart.Keep reading
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Nicco Mele, Sophie Culpepper, Erin Sandler-Rathe and the LexObserver Team
Edited by Bob Rotberg
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