Good morning and welcome to LexObserver’s Friday news roundup!
Halloween is just three days away, and Lexington’s Vlad Selsky, nominated by Elizabeth Rozan, stole the show with his decorations. We’ll post a full selection to our social media on Monday, but here’s a sneak peak:
Also, heads up that next week, we’re going to launch our next fundraising campaign. But, this campaign is going to be a special opportunity for us to grow, because for the first time we’re participating in NewsMatch, which is exactly what it sounds like: A matching campaign for local news that could double whatever you’re able to give (!!)…
More about that next week! In the meantime, have a festive weekend, and here’s this week’s news.
In this issue:
- At next week’s Special Town Meeting, members will discuss, vote on two important measures for increasing affordable housing in Lexington.
- This week’s School Committee roundup: Educators draw attention to overwhelming workload, student caseloads.
At next week’s Special Town Meeting, members will discuss, vote on two important measures for increasing affordable housing in Lexington
Two articles, if passed, could improve and expand Lexington’s tools to address the affordable housing crisis squeezing individuals and families on the local, state and national levels.Keep reading
This week’s School Committee roundup: Educators draw attention to overwhelming workload, student caseloads
About a dozen teachers described regularly staying at school late into the evening, struggling to find the hours in the day to complete the work asked of them and sacrificing time with their families for their jobs in emotional public comments during Tuesday’s School Committee meeting.Keep reading
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Community Announcement: Last Chance for Pilgrim Pumpkins
It’s the last weekend of the Pilgrim Church Pumpkin Patch!Keep reading
Community Announcement: Record Turnout Expected for the GenesisHR Battlegreen Run on Nov. 6￼
On Sunday, November 6th, the 27th Annual GenesisHR Battlegreen Run will be held in Lexington, starting and finishing at the LHS Field House.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Lexingtonian Sarah Baskin completes Gold Award Girl Scout project
A Gold Award is the highest-level achievement a Girl Scout can earn, which is highly regarded and opens doors to scholarships, preferred admission tracks for college, and advanced career opportunitiesKeep reading
Community Announcement: Open House at Hancock Nursery School Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Hancock Nursery School is now enrolling for the 2023-24 school year. Join us at our Open House to explore our classrooms and speak with our teachers.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Lexington Resident, Toxicologist and Childhood Cancer Research Advocate to be Honored by Regis College
During Regis College’s seventh annual Let It Shine Gala, Lexington resident Courtney Horvath ’06, PhD, DABT, will be honored with the prestigious Shining Example Award for her countless contributions to science and tireless advocacy of childhood cancer research.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Girl Scouts Recognize Lexington Senior Citizens
Girl Scout Troop 83234 completed the National Letter-Writing Service Project by writing Thinking of You and Thank You letters to the residents and staff members at CareOne Lexington in honor of International Day of Older Persons (Oct. 1, 2022).Keep reading
Community Announcement: Hancock Church Invites Everyone to Sing Some Bach this Christmas
Brilliant trumpets, soaring strings, a beautiful flute melody floating over the top–all accompanying dozens of singers lifting their voices in some of the greatest choral music ever written.Keep reading
Community Announcement: LexFUN! Preschool Showcase
Come meet local preschools from the Lexington and Burlington area. Each school will host their own table and be available to answer your questions.Keep reading
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Nicco Mele, Sophie Culpepper, Erin Sandler-Rathe and the LexObserver Team
Edited by Erin Sandler-Rathe
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