Good morning, happy Veterans Day and welcome to LexObserver’s Friday news roundup!
This week we focus on exploring the local breakdown of Lexington votes in the state midterms. Before we get to that story, here’s a quick update on our NewsMatch progress from Editor-at-Large Erin Sandler-Rathe:
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In this issue:
On a crowded ballot with few competitive races, Lexingtonians supported Democrats up and down the ticket and voted to approve an amendment to the state constitution establishing an additional tax on income over a million dollars in Tuesday’s midterms.Keep reading
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Community Announcement: Local Lexington boy with extremely rare disease to host epic video gaming fun’raiser event
Liam Hugo Ryan, nine-year-old boy from Lexington will be joined by his family, friends and supporters for an amazing video gaming event and family fun’raiser, Gaming2CureJM.Keep reading
Concord Youth Theatre (CYT) offers a variety of workshops and classes for students of all ages.Keep reading
Beginning Nov. 9, 2022 Lex Eat Together will offer prepared meals for pickup every Wednesday evening.Keep reading
Sarah Liu believes that there is nothing more important than mental health.Keep reading
The Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association invites you to the annual Lexington Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, held on Tuesday Nov. 22 at 7:00 p.m.Keep reading
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Nicco Mele, Sophie Culpepper, Erin Sandler-Rathe and the LexObserver Team
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