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Hello, Lexington!

Good morning and welcome to today’s LexObserver news roundup.

This is our final regular newsletter of 2022; we’ll be back in your inbox on Friday, Jan. 6 with the New Year’s news! In the meantime, we wish you a joyful and restorative end of your year, whatever holidays you celebrate.

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Thank you for seeing us through 2022, and here’s this week’s news.

In this issue:

This week’s School Committee Roundup: FY23 first quarter budget report and next steps for a new or renovated LHS

LPS Green Teams members propose creating a Sustainability Champion for every individual school community

Among the latest steps in Lexington’s quest to qualify for a partial reimbursement for a new or renovated high school from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), district and Town leaders met with the MSBA team last week to discuss LPS enrollment and its implications for the Town’s future high school size and design.

Keep reading

Police Log

Editor’s Note: We know many readers have been asking for a police blotter, and we are excited to add it to our weekly coverage! Many thanks to our volunteer, Christin Worcester (aka the Blotter Babe), for working with the Lexington Police Department to make it happen. Thanks also to Capt. Chris Barry and Lt. Kevin Veno for setting this up and assisting the Blotter Babe in her research. The blotter will take a hiatus with the rest of the paper through the end of the year, but you can look for it weekly beginning Jan. 6.

Community Submissions

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Nicco Mele, Sophie Culpepper, Erin Sandler-Rathe and the LexObserver Team

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