Good morning, happy Friday (finally some blue sky!!) and welcome to this week’s LexObserver News Roundup.
Before we get to today’s news, we’re delighted to introduce the newest member of our team – Susanne Beck – who will be with us through late spring as an intern!
In her own words, Susanne comes to us as “a next step in a checkered career that has zigged and zagged through investment banking, management consulting, philanthropy, non-profit leadership and finally, on to journalism.” She adds, “yes, I am probably one of the few interns with gray hair!”
Susanne is looking forward to reacquainting herself with Lexington, where she lived for several years with her husband and three children, and to helping the Observer “expand our regular beats and provide more coverage of some of the many multi-faceted people who live here.” You can say hello to her and share ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome, Susanne!
Thanks so much for reading, and here’s this week’s news.
In this issue:
- At Tuesday’s School Committee meeting and public hearing, educators continue to advocate for changes to proposed FY24 budget.
- Town, school leadership reach agreement on proposed FY24 budget.
- Lexington Police Department awards Haoyang Yu certificate of recognition for heroism at Old Reservoir.
- Lexington police log.
- Obituary: Arthur Katz.
- Community Submissions.
At Tuesday’s School Committee meeting and public hearing, educators continue to advocate for changes to proposed FY24 budget
For nearly a year, the Lexington School Committee and the Lexington Education Association have been negotiating a new contract.Keep reading
Town, school leadership reach agreement on proposed FY24 budget
Town and school district leaders have agreed on a proposed FY2024 budget ahead of Lexington’s fourth financial summit on Monday.Keep reading
Lexington Police Department awards Haoyang Yu certificate of recognition for heroism at Old Reservoir
On Wednesday, Police Captain of Operations Chris Barry presented a Certificate of Recognition to Lexingtonian Haoyang Yu for saving a teen skater’s life at the Old Reservoir.Keep reading
Lexington police log: Animal control, fraud & theft
The following incidents, selected from the Lexington Police Department logs, occurred Jan. 16-24.Keep reading
Obituary: Arthur Katz
Arthur Katz of Lexington was born on May 5, 1925 into one of the only two Jewish families in Glastonbury, Conn., a small town outside Hartford.Keep reading
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Community Announcement: A celebration of Americana music with the Green Sisters
Hailing from rural Massachusetts, the Green Sisters were raised with music accompanying their chores.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Follen Church to Present Music of William Byrd (1540-1623)
At the Jan. 29 Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m., Follen Church choir, soloists and instrumentalists will perform music by William Byrd.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Students encouraged to submit essays for “My Truth is…” series
Essay competition open to Lexington students in grades third through high school welcomes submissions about students’ authentic life.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Artists Call for Entries for the 2023 Biennial Community Art Show at the Bedford Free Public Library
All art makers — amateur or professional — who live or work in the Bedford area (including Lexington) are encouraged to apply.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Lost and Found – Lexington’s Voices on the Green Shares Stories and Music of Hidden Moments of Discovery and Loss
Voices on the Green at First Parish returns Friday, Feb. 3 at 7:00 p.m. with a performance by Jamie Willis and Kelly Rice.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Exploring the Center of our Faith at First Parish in Lexington
The Universalist Unitarian Association is considering making changes to the part of its denominational constitution which outlines Seven Principles and Six Sources.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Marching Towards Patriots’ Day
TCC seeks volunteers for Parade Ambassadors and contributions for the festivities on Patriots’ Day 2023, April 17.Keep reading
Community Announcement: A Critical Step for the Development of Fusion Energy has Lexington connection
MIT physicist and longtime Lexington resident, Richard Petrasso, is part of the team that achieved this milestone.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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