Good morning and welcome to this week’s LexObserver news roundup.
On the one hand, this weekend everyone could get back into the true New England spirit of reminding one another that there’s no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. On the other hand, five to 10 minutes of exposed skin sufficing to risk frostbite sounds possibly too cold for even that classic condescension. So we hope you (and your pipes) stay warm and are careful this weekend!
Thanks so much for reading, and here’s this week’s news.
In this issue:
- Town residents weigh in on proposed multi-family zoning at public hearing.
- Out of This World with Lexington Resident Richard Petrasso.
- Lexington Police Log: Check fraud, car break-ins.
- Oh, the Falcon was a Pretty Bird.
- Community Submissions.
Town residents weigh in on proposed multi-family zoning at public hearing
Approximately 40 community members shared comments praising and critiquing the Planning Board’s multi-family zoning proposal to meet new state requirements at a well-attended public hearing Wednesday.Keep reading
Out of This World with Lexington Resident Richard Petrasso
Intern Susanne Beck has begun a series of profiles of “everyday” Lexingtonians, beginning with the fusion breakthroughs of MIT scientist Richard Petrasso.Keep reading
Lexington Police Log: Check fraud, car break-ins
The following incidents, selected from the Lexington Police Department logs, occurred during the week prior to Jan. 31, 2023.Keep reading
Oh, the Falcon was a Pretty Bird
Nature columnist Elsa Lichman reflects on learning falconry with Nancy Cowan.Keep reading
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Community Announcement: MEPA site visit and Zoom session for development at Hanscom Field
The public is welcome to participate in either or both of the sessions.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Lexington’s Maya Salafia in Concert at Faneuil Hall
Join LHS junior Maya Salafia on Sunday, Feb. 19, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Faneuil Hall Marketplace’s Rotunda for a solo show that promises to delight!Keep reading
Community Announcement: Pilgrim and Hancock Churches Announce Mardi Gras Celebration
Pilgrim Church and Hancock Church will host a lively Mardi Gras Service on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 5:00 p.m. at Hancock (1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington) in Clark Hall.Keep reading
Community Announcement: “The World’s Deadliest Weapon – the Submarine, from Pigboat to Planet Killer”
Lexington Veterans Association presents a talk by Max Mulholland, Annapolis graduate and decorated Naval officer, on the evolution of submarines in warfare.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Kent J. Riley Scholarship Applications Now Open
Applications are now open for scholarships. Lexington and Bedford students who played youth sports and plan to major in STEM or health-related fields are eligible.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Talk Aims to Curb Rodent Activity without Poisons
Nobody wants mice in their house or rats taking over their town but the current use of rodenticide (rat poison) has many terrible side effects, including the death of many wild animals (raptors, fox, coyotes, squirrels) and some domestic pets (cats and dogs).Keep reading
Community Announcement: Lexington Lions Club Annual Membership Drive
Lions Club of Lexington is seeking new members to join in service to the community.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Concord Youth Theatre presents Ice Capella 2023, including Lexington singers
Concord Youth Theatre brings back Ice Capella for 12th year, with two Lexington groups performing.Keep reading
Community Announcement: Feb. 9 Community Conversation – Racial and Social Justice in our Community
Reserve your seat for a participatory evening of conversation with distinguished panelists on this important topic.Keep reading
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