Steven Feifke at his MSM graduation.
Steven Feifke at his MSM graduation. (Courtesy of Steven Feifke)

Hello, Lexington!

Good morning and welcome to LexObserver’s Friday news roundup!

It’s March 3, which means the Annual Town Election is just three days away. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 6; you can find your polling place here. While all townwide races are uncontested, contributing to conditions for low voter turnout, Town Meeting has a contested Precinct 7 race and Precinct 8 has room for write-in candidates because there are fewer candidates than open seats.

We’ll bring more reporting to you about the election results and Town Meeting in the coming weeks. In the meantime, thanks so much for reading, and we hope you enjoy this week’s news.

In this issue:

After unexpected state aid increase, Select Board approves revised FY24 budget

In Governor Maura Healey’s recommended FY24 state budget, Lexington received more than $2.3 million in unanticipated additional state aid

In a special Select Board meeting Thursday, members unanimously approved amendments to the Town’s FY2024 budget after Governor Maura Healey announced her budget recommendation including about $2.3 million more in state aid than Lexington had expected to receive.

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Telling Stories Left Untold

Lexington Resident Sean Osborne Recounts the Creation of Quock Walker Day

Sean Osborne, Lexington resident and the founder and former president of the Association of Black Citizens of Lexington (ABCL), is clearly a student of history.

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Town Manager holds first ‘Java with Jim’ community event

Opportunities to meet, ask Town Manager Jim Malloy questions will be held quarterly alternating virtual and in person formats

Town Manager Jim Malloy held a community meeting dubbed ‘Java with Jim’ Wednesday, where he shared local government updates and answered community questions in the foyer of Cary Memorial Building over Dunkin’ coffee and munchkins.

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Community Submissions

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