Good morning and welcome to LexObserver’s Friday news roundup!
It was great to see some of you in person at Tuesday’s event about civic engagement. We’re happy to be co-hosting another community conversation with the Lexington Lyceum Advocates next month…about local news! More on that soon.
In the meantime, with the annual town election barely behind us, Lexington’s first in-person Town Meeting since 2019 is just over a week away — we’ll have more details about some important articles we haven’t yet covered in our next edition before everything kicks off March 20.
Here’s this week’s news:
Proposed zoning article aims to make alternatives to single-family home development more viable
Supporters hope Article 33 can increase the variety of housing types in Lexington and create more affordable and smaller options for existing and future residents – from starter homes, to workforce housing, to downsizers for seniors.Keep reading
Zoning article brought forward by citizen seeks to curb ‘mansionization’
Town Meeting Member Matt Daggett (P2) put forward an article to limit the maximum permitted gross floor area of houses in Lexington. This article, he said, aims to address the trend of ever-larger houses replacing smaller ones after teardowns.Keep reading
Covid’s Silver Lining?
For someone who has made constructive disruption the hallmark of his career, it’s no wonder that Lexington author, Michael Horn, sees some upside to COVID-19’s effects on the country’s school systems.Keep reading
Community Conversation: Civic Engagement Draws Good Crowd, Good Discussion
With a strong background in community engagement, Town Meeting Member Anil Ahuja spoke of choosing Lexington as his hometown.Keep reading
Lexington Police Log: Neighbor disputes and how to protect yourself from fraud
Sunday, March 5 at 1 p.m., an Emerson Gardens Road resident reported he believes an unknown person was disrupting the radio signal of the key fobs in the neighborhood via a “key fob jammer.”Keep reading
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Letter to the Editor: Honoring the Third Anniversary of Plastic Straw Bans
At the Lexington Annual Town Meeting in March 2019, two bylaws were passed overwhelmingly.Keep reading
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