Cary Hall with American flag
Next week's Town Meeting at Cary Hall will be Lexington's first fully in-person meeting since 2019. (Sophie Culpepper / LexObserver)

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

Starting on Monday at 7:30 p.m., Town Meeting is back in full in-person, late-night glory for the first time since 2019. In case you’re not planning to attend every single meeting, we’ve included an overview in today’s edition with some context about a few articles that have already generated community debate, and information about how to participate in Town Meeting as an audience member if you want to speak about an issue. We also plan to recap key Town Meeting news in each edition for the next few weeks.

Let the local government marathon begin!

Here’s this week’s news:

Ahead of Town Meeting, neighbors voice opposition to solar canopy design proposed to power new police station

Abutters to Fletcher Park expressed concerns about project height, public process in community forum on Tuesday

While the new police station’s steel frame is rapidly taking shape in the center of Lexington, one final project component has yet to be approved by Town Meeting: a solar panel system and canopy that would allow the new building to be a net-zero project.

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LexSeeHer pushes to raise $165,000 by April 1 to cover monument cost increases

Group has raised $30,000 so far, hopes to install granite plaza this fall, unveil monument in May 2024

Last summer, the Select Board voted to approve the installation of a monument entitled “Something Is Being Done!” – celebrating women who have contributed to Lexington’s history from the 18th to the 21st centuries –  on the Visitors Center lawn near the Battle Green.

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Nicco Mele, Sophie Culpepper, Erin Sandler-Rathe, Susanne Beck, Julie Turner and the LexObserver Team

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