Lexington teachers wearing red at Town Meeting
Several Lexington Public Schools educators filled one wing of the balcony in Cary Hall at Town Meeting on Monday. (Sophie Culpepper / LexObserver)

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

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Here’s this week’s news:

Town Meeting approves funding for Lincoln Field synthetic turf renovation, lighting installation

Ahead of new high school construction, renovation is intended to alleviate field shortage; article passed following debate about environmental, health ramifications of synthetic turf

During Town Meeting’s fourth session Wednesday, a proposed article to fund renovating synthetic turf at Lincoln Field sparked debate about conflicting health and environmental priorities before ultimately being approved.

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Town Meeting approves Stone Building design funds

Lexington Lyceum Advocates have championed the long-empty historic building, called for its restoration; some Town finance committee members voiced concern about overall estimated project cost

The Ellen Stone Building has served many community functions in the nearly 200 years since it was built in 1833: Home; abolitionist gathering space; transcendentalist hub; and, most recently, a branch library once frequented by many East Lexington families.

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