Good morning and welcome to LexObserver’s Friday news roundup!
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Here’s this week’s news:
Town Meeting approves FY24 budget after teacher protests, intense debate
On Monday, Town Meeting voted to approve the recommended FY2024 budget of approximately $277 million.Keep reading
Town Meeting approves funding for Lincoln Field synthetic turf renovation, lighting installation
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.Keep reading
Town Meeting approves Stone Building design funds
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.Keep reading
There’s No Debate: Lexington High School’s Sheryl Kaczmarek Turns Students into Champions
Lexington has won the state debate championship every year since at least 1995.Keep reading
Lexington Police Log: Fraud and Suspicious Activity
The following incidents, selected from the Lexington Police Department logs, occurred during the week prior to March 27, 2023.Keep reading
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Solar Project on Lexington/Waltham Line Raises Alarms
A reader expresses concerns about environmental and safety issues related to the Tracer Lane Solar Project.
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