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Letter to the Editor: Goodbye to one of Lexington’s oldest trees
A majestic and irreplaceable white oak tree, estimated to be around 260 years old, was brutally cut down to make way, one assumes, for yet another Lexington mansion.
Letter to the Editor: A classic example of racial profiling
Helen Yang writes that the sentencing of Lexington resident Haoyang Yu “sets a dangerous precedent that threatens the security and equal protection of Americans of Chinese descent.”
Letters to the Editor: Thank you from the Lexington Education Association — and a request for support for clerical workers, paraeducators, and technology workers.
Over the next year or so, LEA will be negotiating three separate contracts for clerical workers, paraeducators, and technology workers.