With the support of readers like you, we publish thoughtfully reported articles on a wide range of local issues for a more informed and connected community. This is your chance to support credible, community-based, public-service journalism for Lexington, Massachusetts. Please join us!

From November 1–December 31, we have an opportunity to double the impact of donations! We’re participating in NewsMatch, a collaborative campaign that supports independent local news.

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Founded by Lexington residents in 2021, the Observer is a nonprofit digital newsroom devoted to reporting on Lexington—from serious investigative and accountability reporting, to breaking news, to ‘explainers.’ Our goal is to be a part of civic life in Lexington, joining community organizations including LexMedia.org and publications like the Lexington Times and the Lexington Minuteman. We hope to increase both understanding and participation in our community. COVID-19 has exposed the dire need for robust local news everywhere, and Lexington is no exception—but we intend to bring you important information about what goes on in our community long after the pandemic abates.

Beyond our one paid reporter, we are an all-volunteer crew with experience in newsrooms, running non-profits, and living and working in Lexington. We’re raising money to hire—at a minimum—one more full-time reporter, and hopefully more. We’ll manage and direct LexObserver with transparency so the community can see how decisions are made.

Join us—and don’t forget all of your contributions are tax-deductible. Thank you so much.

The Lexington Observer is an accredited member of the Institute for Nonprofit News and Local Independent Online News Publishers (a professional journalism association for independent news publishers).