Week in Review: Dec. 4 to 10
A look back at the week that was in Lexington.
Holidays and criminal hijinks made headlines this week in Lexington, and in one case, a story even combined the two.
Last Sunday was Luminary Night, in which residents set sidewalks and landmarks aglow with luminary kits purchased from the Historical Society and LexFUN!, who put the proceeds toward local scholarships and educational programs.
That morning, however, dawned with continuing coverage of the previous evening's two-alarm housefire on Hancock Street, which displaced a family and saw mutual aid come from several area fire departments.
The Board of Selectmen were supposed to meet on Monday night, but a posting snafu forced the board to bump its pubic meeting back to Wednesday, in order to comply with Open Meeting Law. On Wednesday, they took up the tax rate, snow removal from the bikeway and debt exclusion questions for the January special election on the Estabrook and Bridge and Bowman school projects.
Tuesday’s posts also included a composite sketch of the man police are looking for in connection with the armed robbery of a Dominoes delivery driver last Friday near Hancock Church.
We led off Wednesday with a recap of the League of Women Voters’ Dec. 2 First Friday Forum, in which a proposal turn the Dana Home (and an adjacent property) into an inn riled residents and threatened to derail discussion and send it caroming into debateland.
Thursday’s headlines included new dog-walker directed signs at Willard’s Woods, five weekend events and a “Deck the House” contest in which Patch is offering residents the chance to win $100,000 for their public school systems.
That afternoon, we checked out the LexFarm goat yard next to Busa Farms and shot some video of volunteers developed topsoil and learned about the carbon cycle.
That posted Friday, followed by a recap of zoning proposals that could increase building height, the number of people and parking options in Lexington Center.
Finally, on Saturday, we introduced Marcia Campbell, a Lexington resident and ice cream lover who has a chance to see her flavor creation – Caramel Batter Bash – land in ice cream coolers everywhere. (Click here for more about how to help Campbell win the Baskin-Robbins Online Flavor Creation Contest.)
Also over the weekend, police logs revealed some Grinch-like activity and the arrest of a Cambridge woman who was allegedly operating under the influence with six open, but empty, bottles of wine in her vehicle.