Coming off of the long, Presidents’ Day weekend, the schools started their vacation week and a few local teens got themselves into a bit of trouble.
On Sunday night, police responded to a report of underage drinking at the Bridge School and found one kid lying down on the ground as his three friends attempted to flee the scene. After an ambulance arrived at the scene to check out the allegedly heavily intoxicated teen found on the ground, all four were released to their parents.
And then late Monday night, police were called to a loud house party on Wood Street and, in the course of breaking up the party, arrested a Belmont teen for assault and battery on an officer and had a cruiser get dinged by a teen driving away.
Throughout the week, we posted videos of candidates for elected office speaking at the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night last week. First came the only contested race, for Housing Authority, then Planning Board incumbents spoke about upcoming projects and finally came a few tricks of the trade from Town Moderator Deborah Brown.
In his weekly Tuesday report, Town Manager Carl Valente updated readers about the Fire Chief recruitment, excise taxes and MBTA developments.
The next morning was the debut of a new Patch column: This Week in History. Look for it on Wednesdays.
We also kept tabs on the developing race to replace state Sen. Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln, in the Third Middlesex District, which includes parts of Lexington. To recap the week’s news: Concord’s Mara Dolan and Weston’s Joe Mullin are in, state Rep. Jay Kaufman is out and Lexington resident Mike Barrett picked up an early endorsement from former state Sen. Carol Amick.
And, entering the weekend, we posted news of the Lion’s Club looking for White Tricorne Hat nominations, upcoming arts events like the one-day Ghost Army exhibit and an electric vehicle charging station’s ribbon-cutting on Monday.