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Week in Review: Jan. 8 to 14

A look back at the week that was in Lexington.

We started this week by asking whether you all thought the Pledge of Allegiance belongs in the Lexington Public Schools, where, as it turns out, the .

A poll was posted and, as of Saturday morning, . Our commenters, however, found themselves split the subject.

On Tuesday morning, we posted a story about Principal Natalie Cohen’s plans to retire June 30. Cohen’s letter to staff, administrators and the school community Tuesday morning.

Later that day, Town Manager Carl Valente used his r and plug after news that the MBTA is considering an increase in fares. It should be noted that VSO recruitment comes months after a handful of veterans showed up at a November special Town Meeting and called on the town to make the position full-time.

We led Wednesday morning with with Town Clerk Donna Hooper. With only days remaining for potential candidates to pull papers (that time has now passed, sorry) there were and Housing Authority, but candidates were still needed for Town Meeting.

Two new features also posted on Wednesday. One, a weekly column called “” encouraged . The other, a monthly column that looks inside Lexington’s “Technological Landscapes,” discussed .

Meanwhile, study of the got underway this week, with the consultants meeting with LFD officers, select firefighters and a steering committee. According to Valente, the study could shape the search for a new permanent chief, along with the funded but unfilled assistant chief's position.

Winter showed its face this week, as folks Wednesday night and awoke to .

Later on Thursday, we posted a story about all weekend long.

That night, the Lexington League of Women Voters hosted an informaiton session about the Jan. 24 special election to decide about financing through a debt exclusion school building projects to rebuild and renovate the and . On Saturday morning, .

On Friday the 13th we hit you with , as well as a and an explanation of a cool .

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