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Week in Review: Dec. 11 to 17

A look back at the week that was in Lexington.

This week started off with strong words about the "White House" from Selectman Peter Kelley, who sounded off about spending public money on the dilapidated structure during the Board of Selectman's Dec. 12 discussion about Community Preservation Act proposals. 

“I never felt it was worthy of any investment other than the cost to crush it and move it,” Kelley said. “We’re just wasting good public money dressing that pig up. It’s bad news.”

Four of the five selectmen , or sections of it, from 1557 Massachusetts Ave. to the Leary Land.

Regarding the on upgrading the Muzzey Senior Center and pushing forward with plans to upgrade the Cary Memorial Building, but were OK endorsing plans to continue with the Paint Mine barn preservation and implementing certain components of the Battle Green Master Plan.

On Tuesday, Raising Lexington columnist and Town Manager Carl Valente shared news that . We also shared the story of .

This week on Patch, we promoted our "" contest, which asks combine school and holiday spirit for the chance to win $100,000 for the Lexington Public Schools by simply decorating their house and sending in pictures. Also, we unveiled a new feature called "Your Neighborhood Gallery," an easy way for folks to share photos of their community with their community.

Wednesday morning began with a Q-and-A with Lexington author

And, on Thursday, the first day to pull papers for the March 6 town elections, -- School Committee members Jessie Steigerwald and Mary Ann Stewart, the current chair, as well as Kelley, the selectman.

Throughout the week, we got lots of feedback about and and, heading into the weekend, we checked in on the .

Also, a the Lexington Police Department began a began on Friday, Dec. 16 and runs through the start of the new year.

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