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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 , 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 , 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.

On Monday and Tuesday, we asked Patch readers about their views on the and . 

Tuesday’s posts also included a composite sketch of the man police are looking for in connection with the 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 riled residents and threatened to derail discussion and send it caroming into debateland.

Also on Wednesday, we posted a police story on a Winchester man arrested on larceny charges after from .

Thursday’s headlines included new , five weekend events and a in which Patch is offering residents the chance to win $100,000 for their public school systems.

That afternoon, we checked out 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 in Lexington Center.

Throughout the week, we also mapped out some places to , and .

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 .)

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.

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