Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Public meetings, high school sports and the deadline for candidates to submit papers for annual town elections today in Lexington.
1. Budgets, Fees and a Special Town Meeting : The School Committee meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Town Office Building and its agenda includes discussing recommended budgets and fees for fiscal 2013 and request the Board of Selectmen call a special Town Meeting on April 2 to appropriate funds for the new Estabrook School, contingent upon the passage of the ballot question next Tuesday, Jan. 24. 2. Get Your Papers In: If you're a candidate seeking office in Lexington's 2012 annual town elections, 5 p.m. today is the deadline to submit signed nomination papers to the Board of Registrars/Town Clerk for certification. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, other public meetings posted for today include: Lexhab at 9 a.m…
Sunday, January 15, 2012
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 pledge is not uniformly said despite state law suggesting schools should recite it daily. A poll was posted and, as of Saturday morning, 38 of 66 voters believe the pledge should be said every day in all of schools. Our commenters, however, found themselves split the subject. On Tuesday morning, we posted a story about Lexington High Principal Natalie Cohen’s plans to retire June 30. Cohen’s letter to staff, administrators and the school community leaked out late Monday and Superintendent Paul Ash confirmed the news Tuesday morning. Later that day, Town Manager Carl Valente used his column to …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
An info session on the upcoming special election questions, candidate deadlines and maybe some snow today in Lexington.
1. Info Session on Special Election Questions: Looking to learn about the upcoming debt exclusion requests for proejcts to rebuild Estabrook Elementary and renovate the Bridge and Bowman Schools? The Lexington League of Women Voters is hosting an information session at 7 p.m. tonight at the Clarke Middle School. Hear about it from a member of the Board of Selectmen, the Director of Facilities Maintenance and members of the YES and NO campaigns. 2. Interested in Running for Elected Office or Town Meeting? Tomorrow's the final day to pick up nomination papers for the March 6, 2012 Annual Town Election ballot. Papers may be picked up at the Town Clerk's Office and must be returned by Tuesday, Jan. 17. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Deadlines for voters, candidates and dog licenses are coming up. And so is the 2012 Town Census.
Friday, December 30, 2011
The following information was provided by Lexington Town Clerk Donna Hooper. Town Census Info In accordance with state statute, a town census is conducted annually to document all residents residing in each community of the commonwealth. The 2012 annual Town Census forms will soon be delivered to each household in Lexington. Lexington residents are requested to update census information on each and every person living at their residence as of Jan. 1, 2012. Census data provides information for planning town and educational services provided to residents. It is important to compile an accurate census of residents. The 2012 census mailing also includes an insert to collect data on children attending schools other than Lexington Public …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Town Offices and schools are closed today, but there's no reason not to get started thinking about town elections and community education classes today in Lexington.
1. Sorry, They're Closed: Town Offices are closed today in accordaince with a state law that provides for holidays falling on a Sunday to be observed on the following Monday. 2. School Vacation: The Lexington Public Schools are closed for vacation this week, so expect Panera to be backed with kids ordering broccoli cheese soup in bread bowls and the Center to just generally be a little more crowded than usual. 3. March Elections Update: Nomination papers for offices on the March 6, 2012 annual Town Election ballot may be obtained from the Town Clerk's Office until 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. 4. Lexington Community Education's Winter Catalog: It's now online and registration is open, using a VISA or MasterCard, by calling LCE at 781-862-…
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Today's the first day to pull papers for the March 6 Town Elections and Mary Ann Stewart, chairwoman of the School Committee, said told Patch she's doing just that.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The following is a re-election campaign annoucement provided by Mary Ann Stewart, current chairwoman of the Lexington School Committee. As a long-time advocate and activist for public education, I enthusiastically announce my candidacy for re-election to the School Committee. It is critical that our children continue to be educated to meet future challenges. I have worked strategically and collaboratively in this regard over the past three years and seek your support in continuing that important work. Lexington’s public schools are the pride of our community, a key component of our quality of life, and why so many of us choose to live here. Yet, as we prepare to enter 2012, state and federal fiscal austerity measures have resulted in …