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Posted on: September 20, 2023

Porchfest: Sept. 30

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The Lexington Council for the Arts is hosting its inaugural Porchfest on September 30, a free, super cool grassroots community music festival where musicians perform on front porches, decks, lawns, or driveways. Porchfest provides the perfect chance for t...

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Town Water Meter Readings Fall 2023

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The Water/Sewer Division of the Lexington Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin reading all town water meters on Monday, September 25, 2023 and will continue through the week. A DPW meter reader may visit each residence and business. Staff will pres...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Public Forum on Noise Bylaw Proposed Changes: Oct. 11

Construction on Building

Come learn more about the proposed changes to the Noise Bylaw.

Tuesday, September 26, 6:00–7:30 PMWednesday, October 11, 6:00–7:30 PM

Event is both in-person in the Select Board Meeti...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Do You Have a Favorite Fall Location in Lexington?

Photo of goldenrod?

We're definitely biased here, but we think New England is special for being beautiful in all seasons. But there's something extra in the fall, when the leaves start to change color and the air gets crisper.

In fact, we think Lexington has many spectacular ...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Clerk's Office Closed Sept. 28 & 29

Town Office Building

The Town Clerk's Office will be CLOSED Thursday, September 28, and Friday, September 29, for HVAC work being done in the Town Office Building. You may contact the Clerk's Office via email during this time at clerk@lexingtonma.go...

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Select Board Reaffirms 2017 Inclusivity Proclamation

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At its September 6, 2023 meeting, the Select Board reaffirmed the 2017 Inclusivity Proclamation to be signed by the current Board Members and posted to the Town’s website. The Board reiterated that the Town is committed to making Lexington a wel...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

Select Board Thanks Dr. Burt Perlmutter for Years of Service

Public Health

Dr. Burt Perlmutter is stepping down from the Board of Health after 27 years. The Select Board thanks him for his work, not only as a member and Past Chair of the Board of Health, where he oversaw a health assessment conducted by the Health Director, but ...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Free At-Home COVID Tests from U.S. Government

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Beginning September 25, every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home.  

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

September Is National Preparedness Month

FEMA: Make a plan to prepare for disasters

Older adults can face greater risks when it comes to the multitude of extreme weather events and emergencies we now face, especially if they are living alone, have low-income, have a disability, or live in rural areas. 

The U.S. Census Bureau proj...

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

September Is Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide Prevention Month graphic with a watering can and the word "resilience"

Suicide can affect anyone regardless of age, ability, gender, race, sexual orientation, income level, religion, or background, and it is overall the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 10–34....

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

Community Preservation Committee Now Accepting Applications for FY 2025

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The Community Preservation Committee is currently accepting applications for Community Preservation Act funding for the 2025 fiscal year. 

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) is a state statute that individual communities in the Commonwealth may ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

Take the Community Health Equity Survey!

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To improve the health of everyone in Massachusetts, we need to center the voices of people and communities who have been long denied an equal chance at health. The Community Health Equity Survey is an opportunity for residents to share their experiences a...

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

John Livsey Awarded Prestigious Professional Manager of the Year

Photo of John Livsey accepting the award for Profession Manager of the Year, Engineering/Technology

Town Engineer John Livsey was awarded the prestigious Professional Manager of the Year in Engineering/Technology by the American Public Works Association.

Lexington is proud to have such an excellent engineering team.

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

Lexington Council for the Arts: Grant Cycle Now Open

photo of dancers from the spring 2023 Dance Around the World event co-hosted by LCA

The Lexington Council for the Arts (LCA), a Town of Lexington Committee, is pleased to announce that the 2023–2024 grant cycle will open on September 1, 2023. All applications must be submitted online through the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) websi...

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Fall Flu Clinics

Flu clinic

Lexington Public Health will be hosting flu clinics this fall. The schedule for flu clinics for seniors (60+), home-bound residents, and residents of Greeley, Countryside, and Vynebrooke Villages has been published. Sign up for your slot now!

New dates wil...

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

Interested in Joining a Board or Committee?

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Fall is a time when many board and committee openings occur. All committees invite you to attend their meetings to learn more about what they do. This is a great time to see if there's a committee that would be a good fit for you!

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Posted on: July 25, 2023

Free Air Quality Index Tool

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Millions of people live in areas where air pollution can cause serious health problems. Local air quality can affect our daily lives. Like the weather, it can change from day to day. Be sure to check the current air quality before going outside, and take ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

Center Recreation Complex Courts Closed for Hard Court Improvements

tennis ball and racquet

The Gallagher Tennis/Pickleball and Farias Basketball Courts on Worthen Road will be closed this summer and into the fall while improvements are made. This work began June 19 and is anticipated to be complete in November 2023. Project details can be found...

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Posted on: June 13, 2023

Walk Massachusetts Challenge

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Lace up your sneakers! The Walk Massachusetts Challenge is back and better than ever. Your participation helps your local Council on Aging win money for fitness programs and gives you the chance to win one of several prizes. All you have to do is track th...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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