In a previous post, the hopelessness of traffic in Lexington was addressed. Another article gave an update on the Town’s Hospitality Tax and the projects it was designed to fund. But, what happens when the eight year deadline hits in 2023? Will the work be done? Will there be enough money? Too much? Continue reading “H Tax Future”
A controversy surrounding downtown development and the fate of a 149-year-old Masonic Lodge in Lexington has bubbled to the surface of what has become a heated race for mayor. Continue reading “Could a 149-year-old Mason lodge become a parking lot? Lexington dispute boils over”
Over two months ago, Lake and Main posted a simple message on our Facebook page. It read:
It didn’t stop. So here we are. Continue reading “Quack, Quack”
Lake and Main previously reported that the hotel development company Lexington Hospitality paid $1 million for the property at 116 East Main Stree in downtown Lexington. In fact, the company also bought an adjacent, .24 acre strip of land for an additional $1 million, putting the total investment for a proposed Mariott-branded hotel at $2 million. Continue reading “Lexington vs Masons: Make That TWO Million and P-Nuts”
The subject of Town Council meetings has come up frequently when trying to look into the workings of local government. What has been discovered is a tool occasionally used to hide actions from the public or gag officials to prevent them from relating secret conversations conducted by elected members of government. It’s called “executive session.” Continue reading “Gag Rule or Legitimate Law?”
In May of this year, it was announced that a vacant lot – and prime piece of real estate – in the middle of downtown Lexington had been purchased by the Lexington Hospitality Group. The intention is to build a hotel, believed to be a Springhill Suites by Marriott, on that Main Street location.
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A letter to FITSNews, purportedly by an anonymous “citizen,” criticizes the Town of Lexington’s hospitality tax with phony accusations and an attack on Mayor Steve MacDougall. As usual with anything published on that website, truth is rare.