Gag Rule or Legitimate Law?

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?”

The Million Dollar Bet

This is the third in a series of articles about the announced construction of a hotel on Main Street in Lexington.

Lake and Main has researched public records and emailed principal players to create a timeline of events regarding the intended construction of a hotel in downtown Lexington.  The proposed hotel would be in the heart of an already heavily congested area and has generated quite a bit of concern and conversation. Continue reading “The Million Dollar Bet”

Hotel Guest Parking ONLY

Last week, Lake and Main published an article titled A Hotel, The Town and The Masons.  It’s about the purchase of a currently vacant lot in the heart of the town by Lexington Hospitality with the intention of building a 90-100 room, Marriott-branded hotel.  The property is not large enough for both the hotel and the necessary parking to service it.  A Hotel, The Town and The Masons relates how the Town of Lexington, under the direction of Mayor Steve MacDougall, is attempting to acquire property across W. Butler Street from the land on which a hotel is being built.  That property belongs to Lexington Masonic Lodge #152 and includes their two-story lodge building.  To obtain that property, the Town of Lexington has considered “condemning” it by evoking eminent domain and build either a parking lot or garage. Continue reading “Hotel Guest Parking ONLY”

New Stuff on L&M

Additional pages and links have been added to Lake and Main and the “Community Links” page has been edited for easier navigation.

Please email with changes, additions or notices of dead links.


Websites to Make You Smarter:  Free e-books, learn how to play chess or create a website, practice math skills, watch instructional videos and mini-lectures and more.

Fun and Useful Websites:  A compilation of websites on a variety of subjects from productivity to entertainment.

Conservative or Liberal?:  When reading news and opinion, it has become more important to understand the source of the information. Is the writer biased? Does the website have a particular bent?  On this page is an alphabetical list of the top liberal and conservative websites with their generally accepted label.

Top 50 Conservative Websites:  The 50 top conservative websites based on an average of rankings from Alexa, Quantcast, and SimilarWeb.


Community Links:  Links to local service organizations, entertainment and recreation, government and business.