Joanne Rathe / Globe Staff
LEXINGTON -- Under the glow of a full moon, several thousand people gathered along the ropes around Lexington Green early this morning to await the reenactment of the Battle of Lexington.
Arriving with the sunrise, Thaddeus Bowman -- reenactor Chic Daigle -- galloped in on horseback at 5:55 a.m. "Captain! Captain Parker!" he shouted, calling for the captain of the Lexington Minute Men, to warn him that the king's troops were headed their way.
With that, Parker -- retired Lexington businessman William Mix -- emerged from Buckman Tavern and ordered three members of his militia to fire the alarm guns. The soon-to-be outnumbered Minutemen then gathered on the Green, much as they had early in the morning of April 19, 1775.FULL ENTRY
LEXINGTON -- Too rundown to live in, too historic to destroy, the old house in front of St. Brigid Parish had been slowly been rotting away just steps from the town’s famous Battle Green.
Town officials wanted the 19th-century home restored, but the church, which owned the building, wanted it destroyed.
Stalemate ensued and the house sat in limbo.
All that changed dramatically in front of hundreds of onlookers Saturday night when Patrick Carroll, an independent contractor from Bolton, had the two-and-a-half story home loaded onto a truck and hauled it around the Lexington Battle Green.FULL ENTRY
A mother and her two children were injured this afternoon when the vehicle the woman was driving rolled over as she was entering Route 128 north from Route 2 in Lexington, public safety officials said.
Lexington Fire Chief Bill Middlemiss said the mother suffered non-life threatening injuries, and the children did not appear to have been hurt, but were taken to a hospital by Lexington firefighters as a precaution.
A second vehicle also crashed, according to State Police. At 1:30 p.m. , State Police said all lanes on both highways, and on the interchange with Route 2, had fully reopened.
Middlemiss said it appeared as though the woman hit a snow pile, causing her vehicle to roll over on the Route 2 eastbound ramp.
No further information was immediately available.
Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff
A water main broke in Lexington today, sending water splashing onto Route 128 and leaving about a dozen houses without water, officials said.
Bill Hadley, the public works director in Lexington, said the department was notified of the break at 6:05 a.m., and shut off the water at 7:15 a.m.FULL ENTRY
A letter carrier spotted a fire at a Lexington home and pulled its 96-year-old resident to safety before flames engulfed the upper floors today, fire officials said.
Stephen Nester was on his mail route at about 11:15 a.m. when he saw the blaze at the Fern Street home and called the Fire Department, said Fire Chief William Middlemiss. Nester then went inside, found Albert Whitcomb on the first floor, and helped him out.FULL ENTRY
A four-vehicle crash this afternoon killed one driver, seriously injured three others, and shut down Route 2 westbound in Lexington for more than three hours, State Police said.
A 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser traveling eastbound veered into the westbound lane and struck three other vehicles before the intersection of Route 128 at about 2:11 p.m., said State Police spokesman Sergeant Sean Murphy.
As a result of the crash, the driver of the PT Cruiser was declared dead, Murphy said. The three other drivers were transported to Lahey Clinic in Burlington.
State Police reopened the westbound lane around 5:30 p.m.
Authorities would not release further details, including the identities of the victims.
On the beat
Columnist Shirley Leung says Boston mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh should focus on middle-class housing. Read more