November 20, 2017

Southport, CT: Pequot Library Has 100% of Their Public Funding Cut, Might Be Forced to Close

From News 12 Connecticut:

The head of the Pequot Library says the historic landmark could soon be forced to shut down.

Town officials voted 5-4 last night [Tuesday] to cut 100 percent of the library’s annual $350,000 grant, which amounts to about one-third of its funding. Library officials say the rest is raised privately, but there’s no way they would be able to make up an annual shortfall of that much money.

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First Selectman Mike Tetreau told News 12 Connecticut today that the Board of Finance made a terrible decision and he plans to use all of his power to get it reversed at the Representative Town Meeting on April 22.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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