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.
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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