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Entries Categorized as 'Library'

OIB Poll: Who Should Name The Library Board?

December 27th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Library

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Examining The Library Board’s Independence, Positive Or Negative?

December 27th, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Council, Library, News and Events

Does the Library Board operate with too much autonomy? Or does the independence free it prudently from political intrusion?

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City Council To Take Up Library Board Appointments

December 2nd, 2016 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Library, News and Events

Some Library Board members who recently checked out director Scott Hughes for the unemployment line are scheduled for reappointment Monday night, according to the City Council agenda.

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Hughes Sues For Library Job

November 17th, 2016 · 34 Comments · Library, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Was City Librarian Scott Hughes, one of the few black department heads, fired over his political involvement? Or did his political ambitions hurt his job performance? Those questions are heading for state Superior Court.

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Budget-stressed City Seeks Financial Guidance

October 29th, 2016 · 97 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim is implementing a suggestion by State Rep. Steve Stafstrom to create a financial task force to serve as an adviser for long-term fiscal stability.

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Civil, Gracious Tone At Moore-Hammers State Senate Forum

October 28th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Here’s a novel approach to this caustic presidential cycle: civility in a State Senate forum. Thursday night incumbent Democrat Marilyn Moore and her Republican challenger Elaine Hammers squared off in a forum (video above) at the North End Library hosted by the Connecticut AARP and Greater Bridgeport Latino Network addressing tolls, health care for seniors, […]

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Library Board Throws Book At Hughes, Soltis Named Acting Director

October 20th, 2016 · 39 Comments · Library, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post Months short of his 10-year anniversary with the city, Library Director Scott Hughes is out of a job.

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Library Board Battle With Hughes Lingers

October 15th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Library, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Members of the city’s Library Board did not violate state Freedom of Information laws when they privately discussed embattled Library Director Scott Hughes’ performance without him in the room, a state official said.

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