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Library Board Can’t Catalog Hughes

May 4th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Library, News and Events

The Bridgeport Library Board has gone back and forth about Director Scott Hughes: keep him, fire him, lend him out? Will they ever turn the page?

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Ganim Sends Police Substation And Community Center Contract To City Council

April 29th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Law Enforcement, Library, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim has submitted a draft lease agreement to the City Council regarding a police substation and community center site located at Trumbull Gardens housing units, a flashpoint of the 2015 mayoral election following intense gun violence. The lease agreement will be referred to the Contracts Committee at Monday night’s council meeting. The Ganim administration has […]

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What About The Library Budget?

April 21st, 2016 · No Comments · City Budget, Library

There hasn’t been a lot of public noise made about the proposed cut to the library budget, a point made by citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee in this commentary. Were you there a few years ago when “we” summoned the voting power in the City to end the multi-year failure to increase the Library […]

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Budget Lends Libraries Lots Less

April 18th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

Bridgeport’s heralded public library system is facing a major haircut in Mayor Joe Ganim’s proposed spending plan for the budget year starting July 1. If you’re a fan of library branches and education spending, the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee will conduct public hearings on the budget this week, first on Tuesday for the library […]

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EarthFest Comes Alive

April 13th, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library, News and Events

 News release: The public is invited to attend the first annual Bridgeport EarthFest on Thursday, April 21–the day before Earth Day. This collaborative celebration of Earth Day has been organized by The Kennedy Center’s Maggie Daly Arts Coop (MDAC) and The Bijou Theatre, as the recipients of the Regional Initiative Grant. Additional sponsors include: People’s […]

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Library Board Throws Book At Hughes For 60 Days

February 18th, 2016 · 35 Comments · Library, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post Embattled public library chief Scott Hughes has 60 days to improve his performance or face termination.

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Walsh: Don’t Sour On City Librarian

February 16th, 2016 · 67 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Library

It’s not every day former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh admits he’s wrong. Some members of the Bridgeport Library Board and employees have expressed concerns about the job performance of Library Director Scott Hughes including missing a filing deadline for a key state grant and mixing in political activities such as running for State Senate […]

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Questions Raised About Appointment Process For Library Board Members

February 13th, 2016 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Library, News and Events

Some Library Board members want to throw the book at Library Director Scott Hughes for poor performance. Hughes in response is challenging the board’s authority in court, alleging members were never properly appointed by the City Council. It raises questions about the self-appointing authority of the Library Board. If an existing member is reappointed for another […]

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