by Peter Fuller, Library Director On August 29, 2017, Mike Durkay, the Chairman of the Board of Library Trustees and I met with Town Administrator Shawn Cadime, and Selectmen David Andrade and David Viera to discuss the controversy that arose over the placement of a retired army howitzer at the Seekonk Veterans Memorial. We all quickly agreed […]
The schedule of events for the 5th Annual Summer Kick-off on the Seekonk Meadows has just been released. The Kick-off will be held on Saturday, June 18 from 2-6 PM.
You may have noticed the sign on the far edge of the library grounds along Newman Avenue. It announces that this parcel will be the future site of the Seekonk Veterans’ Memorial. I was pleased and honored to be invited to the unveiling of the sign during the Memorial Day […]
The Board of Library Trustees requests that you vote to postpone consideration of Article 4, which is on the warrant for the Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, February 25. This article seeks to have the Town appropriate $90,000 to develop parking behind the library. This parking is intended to accommodate unusually large crowds at events […]
The letter below is from the Board of Library Trustees and it appeared in the Rehoboth Reporter (online edition) on October 23, 2013. We have added it to the blog as part of the library’s on-going effort to inform you about important local issues. An opposing viewpoint by Doreen Taylor, a former Seekonk Selectmen, can be […]
In June, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) announced that it would be starting another round of library construction grants. These grant rounds occur at five to eight year intervals. On average, the state has awarded fifty percent of the total eligible costs of library construction projects. To receive a construction grant, a library […]
Dear Friends, You may have read on-line or seen on television a story about a proposal to construct a memorial to Seekonk’s veterans and how it is being blocked by the Board of Library Trustees. As Daniel Patrick Moynihan once observed, “everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” There is […]