Big City to Small Town Is Good Story

Years ago, when Lisa Sherman took a part-time summer job at the Edgartown Library shelving books, she did not anticipate how this short break from her harried New York city lifestyle would play a large part in her future. This past fall, more than a decade later, Ms. Sherman became the head librarian at the Aquinnah Public Library. But we are getting ahead of the story.

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Grant Targets Aquinnah Library Repairs

The Aquinnah town library will receive a $50,000 grant from the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund for emergency building repairs, the town learned this week.

Total repairs could cost $100,000. In March, selectmen pledged to raise money immediately for repairs to the library foundation and its floor, that has reportedly sunk 10 inches in recent years.

The annual town meeting includes a warrant article asking the town to approve $100,000 in borrowing which would be repaid using Community Preservation Act funds.

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When Work Days Don’t Match Holidays, How Much at Payday?

The board of selectmen and several Aquinnah library employees were left scratching their heads about whether or not full-time employees should receive holiday pay for days they were not scheduled to work, after a long discussion at the selectmen’s meeting Tuesday night.

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