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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Lawmakers seeking funds for new library


The town's state legislators have co-sponsored a bond bill that includes $2.4 million in funding for a new public library in town. The effort is part of legislation that would provide $100 million in funding for public library construction in communities across the state.

A similar bond bill did not pass in the previous legislative session. All three of Millis' state legislators -- Senator Scott Brown and Reps. Richard Ross and David Linsky -- are sponsoring the bill.

Millis is currently ninth on the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners' waiting list for funding, based on the building's design, cost and benefit to the community.

-- Charlie Russo

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