The staff and Trustees of the Durham Public Library would like to thank the many generous community members who contributed to the Library Renewal project. This project will make much-needed updates to the library interior; including quiet study spaces, collaborative work areas, improved accessibility, and updated technology access. Thanks to our amazing and generous community, we have achieved our $100,000 fundraising goal.
Heartfelt thanks go out to the PeachPit Foundation, to the Cumello, Eames, Howe, Mueller and Wilkinson families, and to our incredible community of businesses and individuals who stepped up to support this project. We could not have done this without you.
With the matching funds in place, the State Bond Commission gave final approval to a $147,000 grant to complete this project. We would like to thank Laura Francis and all town and state officials who worked to make this happen.
With the funding secured, we will be moving ahead with the project in 2022. Sign up for our e-newsletter at durhamlibrary.org to receive updates.
Christine Michaud,Never forget
Do you remember where you were on Jan. 6, 2021 when you heard the tragic news then-President Trump's supporters tried to overthrow the U.S. government when they ransacked the Capitol building over the results of the 2020 presidential election?
This was the day both houses of Congress met to certify President-elect Joseph Biden's electoral college win.
There has been no evidence of any type of fraud. However, that did not stop the former president and his supporters from claiming the election was rigged.
To date more than 600 people have been charged by federal prosecutors for their role in the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Seven Connecticut residents are among those arrested.
Thankfully, once the Capitol building was cleared of rioters on Jan. 6, Congressional leaders did their constitutional duty.
Frank LoGiudiceGood start
Joe Biden’s first year in office has been good news for the American economy. According to Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, U.S. economic output jumped more than 7 percent in the last three months of 2021. The Biden Administration created 4.1 million jobs, more than were created in the 12 years of the Trump and George W. Bush administrations combined.
The American Rescue Plan, passed without a single Republican vote, cut child poverty in half by putting $66 billion into 36 million households.
It doesn’t make sense that 54 percent of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of the economy. Nothing’s perfect, but the U.S. is outperforming the world by the biggest margin this century.
Alma and Bob Elder