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Library construction plans change

Facility will not close July 1; county seeking new bids

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The Schenectady County Public Library’s central branch will not close for expansion July 1 as originally planned. It also may not build all of what was considered much-needed space. Officials announced Saturday that the county will solicit additional bid requests for revised construction plans, with the hope that the alternatives will cost less than the current $7.7 million plan, tackle many of the same overdue updating priorities and close the library for considerably less than ...

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May 11, 2008
9:13 a.m.

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As I said at my weblog this morning (link below), I'm pleased at the reprieve for the Library, but unwilling to praise County officials for their survivalist response to the public outrage. I do praise all those who took the time to express their shock and anger. I hope many concerned citizens will attend the County Legislature’s May Meeting Tuesday at 7 PM, to let them know that their first approach was totally unacceptable — both the lack of public input and the lack of respect for the Library and its users — and that our leaders are, at best, on probation and will be monitored closely by the Library’s friends.

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May 12, 2008
8:09 a.m.

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Good (Monday) morning: I see that the Comment I left yesterday morning to this article has been removed. I hope a member of the Gazette management or staff will contact me to let me know why.

May 12, 2008
8:56 a.m.

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You first post did not appear because of a technical issue. We resolved the issue, and the post has been restored. Sorry for the inconvenience.