The library building project continues. The contract for general contractor was signed by the Board of Selectmen at the January 23 meeting to hire M O'Connor Construction to complete the new library for $7,600,000.00. Trivium Interactive was selected to create a digital archival display that will meet the Massachusetts Historical Commission requirement that the new library have a display of the old library and of Chester C. Corbin in order to raze the old building. the FF&E sub-committee along with Oudens Ello Architects have chosen the color scheme of the library: blues and grays with pops of brighter tones. The town approved the purchase of 37 and 39 Negus Street at the July 31 Town Meeting. This will allow for a larger parking lot, and a safer entrance and exit.
The library construction is over 50% complete and the construction completion is scheduled for the end of April 2018.