Pequot Library Lives!

It takes a while for news to travel from Southport to Westport.

This week, the Fairfield RTM voted 44 to 3 to restore $350,000 to the Pequot Library budget. The cut — made 3 weeks earlier by the Board of Finance — had threatened the existence of the 124-year-old library. (If you’re wondering, this became an “06880” story because many Westporters use — and love — the Pequot Library.)

The Pequot Library.

The Pequot Library.

With that done, if you’re looking for another endangered Fairfield place to support, check out King’s Kitchen. That’s the Southport Beach farm-to-table concession stand, operated by Staples graduate Hunter King (who also just opened the Red Hen restaurant, in the Westport Inn).

The town of Fairfield will not aid in rebuilding the beach stand’s foundation, heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA has also denied funds, and Hunter’s insurance payment is not enough.

“06880” will continue to monitor developments of our friends over in “06890.”

8 responses to “Pequot Library Lives!


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  2. It’s good to see that the Fairfield RTM hasn’t succumbed to the same take-no-prisoners approach of the BofF.

  3. Bobbie Herman

    Wonderful news! The best I’ve had in a long time. As a Fairfield resident (who lives barely over the border from Westport), I applaud the BofF. Of course, the petitions and lawn signs (I have two) didn’t hurt.

  4. Nancy Powers Conklin

    I am thrilled to hear this news. As a Fairfield resident I too was ready to go to Town Hall and let my voice be heard, and to find a yard sign to put up in my yard. The amount of $350,000 is a mere drop in the bucket of the budget of Fairfield. I am so glad they took this latest vote and decided to do the right thing!

  5. Thank God. I can sleep tonight!

  6. Monica Cavanagh

    Good news!

  7. Eric William Buchroeder

    Now if we can just teach our children to read.