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Temporary Closing Of Rockingham Library Draws Criticism

Susan Keese
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VPR

The Board Of Trustees at the Rockingham Free Public Library ruffled some feathers this week when it decided to close the library until mid to late July.  The library is in need of some upgrades and plans to use that time to make them. Some community members say the library should stay open, and that some board members should resign.

Domenic Poli has been following that story for the Brattleboro Reformer and spoke with VPR's Peter Biello about the situation.

Peter was a Producer/Announcer at VPR until 2015. He began his public radio career in 2007 at WHQR-FM in Wilmington, North Carolina where he served as Morning Edition host and reporter, covering county government and Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base. His work has won several Associated Press awards and has appeared on NPR's All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and PRI's This American Life. A graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Maine at Farmington, Peter enjoys writing, cooking and traveling.
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