The New Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library
"Cornerstone of the Community"

17 August 2006

About that fence

With more than 150 years of industrial debris, along with rotting old buildings, our site is, to put it mildly, dangerous. And it will get more so with construction, as the old buildings come down and excavation proceeds -- so that's why the chain-link fence has gone up. Hard hats only out there for now. But Burman will create a safe area for the groundbreaking, Sept. 24, 4 p.m. As noted, Sen. Jack Reed will be the keynote speaker, and we expect that the Governor and Lt. Governor, along with several other dignitaries, will attend.