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Sconset Bluff Erosion; $150M Library Construction Bond Bill

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Like the days when Ace of Base, All-4-One and Boyz II Men were topping the Billboard charts, state funding for Massachusetts public libraries is at the same level it was in 1994. State Rep. Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown) has, "filed a $150 million bond bill to fund two other rounds of construction, both the 11 communities on the waiting list, and some of the 60 other communities that have said they are interested in the next grant round." [CapeCodToday]

NANTUCKET - Coastal erosion from the latest storm on has been documented by Van Lieu Phototography. From the Sconset Bluff erosion update: "The house, while still secure, is being prepared for relocation for the second time in six years. Time is running out, as some of the foundation on the water side is exposed to the elements. Fifteen to twenty feet were lost to the ocean during this storm alone." [Photographing an Island]

NANTUCKET - The floating dock at town pier is closed. "This week's winter storm further damaged the town pier, Harbormaster Sheila Lucey said Sunday, cutting off access to the public and the island's scalloping fleet." [The Inquirer and Mirror]

BREWSTER - Not surprisingly, two homeowners associations on Blueberry Pond aren't pleased with a recent plan from The Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club: "...the largest resort on Cape Cod with 337 guest rooms, a golf course and other facilities on 430 acres, is asking to construct two docks, a recreation area and observation deck on one side of the 22-acre, wooded, kettle pond."