Acushnet is getting a new library, sort of. Town Meeting voters agreed Monday night to spend $321,000 to renovate the closed Marie S. Howard School on Middle Road into a library. Previous library initiatives had failed in Acushnet, but Library Trustees Chairwoman Kristen Leotti said this time there was no tax increase on the table ...

The new library will have more than triple the available space as the current Russell Memorial Library on Main Street. More than half the funds will come from the town's Community Preservation Act funds.