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Library Referendum defeated in Tuesday vote by 450 votes...

A proposal to establish a "Community Funding Initiative" for the Prendergast Library in Jamestown was soundly defeated Tuesday in what was a huge voter turn-out.  Library officials say the $850,000 referendum was rejected with 1,306 "no" votes... to just 856 "yes" votes.  Vote totals are still unofficial.  Library Board President Tom Rankin called it a "very sad day for the library, and a very sad day for Jamestown."  Library Director Tina Scott says they had no real feel for which way the vote was going to go, but, expressed her appreciation to those who took the time to vote.  Rankin says there have been no immediate decisions on how the library will move forward.