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Contractor starts downtown street rebuild

Petersburg’s downtown street rebuild got underway last week. The three-point-seven million dollar project will mean new roadway, sidewalks and storm drainage on Main Street from Icicle Seafoods to the municipal building and on portions of Excel and Dolphin Streets. The contractor is Secon, which is doing the work in phases to minimize disruption to seafood processors and other downtown businesses. Matt Lichtenstein visited with Secon’s project manager for this report:

The contractor started work on Dolphin street and will eventually move down to Main.

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Southeast Conference looks at several models for reformed ferry system

Alaska Department of Transportation deputy commissioner Mike Neussl addresses the Southeast Conference annual meeting September 21, 2016.
Business and community leaders in Southeast Alaska are looking into how other ferry systems are operated around the world and a different way of managing Alaska’s ferries. The annual meeting of Southeast Conference in Petersburg in September focused on the first steps of a project to reform the state ferry system, find efficiencies and keep ferries running between coastal communities despite the state’s budget crisis. more

Mallott discusses Mental Health logging, BC mines

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Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott was the keynote speaker at this week’s annual meeting of Southeast Conference in Petersburg. During his speech Wednesday, September 21, Mallott addressed climate change and fisheries, this year’s failed pink salmon runs, mining concerns on the transboundary rivers in Southeast Alaska, the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission and the Alaska Marine Highway System. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Mallott Tuesday about some of those topics, along with logging of Alaska Mental Health Trust Land near Petersburg. more