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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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PHS science team prepares for statewide competition

Members of Petersburg's Ocean Science Bowl team at practice. From left: Helen Martin, Chauncy Sandhoffer, Tucker Hagerman, Charlie Christensen, Julia Murph, Anders Christensen. Photo/Angela Denning
The high school students are working on two 15-page research papers for a statewide competition. The Alaska Tsunami Bowl, an academic competition, will take place in Seward at the end of February. more

Petersburg officials discuss retaining Coast Guard cutter

The Petersburg-based Coast Guard cutter Anacapa (photo courtesy USCG)
Petersburg officials are hoping to discuss ways to keep a Coast Guard cutter stationed in this Southeast community. Petersburg’s borough assembly wants to talk about changes to the waterfront to accommodate newer, larger patrol vessels, and it’s part of a discussion going on up and down Alaska’s coastline. more