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Library starts to take shape

Contractors expect to have a roof over Petersburg’s new library by sometime next month and work on the interior throughout the winter. The project got started in June and with the exterior framing well underway, the building is starting to really take shape. It was designed to be highly energy-efficient with an open ceiling and exposed beams and columns made of glued and laminated timber. Matt Lichtenstein visited the job site Friday to get an update from several people involved with the planning and construction of the project:

Framing for Petersburg’s new library


The new library is slated to be complete in July.

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One race in Petersburg’s October election

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Voters have just one contested race this October in Petersburg when it comes to candidates for local office. Tuesday, August 23 was the filing deadline for candidates for 19 available seats on the borough assembly and other elected boards and commissions. 15 people filed the paperwork in time to run for one of those seats and the other positions remain vacant and could be filled later by appointment. more

Two sentenced for Christmas Eve burglary in Petersburg

Two of three men involved in a Christmas Eve burglary in Petersburg were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, August 23. 27-year-old Taylor Homer and 21-year-old Anthony Sainz both appeared in separate hearings before superior court judge William Carey at the Petersburg court house Tuesday. The men were accused of breaking into a warehouse at Hungerford Hill, south of downtown Petersburg, and stealing a pickup truck, tires, tools and nine guns on Christmas Eve of 2015. more