A new, local group is hoping to improve transportation options for seniors and disabled people in Petersburg. One option is to pursue grant money for a new wheelchair-accessible van at Mountain View Manor Assisted living – one that would be similar to the van now in use at Petersburg Medical Center. This week at the Manor, the group held its first meeting at to hear about transportation concerns for disabled residents throughout town. To find out more, Matt Lichtenstein spoke with Petersburg Economic Development Council Director Liz Cabrera is helping to organize the effort.
Group considers senior, disabled transportation needs
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 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