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Lodge concerns prompt assembly to vote down bed tax ordinance for now

The Petersburg Borough assembly passed a six-percent, borough-wide sales tax in the second of three reading Monday. However, Concerns from a local lodge owner prompted the Assembly to vote down a borough-wide bed tax in its second reading. As a result, the borough will have to start over with that ordinance, which would extend the four-percent levy on transient accommodations to the broader borough area. Matt Lichtenstein reports: Click here for mobile-friendly audio

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Court battle continues, two years after Petersburg home demolished

Homeowners Karen Ellingstad and Fred Triem took down the home at 1011 Wrangell Avenue in 2014.
The legal battle continues over a demolished home on Wrangell Avenue in Petersburg. The structure was taken down in 2014 after the borough declared it a dangerous home. The owners of the home are appealing last year’s court ruling in favor of the Petersburg borough and have filed another suit challenging borough staff visits to the property in preparation for demolition. more

Stone sculptor opens show in Petersburg

Photo courtesy of Miele Gallery
A sculptor who just moved to Petersburg last year opens up a show at Miele Gallery on main street Friday, August 26, although local art enthusiasts may already be familiar with his artwork. more