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Police chief finalists announced, other assembly news

Petersburg has narrowed down its list of candidates for Police Chief. The borough manager gave the assembly an update Monday night. The Assembly also passed a resolution in support of a program that teaches Alaska Native’s how to preserve and sew sea otter pelts. And a local resident asked the assembly to weigh-in now on the potential route for a power line from Petersburg to Kake. Matt Lichtenstein has a look at those topics from the assembly’s regular meeting:
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Petersburg electrical workers get new contract

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Petersburg’s borough assembly Monday, July 6 will be voting on a new contract for employees of Petersburg Municipal Power and Light. The borough has yet to release the terms of the new collective bargaining agreement with the employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. However, staffers estimate the new contract will cost an additional 156-thousand dollars. more

Three days of fun and games planned for Petersburg’s Independence Day celebration

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Petersburg is planning several days of fun events to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. Vendor and food booths are open Friday, July 3rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, July 4th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on main street. The festivities kick off Thursday night, July 2nd at the Parks and Recreation community center. more