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Assembly retains advisory boards on public safety and parks and recreation

Petersburg will keep its Parks and Recreation and Public Safety advisory boards. The majority of borough assembly members last night voted to retain those elected bodies despite some disagreement over their value and the role they should play in local goverment. The assembly has been considering the merits of keeping each of its advisory boards as part of the transition to borough government. Parks and Rec and Public safety were up for discussion this time around. Matt Lichtenstein reports:
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Lohr opens art show at Petersburg’s museum

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Artist Ashley Lohr Friday, May 22 opens a new exhibit of paintings and collage at the Clausen Museum in Petersburg. Lohr this year is finishing up a master’s program in fine art through the Maryland Institute College of Art. more