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Lights added to drive down dock project

Petersburg will add some lighting to its commercial drive-down dock project. The borough assembly Monday approved a harbor board recommendation to include that electrical work in the advertisement for construction bids instead of leaving it as optional. The addition will drive up the cost of the project by about a half million dollars but borough staff say the Harbor Department will have more than enough money to cover it. Matt Lichtenstein reports:

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