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Christmas comes early for drive-down project

It looks like Petersburg’s commercial drive-down dock will be built by a local contractor for substantially less money than expected. Matt Lichtenstein attended Friday’s bid opening and has this report:
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From left, Harbor Board Chair Mike Bangs, PND Engineer Dick Sommerville, and Harbormaster Glo Wollen discuss the results of Friday’s bid opening.

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Petersburg budget testimony focuses on education, ferries, radio

The Senate Finance Room in the Alaska Capitol, Feb. 4, 2015.(Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)
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