Petersburg’s borough assembly Monday voted to move forward with a dredging study for one of the local boat harbors. The borough will sign an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to investigate the need for dredging and whether it makes sense for that federal agency to become a long-term partner on maintaining South Harbor.
Petersburg’s school board Tuesday heard that some parts of the fire sprinkler system in the high school and middle school building need to be replaced. That was part of the report from the school’s maintenance department which also highlighted a new cafeteria space and some upgrades on the way for the Wright auditorium.
Petersburg school officials are talking with students about potentially relaxing the high school dress code to allow students to wear uncovered yoga pants and other leggings. Petersburg’s school board Tuesday heard an update on an ongoing discussion following a petition and protest by students over the issue last year.
Community members in Petersburg late last month continued an ongoing discussion about the problems of substance abuse locally. A panel of law enforcement officials, former drug users and health professionals answered questions on the scope of the heroin and opiate problem in Petersburg and ways to help.