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Local speaks out against herbicide spraying


Petersburg resident, Barry Bracken, addressed the Petersburg Borough Assembly to request an ordinance against the spraying of herbicides and pesticides in the Borough area Monday afternoon.

Bracken returned to Petersburg several weeks ago to find that the Governor’s Office had adopted regulations to allow state agencies to apply herbicides and pesticides on state property and rights of way without obtaining permits from the Department of Environmental Conservation and without any public review.

“This denies our citizens the right to participate in the decision making process regarding w...

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