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Editorial: Property rights apply to homeowners & their neighbors


The Superior Court Judge’s ruling to grant a stay on the demolition of a Petersburg home, which the borough deemed as a dangerous building, left a few unanswered questions.

The court was silent on the, “elephant in the room,” fact that the home has been sitting on the ground after falling off its foundation for nearly five years.

The homeowners Fred Triem and Karen Ellingstad have had plenty of time to repair the foundation and restore their home to a stable footing on their Wrangell Avenue property.

Efforts by the borough to push the process along prior to the December non-compliance...

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