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Borough sees bump in tourist-related tax revenues for 2014


Summer 2014 was a busy one for Petersburg, with tourists bringing more charter business to town and spending more on hotels and retail than the previous summer.

This summer the Borough collected over $35,000 in sales taxes from charter businesses, almost double what was collected over the same time period in 2013. The Borough also collected about $4,000 more each in bed tax revenue and retail sales tax revenue.

Marilyn Meucci of the Visitor Information Center said she thought that a rebounding economy played a large role in the increased tourism this year.

“I’ve heard it was one of the...

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