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Editorial: Keep work local


March 30, 2017

The thought of hiring an out of town contractor to complete capital project work for the local utility is not fiscally sound and does less to benefit Petersburg’s beleaguered economy. Since the Power and Light Department has been operating without a third journeyman lineman for two years, it has been impossible for them to safely complete many construction projects they would normally take on.

If PMP&L’s improvements were of a short-term nature, hiring a private firm to complete the work would be advantageous. However, the utility has projects phased for completion over the next five ye...

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