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By Ben Muir 

Voters have decided: fluoride to stay


October 5, 2017

Fluoride will remain in the Petersburg water supply and ATVs will remain prohibited to drive on borough streets, two of the many decisions made after 1,159 ballots were cast in the election on Tuesday.

Propositions #6 and #7 were struck down handily by voters in Petersburg. The question that asked whether to keep fluoride was voted against 692 times, with 430 in favor.

Phil Beardslee, a retired dentist in Petersburg who is pro fluoride, was wary of the voter turnout before the election, until he noticed about 43 percent of the population showed up.

“Obviously they were pretty well organi...

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