State and federal grants do not solve everything

Wrangell is on a financial winning streak these days. It has received multiple state and federal grants to pay for construction, repairs, rebuilds and improvements. But that does not help pay the operating costs of public services and local support for the schools.

It’s a distinction people need to keep in mind. Money in one pocket does not automatically transfer to another pocket.

The borough has received notice of a $25 million federal grant to rebuild most of the downtown harbors floats. It will receive $6.5 million from the state to go toward repairing the worst of age-related problems at...


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