A commitment to WHAT?

Reading material comes along with the food.

Reading material comes along with the food.

While I was having breakfast at McDonald's, I glanced at the back of the sales slip, which assured me of the company's "commitment to deforestation." Whoa! This did not sound like the kind of message you expect. Continue reading

A roadblock on Columbus N.E.

That's the way the rail crossing on N.E. Columbus looked on Thursday.

That's the way the rail crossing on N.E. Columbus looked on Thursday.

As far as at-grade railroad crossings go, the one on Albany's Northeast Columbus Street wasn't exactly a busy one. Now it's even less busy because the street has been closed where it crosses the track. Continue reading

Old ‘bunker’? A mystery no more

This address on Southeast Burkhart Street is protected by a sturdy wire fence.

This address on Southeast Burkhart Street is protected by a sturdy wire fence.

Surrounded by chain link fencing topped by barbed wire, this bunker-like pile exudes a degree of mystery. What goes on behind the weathered concrete? Who climbs those stairs, and why? The answer, sadly prosaic, is that nothing has gone on there for decades, and probably nothing ever will. Continue reading

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