Cameras could snap speeders too

One of the red-light camera setups (left) at Queen and Geary in Albany.

Albany and other cities could use their red-light cameras to also catch speeders under a bill pending in the Oregon House. But the sensors at Queen and Geary may not be accurate enough for speeding tickets to stand up in court. Continue reading

Sea level update: Still not alarmed

It's been a while since I last checked, so here's an update on the status of the level of the sea, which we've been told for years is rising because of man-caused climate change. Continue reading

Paddlers’ access: A change in plans

Rarely used in winter, the Luckiamute River paddlers' access parking area last week.

For more than five years, Oregon state park officials have wrestled with plans to install a floating dock and ramp on the Luckiamute River, so that launching and retrieving canoes and kayaks would be less of a chore. Now they've given up and changed the plans to something less complicated and easier to achieve. Continue reading

Old Book House: The conclusion

Dan and Linda Fritz, with their dog Leo, on the porch of their "Old Book House" Friday.

The news on Albany's Front Avenue is that the "Old Book House" has new owners and the book itself has gone home to the place where it was lost and hidden in a wall for around 80 years. Continue reading

Coming: A facelift for old ‘Pythias’

The "Knights of Pythias Building" at Lyon Street and Third Avenue.

One of downtown Albany's century-old buildings will get a facelift this summer with a little bit of help from CARA, the central area urban renewal district. Continue reading

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