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Why America can’t fix its bridges

Albany's Ellsworth Street Bridge dates from 1925 but has been kept up.

Albany's Ellsworth Street Bridge dates from 1925 but has been kept in good shape.

We are hearing a lot these days -- most recently on CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday -- about the sad shape of the highways and bridges in this country, and how politicians in Congress are refusing to raise the gas tax to fix this failing "infrastructure." Maybe more could be done if we found a way to cut the amount of money and time that this work takes. Continue reading

What bike lane, where?

Albany's Elm Street on Saturday afternoon.

Albany's Elm Street on Saturday afternoon.

Ahem... Continue reading

Farmers’ market: Awaiting next spring

The sun came out for the end of the Albany Farmers' Market season.

The sun came out for the last day of the Albany Farmers' Market 2014 season.

You'll have to wait a few months if you want to get some stuff at the weekly farmers' market in Albany. The Saturday market finished its season this week. And if the usual schedule is followed again in 2015, it will reopen in April. Continue reading