Posts written by Hasso Hering

On Lyon, less space for cyclists

I wonder if this is what the designers had in mind: Putting the sidewalk that close to heavy traffic in front of the new Albany Fire Department’s Station 11 and Hasty Freez, one of the best burger-and-shake joints in town.


CARA to explore buying lodge

The Albany Eagles are following through on what they told city officials last spring: They’ve put their lodge building up for sale, and the city’s urban renewal board tonight authorized its staff to talk to the Eagles about possibly buying it.


Albany’s new fire hall: Why it’s ’11’

In big letters high on the wall, its name is hard to miss when you drive past Albany’s new main fire station, now nearing completion. But why do they call it Station 11? Why not Station One, for example, which would seem to make more… Continue reading


Swifts so far avoid new roost

Migrating swifts have been spending nights in various Albany chimneys, according to people who have seen them, but not in the structure especially built for them a year ago.


About litter and plastic bags

Finding this bit of litter in a pile of leaves in our yard today prompted me to consider, once again, plastic bags and whether they should be banned. My answer: No, they shouldn’t because they are useful, but we all should be more careful when… Continue reading

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