Posts written by Hasso Hering

The Big Dig: When it will start

The digging for Albany’s Big Dig will start on June 12. A week before that, workers for Emery & Sons Construction Group will start getting equipment in place for the $8 million project to reconstruct and spruce up several downtown streets.




Road-user-fee bill stalls in Salem

Legislators seem to be in no hurry to expand OReGO, the state’s per-mile road tax program, or to make it mandatory in a few years. A bill to do both was heard by the House transportation committee on March 15 but has seen no action since.




New shelter space taking shape

Construction is still very much in progress, but George Matland is confident that the new Signs of Victory mission in Albany will be finished in time for homeless people to find shelter there by the end of June.




NE Albany: Plat adds 142 houses

This is at the corner of Somerset Drive and Timber Ridge in northeast Albany, and those wide open spaces won’t be quite that wide open for long.




Albany postmaster: Move? Why?

Albany’s new postmaster has been hearing about the idea that the post office should move. But she has a question: “Why should we move when we own this building?”




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