Posts written by Hasso Hering

In Albany, a new street of lights

As you can see in this video, the downtown segment of Albany’s First Avenue now has new nighttime lighting. Strings of what look like Christmas tree lights have been wound around the trunks of the street trees there and strung partway into the crowns as… Continue reading

 
 
 
 

One fewer check on power

The Democrats in the U.S. Senate last week changed a rule that has governed the Senate since the earliest days of the republic, and the country may come to regret it.

 
 
 
 

Albany issues — a chance to unload, and learn

If you are among those who grumble about the city government in Albany, a chance to talk to city officials face to face, without the formality of a public meeting, is close at hand. An open house is coming up at City Hall on Monday, Dec.… Continue reading

 
 
 
 

Watching a log train being built

I was riding my bike along Albany’s Cox Creek path on Thursday (Nov. 21) — a sunny, cold and windy day — when a train carrying logs was being assembled at the nearby Millersburg yard of the Portland & Western Railroad. The yard figures in… Continue reading

 
 
 
 

Aiming at renewal in Hackleman District

Albany’s downtown urban renewal program is taking a step to encourage people to buy and restore older homes in city’s Hackleman Historic District east of Lyon Street.

 
 
 
 
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