Category: Commentary

GAPS plans new bus garage

Leaders of the Greater Albany Public Schools have been planning for a bigger depot to park and maintain the district’s buses. Now the project is up for the city’s and the public’s review.

 
 
 
 

3 near-ruins have new owners

Three derelict houses in Albany’s Monteith Historic District, declared unsafe to be lived in a few months ago, have new owners who are weighing whether to fix them up or replace them with something new.

 
 
 
 

New city trees: A question of depth

On a walk through the changing streetscape of downtown Albany, I wondered about the holes around the newly planted trees. Then I heard from someone who knows about trees, telling me that these were planted too deep. Turns out they were, and the city says… Continue reading

 
 
 
 

Saving a life: They knew how

One day last month, six employees of Burcham’s Metals saved a man’s life by working together and demonstrating what they had learned about CPR.

 
 
 
 

Ready for an Albany gas tax?

The city council is working on a plan for a 5-cent/gallon local gas tax that would have motorists pay an estimated million-plus dollars a year more at Albany stations than they otherwise would. The money would go for street repairs, and voters are to get… Continue reading

 
 
 
 
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