Category: Commentary

Courtesy Corner update: It’s open

Good news for customers of Courtesy Corner, the Shell station at the corner of Pacific Boulevard and Calapooia Street in Albany. After being closed for two months for the replacement of its underground tanks, the business reopened Monday at the crack of dawn.

 
 
 
 

Downtown building’s roof caves in

Albany city officials are worried about the stability of a downtown historic building after its roof caved in earlier this month. The walls have been braced, and the owner is said to be working on a plan.

 
 
 
 

A change in speed? Hard to see

From the photos I took Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning, it’s tempting to conclude that raising the speed limit for trucks by 5 miles an hour has cleared Interstate 5 of 18-wheelers. Obviously not, but still …

 
 
 
 

Albany’s new cop shop: Sleek

All sharp angles and flat surfaces with clean lines — that’s the just-the-facts impression left by Albany’s new $15.5 million headquarters of the city police.

 
 
 
 

And the point of this is what?

This is one element of Albany’s $8.4 million downtown streetscape project that may have people scratching their heads and wondering about the point.

 
 
 
 
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