Category: Commentary

Eclipse gridlock? Well, not here

On the eve of the total solar eclipse, where was the massive influx of many thousands of tourists that some had predicted for the Albany area? Maybe those thousands were around somewhere, but I didn’t see them.


NA grocery: Another step forward

Every few days, Google Mail brings a question like this one on Thursday: “Do you know the status of the grocery store that is supposed to come to North Albany Village? Is it still coming?” As far as I can tell the answer is yes,… Continue reading


The Big Dig: One block’s done

One block down, sort of, and about two dozen more to go. That’s the word from Albany’s $8 million project to upgrade the look and infrastructure of several of its downtown streets.


Home improvement, an update

The remarkable porch addition I wrote about a month ago is coming along, and it’s getting more impressive as the labor-intensive work progresses.


Diversity flap ends in harmony

The dispute over changes in the 2007 Albany ordinance that created the city’s Human Relations Commission ended without acrimony Tuesday. In a two-hour work session, the council and commission worked out wording that seemed to reflect, more or less, what everybody wanted to say.

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