Category: Commentary

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

 
 
 
 

Pheasants? NA subdivision filed

The Albany Planning Division has received a tentative plat for a 148-lot subdivision that would cover most of 47.5 acres of open field in North Albany and require the felling of 22 trees including three big old Oregon white oaks.

 
 
 
 
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