Category: Commentary

CARA loan raises shelter’s costs

The Signs of Victory mission has received final approval of a five-year, $100,000 loan at 2.9 annual percent interest to help build a new Albany homeless shelter, but because of a state rule on wages the city contract is also driving up the project’s cost.




Waverly Duck: Repairs are ‘doable’

In the perhaps-less-than-earthshaking-news department, it looks as though Albany’s Waverly Duck could be back in its pond by May or June.




High school cell towers get city OK

Verizon Wireless customers in the neighborhoods around South and West Albany high schools can look forward to improved cell phone service now that the city planning staff has approved plans for new towers.




Another time change looms: Nuts!

The insanity of our semiannual time changes has long been established. No additional proof is needed, but we’ll get it anyway on Sunday.




NA zone change runs into opposition

A rezoning request to allow medium- and high-density housing near the North Albany Village commercial center is not exactly popular with at least some nearby residents, judging by the turnout at a public hearing before the Albany Planning Commission Monday night.




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