Category: Commentary

Idle thoughts: We’re lacking lakes

There’s no news here, just an observation: Wouldn’t it be nice if the seasonal wintertime flooding of Albany’s Bryant Park was a permanent thing and people could enjoy something called Bryant Lake all year long?




Post office parking: The sequel

On a super-local subject, there’s been a lot of talk about parking at the Albany Post Office lately, most recently at the city council meeting Wednesday. But on Friday there was no parking at all as construction blocked both the lot and adjoining streets, making… Continue reading




Tax writers aim at coffee, old cars

There are lots of things that could conceivably be taxed. But old cars? Clunkers driven by people who probably can’t afford to get anything new?




Albany stops predatory towers

Those nighttime raids by out-of-town towing operators looking to grab up cars improperly parked on private Albany lots should now be at an end. The city council Wednesday passed a ban on predatory towing from private property, and the law takes immediate effect.




Site seen as valley’s link to big ports

The sprawling Millersburg site where International Paper shut down and demolished the Albany Paper Mill still sits mostly empty, presumably awaiting a buyer. But some local officials have visions of turning the place into an intermodal shipping hub that would bypass the troubled Port of Portland… Continue reading




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