Safety improvements on Riverside Drive are getting closer. On Monday I saw the first construction activity that’s part of Linn County’s move to widen the road.
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.
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.
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.
The new gun law known as Senate Bill 719 seems to have a loophole at least as dangerous as the people at whom the law is supposedly aimed. Albany police officials pointed this out when they briefed the city council on the law, which takes effect… Continue reading