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Albany briefing: Exec session on real estate

In Albany, the city council got a progress report Wednesday night on negotiations for real estate the city hopes to acquire for an expansion of Station 11, the main fire station on Lyon Street downtown. As usual, and as allowed by the Oregon Public Meetings Law,… Continue reading




 
 
 
 

Albany briefing: Progress on Water Avenue track

The Portland & Western Railroad has made good progress on the track rehabilitation project that started this week on Albany’s Water Avenue east of Main Street. As you can see, by Wednesday afternoon the former roller-coaster track had been replaced or straightened. When the track work is done,… Continue reading




 
 
 
 

Albany update: Water Avenue rehab under way

The long-awaited project to rebuild the railroad track and then the pavement on Albany’s Water Avenue is under way. By Monday afternoon, crews working for the Portland & Western Railroad had lifted and moved to the side of the street dozens of concrete and steel… Continue reading




 
 
 
 

Vandals, not liberators

Animal liberation? No, what the self-styled “masked liberators” of the Animal Liberation Front accomplished instead was to do about $50 worth of damage to the chicken wire enclosing four of the 19 pens at the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area in Benton County near Albany. They… Continue reading




 
 
 
 

No bond tax for urban renewal, Albany says

When Albany voters decide on a bond for new police and fire stations in November, they can be sure that approval of the bond will not benefit the downtown urban renewal district, CARA. Why would it, you might reasonably ask, even though we’ve covered this… Continue reading




 
 
 
 
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