Category: News

A convoluted crossing story: What it means

  The old Oregon Electric freight rail line from Albany south is a sleepy track. Usually there’s one train in the morning and one going the other way late in the day. In the Albany neighborhood east of Geary Street, the line crosses several streets,… Continue reading


Blues on a Saturday afternoon

Here’s a look at the saxophone player I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. He had been entertaining passersby off and on at the North Albany Village shopping center, and at the time, when I wanted to get his picture I could not find him. Somebody had complained… Continue reading


Passenger Rail Project is back

  The Oregon Passenger Rail Project is back in the news. It says the project team has done a preliminary evaluation of alternative passenger rail routes between Eugene and Portland. And it has announced a series of open houses in November to let people see… Continue reading


Albany briefing: Water Avenue update

A paving crew from Knife River Corp. was making swift work Wednesday of resurfacing a section of Albany’s Water Avenue. The street is being repaved after the Portland & Western rebuilt its rail line in the middle of the street from Main to Harrison. The… Continue reading


Big gas lines: An update

Driving around the mid-valley now, you encounter pipeline builders on the way north to Independence and south of Albany along Riverside Drive. The crews are digging and drilling on two big projects for Northwest Natural, the gas company. Here’s an update from Melissa Moore, a spokeswoman… Continue reading

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