The mystery of the name in the sidewalk on Albany’s First Avenue — if a mystery it was — has been cleared up, as far as I’m concerned.
ODOT has announced more than $8 million in projects to improve safety on the Albany-Corvallis Highway, mostly on the Corvallis end. But the hazards at the junction of Highway 20 with Independence Highway remain unaddressed and unresolved.
If this train had been moving, it would have been pretty stupid to be standing here taking its photo. But, having crossed the Willamette River on the Albany rail bridge, the train was parked on the track just short of Second Avenue. What an opportunity to take closer look!
One proposal on the Nov. 8 ballot in Benton County would slightly change the way we vote, and if we adopt it, we might set an example for Oregon that could improve the way our government works.
Things are happening on the Albany fast-food front. Not only is the Burger King on Geary Street going to be rebuilt, as reported yesterday, but the closed Wendy’s on Pacific will be remodeled as well.