Albany’s new cop shop: Sleek

Baked for the occasion by a City Hall staffer, these delicious cookies were one highlight of  Friday's dedication.

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. Continue reading

And the point of this is what?

Looking north on Broadalbin Street from he corner of Third Avenue on Monday, Nov. 13.

This is one element of Albany's $8.4 million downtown streetscape project that may have people scratching their heads and wondering about the point. Continue reading

New gun law has a strange twist

Anyone subject to an "extreme risk protection order" will be barred from having or buying any guns for a year.

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 on Jan. 1, 2018. Continue reading

Reload project faces competition

Greg Smith, standing, briefs the Albany council and others Monday about the Millersburg multimodal project.

Albany and Millersburg may face competition for the state's $25 million to develop a mid-Willamette Valley intermodal transportation and reloading center. Lebanon and perhaps Eugene-Springfield may also submit applications, the Albany City Council heard Monday. Continue reading

N.A. market: City gets site plan

The drawing shows the footprint of the proposed garden center on the west side of the market and hardware store planned for the North Albany Village shopping center.

"Can you do a status update on the North Albany store please?" reader Robin Nygren asked a couple of days ago. Yes, I can, because a site plan for part of the project has been filed for the city's review. Continue reading

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