The Big Dig: When it will start

Project manager Lindsey Austin of Albany Public Works will help keep the public informed as the street reconstruction progresses.

The digging for Albany's Big Dig will start on June 12. A week before that, workers for Emery & Sons Construction Group will start getting equipment in place for the $8 million project to reconstruct and spruce up several downtown streets. Continue reading

Road-user-fee bill stalls in Salem

Traffic in Albany: A mandatory state road user fee by 2025 has not advanced in the legislature.

Legislators seem to be in no hurry to expand OReGO, the state's per-mile road tax program, or to make it mandatory in a few years. A bill to do both was heard by the House transportation committee on March 15 but has seen no action since. Continue reading

New shelter space taking shape

George Matland watches Monday as contractors turn this former warehouse into a homeless shelter.

Construction is still very much in progress, but George Matland is confident that the new Signs of Victory mission in Albany will be finished in time for homeless people to find shelter there by the end of June. Continue reading

NE Albany: Plat adds 142 houses

The public hearing advertised on the sign was on Monday night.

This is at the corner of Somerset Drive and Timber Ridge in northeast Albany, and those wide open spaces won't be quite that wide open for long. Continue reading

Albany postmaster: Move? Why?

Postmaster Pamela Moody at the Albany Post Office on Monday morning. She sees no reason why the office should move..

Albany's new postmaster has been hearing about the idea that the post office should move. But she has a question: "Why should we move when we own this building?" Continue reading

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