Waverly Duck: Repairs are ‘doable’

The Waverly Duck has been in open-air storage on a former car lot on First Avenue.

In the perhaps-less-than-earthshaking-news department, it looks as though Albany's Waverly Duck could be back in its pond by May or June. Continue reading

High school cell towers get city OK

The nearest light pole in this shot at South Albany High will be replaced with a taller one carrying the stadium lights plus an antenna.

Verizon Wireless customers in the neighborhoods around South and West Albany high schools can look forward to improved cell phone service now that the city planning staff has approved plans for new towers. Continue reading

Another time change looms: Nuts!


North Albany on Monday morning, less than a week before the official start of "summer time."

The insanity of our semiannual time changes has long been established. No additional proof is needed, but we'll get it anyway on Sunday. Continue reading

NA zone change runs into opposition

Developer Jim Winkler, at the podium, addresses the Albany Planning Commission Monday.

A rezoning request to allow medium- and high-density housing near the North Albany Village commercial center is not exactly popular with at least some nearby residents, judging by the turnout at a public hearing before the Albany Planning Commission Monday night. Continue reading

What saving old church might cost

Members of the work group walk around the Main Street church in the rain on Monday.

Saving the old church building at Main Street and Santiam Road in Albany won't be cheap, if it's possible at all. That much was obvious from the first meeting of a work group formed by Mayor Sharon Konopa. Continue reading

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