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Council on traffic cameras: Keep going

Written April 27th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Albany will continue its Redflex contract for red-light cameras, the city council decided in a 5-1 vote Wednesday. Councilor Dick Olsen voted no.


Wanted: North Albany Park ideas

Written April 27th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Benton County is starting to gather ideas about North Albany County Park, which is about to get a 10.7-acre addition in the form of a heavily wooded natural area. They plan to reach out to the public in various ways and invite comments on how the park is used, what if any changes people might […]


On Gibson Hill: The smartest fix

Written April 26th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

What’s the smartest way to fix the North Albany intersection of Gibson Hill Road and Crocker Lane? Floyd Collins, the Ward I councilman and North Albany resident who dealt with public works issues all his professional life, thinks the smartest way is to rebuild the intersection once and for all, not to do one thing now […]


Council resumes talk of pot rules

Written April 25th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council is trying to get prepared in case city voters decide in the November general election that Albany will allow recreational marijuana businesses. Councilors would like to adopt some restrictions ahead of time, such as time, place and manner of pot sales and processing sites. But at Monday’s work session they didn’t […]


On riverfront: Cleanup possible

Written April 25th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s riverfront is my beat, and there’s a bit of potential good news on the north end of Denver Street. The owner of an abandoned house there has agreed to give the property to the city. So if everything goes according to plan, the city will be able to ban trespassing, clean the place up […]


Red-light cameras: Keep them or …?

Written April 23rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Some jurisdictions across the country have been dismantling red-light cameras, but in Albany the police chief would like the council to authorize renewal of the city’s contract with Redflex Traffic Systems for another seven years without competitive bidding.


Edgewater: No apartments after all

Written April 22nd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

It now sounds as though apartments are not in the future after all for Edgewater Village, the private riverside housing development in which Albany’s urban renewal agency invested $2.4 million.


 
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