Written December 11th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
The Albany City Council Monday had no objections to contracting with Millersburg for fire protection covering all of the smaller town on its northern edge.
Written October 6th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
On Friday afternoon, I rode my bike to the dedication of Albany’s new Fire Station 11. Naturally the first thing I noticed was the bike racks and their unusual shape.
Written January 24th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
This, in case you can’t tell, is the intersection of Ellsworth Street and Sixth Avenue in Albany. It’s also the scene of what is shaping up as a big waste of public money.
Written August 31st, 2016 by Hasso Hering
The Albany Fire Department announced Wednesday it would train at the former K-mart store before the building is razed. I had circled the building on my bike on Sunday, looking for an indication that demolition had started. I saw no outward sign of that yet, and I also wondered what made people use the old truck […]
Written July 23rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering
On my ride Saturday, I could smell smoke from a long way off, which seemed a little ominous in the middle of summer when open burning is not allowed. Then I got closer and realized the fire, in a pile of grass straw, had been put out but was smoldering still.
Written December 5th, 2014 by Hasso Hering
When I first read about this item in the Albany City Council agenda, it looked like an example of federal money being wasted. I’m happy to report that as I learned more about it, that impression proved false.
Written June 16th, 2014 by Hasso Hering
One of my bike routes takes me past Albany’s Talking Water Gardens, and usually nothing much happens. Today, about mid-day, I could not help but notice, in the distance on the other side of the ponds, smoke and the flashing lights of emergency vehicles. I wheeled the bike around to take a closer look, and the video […]
Written May 2nd, 2014 by Hasso Hering
For four months now, a committee of citizens has been reviewing Albany’s plans for a new police headquarters and downtown fire station. One way to keep track is to attend the meetings every other week or so, but that is tedious work as one recent session lasted more than two hours and didn’t break up […]
Written September 11th, 2013 by
Buying some of the property needed to expand Albany’s main fire hall, Station 11 downtown, was a mere formality Wednesday night. The city council had discussed replacing the fire station in meetings over several years and authorized its staff to offer a price at an executive meeting last month. So Wednesday night, no more discussion […]
Written September 6th, 2013 by
The Albany City Council is poised to acquire some of the land the city will need to replace the main fire station with a bigger one. Fire Chief John Bradner has negotiated a tentative agreement with the owners of two parcels, at 519 and 531 Lyon St. S.E., across Sixth Avenue from Fire Station 11. […]