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Trump would close Albany lab

Written May 24th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

It was not unexpected, but the news is still a blow to Albany: The Trump Administration plans to close the Albany branch of the National Energy Technology Laboratory and transfer its work and equipment to Pittsburg, PA, or Morgantown, WV.


City pump at work on Broadway

Written November 7th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Albany has jumped into action to deal with a big puddle of runoff that started overflowing a part of Broadway Street S.W. this fall.


The Broadway pond: Following up

Written November 1st, 2016 by Hasso Hering

City and county officials have taken note of the water problem on Albany’s Broadway Street S.W., and they are trying to do something about it.


Wet street: A clue in 1984 report

Written October 27th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

A federal report from 1984 may contain a clue to the cause of what a neighbor calls the “Broadway Reservoir” in Albany. It shows a drain line from where the localized flooding has appeared this rainy fall on Broadway Street, leading about 300 meters northwest to an outfall on Queen Avenue. I’m no engineer but I know water runs […]


A job for new rain tax department

Written October 27th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

This overflowing ditch by the side of Broadway Street S.W. looks like a job for the new Albany storm water utility, which the city council on Wednesday night voted unanimously to create. But whether anybody is willing or able to solve this particular case of unwelcome runoff remains to be seen.


 
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