Written May 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering
So why, the Question Man wanted to know, did they leave chest-high stumps when a crew felled roughly 20 street trees on Albany’s Ninth Avenue in April? Why not saw the trunks off near the ground?
Written April 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering
Some time this spring or summer, a contractor for the city will start tearing up the west end of Ninth Avenue in Albany in order to rebuild it. Assuming, that is, that the caronavirus outbreak doesn’t change the plans.
Written November 29th, 2019 by Hasso Hering
A question about a poorly lighted South Albany intersection, potentially dangerous to pedestrians using the crosswalk these dark winter nights, has not fallen on deaf ears at City Hall. Instead, Albany Public Works is working on a fix.
Written August 26th, 2019 by Hasso Hering
There’s a good chance the Albany City Council will ask voters in 2020 to approve a bond issue to pay for reconstructing half a dozen streets including Albany Avenue. Voters might also be asked to decide on an extra monthly utility fee to pay for street maintenance and repairs.
Written June 10th, 2019 by Hasso Hering
[youtube video=”r2l_p-XQfoU” rel=”0″] Bouncing along one of central Albany’s old residential streets, especially on a bike like in the video here, makes you wonder if the city will ever have the means to make repairs, now decades overdue. Monday’s council work session does not signal a solution any time soon.
Written February 24th, 2019 by Hasso Hering
More than half a mile of Hill Street in southeast Albany will be rebuilt this year, and the cost is substantially less than city engineers had feared.
Written February 3rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering
Though not, admittedly, among the burning issues of the day, how to spell Albany’s Lyon Street is occasionally in dispute. People tend to spell it with an “s” at the end of Lyon, but the “s” does not belong there.