Albany’s Talking Water Gardens once again has plenty of water after being almost drained over the past few weeks to help get new plants established in the shallow ponds. The plant cover has been an issue, because without it these constructed wetlands can’t meet their intended purpose of reducing the temperature of water being discharged […]
If your daily commute takes you along North Albany Road, enjoy the drive while you can. Starting this spring and continuing through most of the summer, the route will be restricted and eventually blocked entirely so it can be rebuilt and widened.
Albany and Lebanon are in danger of slipping into an un-neighborly fight over the Santiam-Albany Canal. Albany’s latest overture is not likely to help, and already the spat is costing Lebanon more money — on studies and options on land for a new intake — than it should have to spend. For my recommendation for […]
Eight years ago my attention was called to the country of origin of many of the manhole covers in Albany streets, which happened to be India. A story appeared in the Democrat-Herald on Oct. 1, 2005, and I’m glad to say that an update is in order. In 2005, the story was that India was supplying […]
The last thing any Oregon town needs is a local prohibition against the kind of medical marijuana dispensaries that the legislature has passed a law to allow. The Albany council, as reported here Wednesday night, has voted to ask for a report on the options it has for keeping those dispensaries out. This after Councilor […]
I have no idea what the details of this story are because there was no one around to ask. What it looks like is that someone heaved a hefty chunk of concrete into the windshield of this car and left it where it fell. I shot this photo around noon on Saturday while walking up […]