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Why is this Albany’s ‘Main Street’?

Written May 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A reader who moved to Albany last summer had a question: How come the city’s Main Street is nowhere near the downtown business district, where Main Streets are typically found in American towns?


‘Scenic bikeway:’ Where the signs take you

Written March 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A little green sign on Albany’s Main Street points east on First and says “scenic bikeway.” Really? Scenic? I wondered where it leads.


A potential danger? Not really

Written April 5th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Take a look at this railroad grade crossing, newly rebuilt and opened last week on Albany’s Main Street S.E. When I went by there on March 28, the day the crossing was reopened, the alignment of the new sidewalk struck me as unusual. It goes around the gates, so when the arms are down the […]


 
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