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Sewage plant: The sludge saga continues

Written April 19th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Every few years I take a new photo outside Albany’s sewage treatment plant to illustrate yet another step in the city’s long-running struggle to overcome the fact that part of it doesn’t work.


It’s not corona; no, it’s just asphalt

Written April 7th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

New paving may not sound like an earthshaking development, but during these Days of Corona, if something has nothing to do with the virus it should be worth at least a brief look.


Look for reopening of Dave Clark Path

Written February 14th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Good news for users of Albany’s riverside Dave Clark Path: Closed for construction since last summer, the central segment of the walking and biking trail is likely to reopen in a couple of months.


Riverfront construction takes a little longer

Written December 14th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Residents and commuters along the Albany riverfront will have to put up with construction and detours for a while longer than originally planned.


On Water Avenue, rail history gives way

Written October 18th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

No more swerving to keep your bike tires from catching in the rails on this part of Water Avenue on Albany’s riverfront. The spur that used to slice across the street is gone.


Next on Hill Street, about 90 new trees

Written September 30th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Before they rebuilt 10 blocks of Hill Street in South Albany this summer, all the street trees were cut down. Now the trees are about to be replaced.


On Hill Street, no more bumpy rides

Written August 14th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

After being torn up for a complete reconstruction, 10 bocks of Hill Street in South Albany now have been repaved and restriped and will reopen to through traffic soon.

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