A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
Those phone numbers posted at rail crossings? Guess what: Somebody actually answers when you call.
Now that was a weird-looking train that inched its way across Albany streets on Wednesday morning.
Today was a milestone in the conversion of the historic Cumberland Church into a center for community events on the east side of old Albany: The steeple was put back on.
What’s been happening with the effort to turn the former Cumberland Church into a community center on old Albany’s east end? Plenty, it turns out.
Envision a little pocket park at this corner, with parking spaces behind it and three or four businesses in what now is the warehouse at the back.
A reader asked if I had seen the mural at the Albany Skatepark. I had not, but a bike ride last Friday took me past there. And now I have.
[youtube video=”AQopOSnaZUo”] If Santiam Road on Tuesday is an example, the notorious Queen Avenue railroad crossing is not the only place in Albany where train operations sometimes cause long delays.