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Sparks fly and neighborhood seeks to keep out rehab home

By   /  August 29, 2012  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports The sparks started flying at the government center last night, and that was simply during the Albany City Commission’s pre-brieff.  Citizens for area neighborhood asked for the commission’s help to prevent a drug treatment group home from being established in their neighborhood.

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Commissioners tour manufactured gas plant

By   /  August 8, 2012  /  Government  /  Comments Off

WG&L's Lee Daniels and Keith Goodin speak with commissioners John Howard and Roger Marietta and city attorney Nathan Davis at the site of the old manufactured gas plant.

Tweet Written by Tom Knighton For years, it provided a much needed item to a growing Albany.  Today, it sits vacant and poses a potential environmental hazard.  The old manufactured gas plant was once part of modern life in the Good Life City, while today it appears that as much as $10 million may need [...]

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Voters should decide Consolidation

By   /  May 21, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   We hope Commissioners will finally allow voters to decide the City / County Consolidation, issue, as one obvious answer to our budget shortfall. The City now struggles with financial problems, which may mean a 1.33 mil tax increase for property owners.  City Manager James Taylor says he can balance the budget without a [...]

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Ration gas until the price is right

By   /  April 25, 2011  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

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Tweet Consumers have the power! Lets exercise our muscles by joining the world-wide gas strike in May 2011. Use as little gas as possible until the price drops below $3 per gallon. Walk, bike ride, bus, or just drive more efficiently to use as little gas as possible. Let the oil and gas futures speculators [...]

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FFA

By   /  February 24, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet The ADICA TAD Project Application Review Committee will meet Wednesday, February 23rd in the Government Center Building in conference room 160 at 4:00pm. There will be a Downtown Merchant Association meeting on Thursday, February 24th at Subway (please see attachment). If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Thank you for your [...]

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Bus station would be in flood area

By   /  November 13, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet State and local transportation officials deliberately and erroneously claimed that a proposed $9 million downtown Albany transportation facility was not on property severely prone to flooding, public records show. Based on city and state officials’ information, the FTA found “no adverse impacts to or involvement with any 100-year floodplains or floodways would occur as [...]

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