Posts written by Hasso Hering

For clean boots and dry socks

This was one of the items that caught my attention at the new Albany Police Department building during the open house last week. It’s a boot cleaner, as you can see, but not just any kind of thing that scrubs your shoes.


Espolon update: Repair plans filed

This building on First Avenue in downtown Albany has been closed since part of its façade collapsed during attempted repairs more than a year ago. But now the owner has submitted repair plans for the city’s review.


Work begins on Riverside Drive

Safety improvements on Riverside Drive are getting closer. On Monday I saw the first construction activity that’s part of Linn County’s move to widen the road.


Courtesy Corner update: It’s open

Good news for customers of Courtesy Corner, the Shell station at the corner of Pacific Boulevard and Calapooia Street in Albany. After being closed for two months for the replacement of its underground tanks, the business reopened Monday at the crack of dawn.


Downtown building’s roof caves in

Albany city officials are worried about the stability of a downtown historic building after its roof caved in earlier this month. The walls have been braced, and the owner is said to be working on a plan.

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