Category: News

Paddling permit bill still alive?

I didn’t think the canoe permit bill would get very far in the 2017 Oregon legislature, but Rep. Knute Buehler has just launched a petition against it on Facebook, so maybe this attempt at regulatory overreach is still alive.




Sunrise Park: Renovation in sight

The renovation of Sunrise Park, first considered in 2013, is finally scheduled to take place this year now that the city of Albany has obtained the required permits and spent $38,000 in federal antipoverty grant money to make up for the loss of a patch of so-called “wetlands.”




Samaritan has eye on Millersburg

Samaritan Health Services may be cutting back on expenses, but it’s also looking to the future, and it sees part of that future in Millersburg. That’s according to a proposed three-way property-and-road agreement between the city of Millersburg, Samaritan and Linn County.




Hot protest gets appellant nowhere

It doesn’t happen often that the Albany mayor and council lose patience with someone appearing before them, but they did on Wednesday after an applicant for a park reservation loudly lectured them for about 20 minutes about due process and his rights.




Yard debris issue coming up again

Albany Councilman Mike Sykes wants the council to revisit the idea of weekly rather than biweekly yard debris pickup, which it turned down last October. And he’ll get his wish.




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