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Pacific Power to expand Hazelwood sub

Written July 10th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Pacific Power intends to expand its Hazelwood Substation in West Albany, and the city’s hearings board will review the utility’s request in a virtual hearing scheduled for July 30.

Calapooia Court not yet in the clear

Written July 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Calapooia Court, the plan for two buildings in Albany’s Monteith Historic District, has cleared one hurdle but is not yet approved for construction.

Another virtual ordeal; Cumberland deal OK’d

Written July 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Anyone else think conducting local government meetings “virtually” has been allowed long enough? Sitting through one of these online sessions is more taxing than you might think, and there are other problems as well.

Why the public has not panicked over corona

Written July 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany Councilman Rich Kellum wishes the media more often reported details about the corona crisis in addition to the daily toll of added cases and deaths. And there is more to report, all of it readily available in the data the Oregon Health Authority publishes online.

Albany’s oldest church building: What’s next?

Written July 7th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

What happens with Albany’s oldest remaining church building once CHANCE, the charity that owns it, moves to new quarters in the King Griff Building a couple of blocks to the west?

Albany council discusses fee increases

Written July 6th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Residents outside the Albany city limits would have to pay more than city taxpayers to get into the community pool at South Albany High School.  That’s one of a long list of fee increases the city council considered Monday.

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A double take at the sight of this sign at this site

Written July 5th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Thanks for the advance notice, but then perhaps this is a bit too far in advance?

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