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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

City wants more proposals on vacant bank

Written April 17th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials have received a couple of competing proposals for what to do with the former Wells Fargo Bank downtown, and they are looking for more.


Bike path lines: An idea worth copying

Written April 16th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Here’s a helpful little detail Albany might want to copy on couple blind curves on the riverside Dave Clark Bike Path: A center line intended to keep cyclists and others from possibly running into each other. I happened to notice such a line on ODOT’s Bikeway along Highway 34. The painted stripe goes down the […]


Phoning while driving can have a stiff price

Written April 16th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

This is supposed to be Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so it pays to be extra careful not to use our hand-held phones while driving, and not just to avoid big fines.

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Hwy. 34 and bike path: Checking things out

Written April 14th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Expect possible delays on Highway 34 east of Corvallis starting Monday. ODOT says it will have to close the right lanes to make repairs after last week’s flood.

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Revival of the east side: Another step

Written April 13th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The Schultz Building at 212 First Ave. S.E. has seen various uses since being built in 1910. Now it may become a restaurant, according to a grant request being considered by the Albany urban renewal district.


Another memory of this April flood

Written April 12th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

By now we’ve probably all had our fill of high-water photos. So here’s what should be the last installment on this site, a glimpse of navigation on Albany’s Bryant Park.


State faults Albany council on old houses

Written April 12th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

What happens now, now that LUBA has faulted the Albany City Council for how it decided to allow the planned demolition of three old houses? The main upshot seems to be that the houses, at Fourth and Calapooia, are not likely to be demolished any time soon.


The Idaho stop: Oregon may allow it here

Written April 11th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

There are good reasons why bicyclists in Albany and elsewhere in Oregon don’t usually come to a complete stop at stop signs when there’s no cross traffic. Now a bill pending in the state Senate would make it legal too.


On Spring Hill Drive on Wednesday afternoon

Written April 10th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

A short section of Spring Hill Drive in North Albany was under water Wednesday, but not so deep that the Albany Fire Department could not drive through it to transport someone to the hospital.


Second day of flooding around Albany

Written April 9th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

As the video illustrates with one example, Bryant Way, the flooding of low-lying roads around the mid-valley got worse on Tuesday. It may have been fun and games for tourists gazing at the under-water parks along the Willamette, but not so much for commuters.


 
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