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Alternate route? No, but a nice drive

Written June 19th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Not an “alternate route” to Albany exactly, but much more scenic.If you signed up for email alerts from the Albany police, you got this “traffic advisory” at 4:19 Tuesday afternoon: “Hwy 20 between North Albany Rd and 1st Avenue limited to single lane traffic due to diesel spill. Use alternate routes.”


Making everything harder: growth

Written June 18th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Our busybody state government has, you will not be surprised to learn, a “Global Warming Commission.” Its motto is “Keep Oregon Cool.” If only it could.


A noisy time at the farmers’ market

Written June 16th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

What’s a little extra noise when you’re at the Albany Farmers’ Market?


Sign wavers: Will machines take over?

Written June 15th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

With too much time on my hands, I scanned the revised Albany sign code that city officials and their consultants have been laboring for months to produce. Hard as I looked, I could find no mention of the latest in business promotions: robot sign wavers like the one above.

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Back-in parking: Council notes complaints

Written June 14th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

One day after the Albany City Council acknowledged complaints about the left-side, back-in angled parking outside the post office, I went there hoping to document that drivers had finally become accustomed to the layout. As you can see, that’s not what I found.


Ahead of him, a really long ride

Written June 13th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

There are easier ways to reach the East Coast, and quicker ones. Brann Smith, however, aims to get there the hard way — on his bike.


Coming up: More houses in Adair

Written June 12th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If you drive along Ryals Avenue in Benton County, the construction you see south of the road is the result of the desire by the city of Adair Village to be more than a tiny bedroom community. It wants to be a bigger town.


Old church’s fate still undecided

Written June 11th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If anybody wants to move and preserve Albany’s former Cumberland Presbyterian Church, better speak up now and have a plan to come up with the money to do so. The city of Albany isn’t going to do it because four council members, a majority, are opposed.


Panera Bread gives public timely news

Written June 10th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Unlike some other companies, Panera Bread wants people to know early that it’s planning a new outlet. That’s the case in Albany, at any rate, as the photo shows.


A dying man’s wish, unfulfilled

Written June 8th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Three months ago, I looked at this mess of barbed wire on the Albany-Santiam Canal along with Jim Ketter, who had asked the city to remove it. Now Jim is gone, but the wire is still there.


 
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