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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

City’s public EV charger about to open

Written September 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

You may be surprised to learn, as I was, that this is National Drive Electric Week. Sophie Dykast at City Hall mentioned it when she told me that Albany’s first city-sponsored electric vehicle charging station will open to the public tomorrow, at 8:30 Wednesday morning.


Freeway Lakes: The weeds have taken over

Written September 27th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you haven’t been to Freeway Lakes southeast of Albany for a couple of years or so, you’ll be shocked to see the sorry shape the place is in now.


Another look before the river takes them

Written September 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany resident Nate Vanek has been busy this summer, adding stick sculptures to a gravel bar in the Willamette River. Let’s take another look at them before the river comes up and wipes them out.


Reflections on a roadside litter walk

Written September 24th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you don’t like all the trash littering our rural roads, there’s something you can do. You can pick it up.


Council sells neighbors Hazelwood Park

Written September 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Hazelwood Park will be sold to three families living next door for $120,000, the Albany City Council decided on Wednesday.


Periwinkle update: Trash mound is gone

Written September 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A few weeks ago, the north end of the Periwinkle Bike Path behind Lowe’s was a mess, with a big mound of bicycle parts and other trash piled up against the wall. Now that spot on the path is clean, or at least it was when I went through there Sunday on the bike.


Homeless village drops bid for Hazelwood Park

Written September 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The group planning to build a village of tiny houses for the homeless has withdrawn its offer to buy Albany’s Hazelwood Park for its project even though the offer is still listed on the city council’s agenda for Wednesday night.


 
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