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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

New owner plans to divide business site

Written August 18th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Except for a coffee kiosk, the southwest corner of Santiam Highway and Clay Street in Albany looks pretty empty most of the time. That might change under new ownership of the land.


City’s vacant lot still looking for a use

Written August 17th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The developers of Edgewater Village on the Willamette River have once again told the Albany City Council they would like to buy the city-owned parcel in the middle of the 58-dwelling development.


Decision 6 years ago still yields citations

Written August 16th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

See that little yellow thing on the windshield? It’s a parking ticket, and it illustrates that a decision Albany city officials made six years ago still serves to irritate some people.


Attacking the algae on Waverly Lake

Written August 15th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

A visitor to Waverly Park alerted me Monday that people were raking off the unsightly algae, the subject of a couple of stories on this site. I got on the bike to take a look.


Old Cox Creek RR bridge comes out

Written August 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

At the Union Pacific’s crossing of Cox Creek in Albany, the process of lifting off the old bridge and putting the new one in its place was about halfway through when I stopped there on Sunday afternoon.


Good job: Cox Creek trash dump cleaned up

Written August 13th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Before any more time time goes by, I would like to acknowledge the good job of cleaning up the bank of Cox Creek between the railroad tracks and Salem Avenue in Albany.


It really wasn’t about actual mushrooms

Written August 12th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The headlines have been all about mushrooms, but that’s misleading when it comes to “psilocybin therapy,” a subject the Albany City Council wisely decided this week to leave alone.


 
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