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Look for reopening of Dave Clark Path

Written February 14th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Good news for users of Albany’s riverside Dave Clark Path: Closed for construction since last summer, the central segment of the walking and biking trail is likely to reopen in a couple of months.


Want to buy a surplus concrete ‘bunker’?

Written February 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you’ve ever wanted to own a seemingly useless but indestructible concrete structure, now’s your chance. The city of Albany will offer its surplus property at 370 Burkhart Street for sale.


Albany considers 2nd Amendment ‘sanctuary’

Written February 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council voted Wednesday to “look into” some kind of local legislation to protect lawful gun owners from further state-imposed restrictions that infringe on their Second Amendment right to bear arms.


Albany resident proposes a city cat law

Written February 12th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Sheri Wheeler says Albany has too many cats roaming outdoors and creating a health hazard by leaving their messes in people’s yards. She wants the city to pass a law requiring cats to be licensed and kept indoors.


Congestion solutions? Not anytime soon

Written February 10th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Don’t expect quick action on ways to ease traffic congestion on Highway 20 in North Albany and downtown. And as for a third Albany bridge across the Willamette? Not likely, certainly not in the lifetime of anyone reading this blog.


Group threatens to sue Albany over rain permit

Written February 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Willamette Riverkeeper, a Portland-based nonprofit, claims Albany is violating the federal Clean Water Act by not having a permit to discharge rainwater runoff to the Willamette River and other waterways. The city says the claim is unwarranted.


Six ways to ease congestion on Hwy. 20

Written February 7th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you’re stuck in the occasional afternoon traffic jams on Highway 20 before crossing the Willamette River, you’ll be interested in ideas for increasing the road’s capacity in the next few years.


 
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