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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.


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.


On Cox Creek, bridge replacement coming up

Written August 12th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The contractor replacing the Union Pacific’s railroad bridge across Cox Creek is getting ready for the main event — tearing out the old wooden structure and installing the track on a new concrete deck.


Surpised by police presence on a quiet corner

Written August 11th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Bike rides often take me into the old Willamette Neighborhood, which normally is quiet without much traffic. So I was surprised Wednesday to come across a fleet of city police and sheriff’s vehicles parked around one corner.


Council votes down draft of portable-loo law

Written August 10th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The subject of portable toilets just won’t die as far as the Albany City Council is concerned. On Wednesday the council voted down a porta-potty ordinance, but you can bet that in one form or another the topic will come up again.


 
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