A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany panels favor ‘bike boulevard’ idea

Written March 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Two Albany advisory commissions would like the city to go ahead and improve Madison Street from Pacific Boulevard to First Avenue as a “bicycle boulevard.”

A red-letter date at Crocker and Gibson Hill

Written March 1st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If everything goes according to plan, an eagerly awaited traffic signal in North Albany will be activated at 10 a.m. March 3. That’s Wednesday, in case you’ve lost track of the calendar.

Posted in: Commentary, News

Annexation sought to build more housing

Written February 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Many new houses on the south end of town will be the eventual result after the city of Albany annexes about 35 acres east of Lochner Road.

The St. Francis project: Taking a look

Written February 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

From the fourth floor of the old St. Francis Hotel, you have a fine view of downtown Albany and beyond. You could see even farther from the roof.

Landmark oak survives another storm

Written February 24th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Unlike some other big old trees, Albany’s so-called “messenger oak” at Heritage Mall seems to have survived the ice storm this month without visible damage.

To fix the lights on those steel flowers

Written February 23rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Changing colored lights are a significant nighttime feature of the four steel sculptures in the grassy area near the Pacific Boulevard off-ramp to Lyon Street in downtown Albany. But lately they’ve not come on.

Albany fee decision set for next month

Written February 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you pay Albany water and sewer bills, you may prepare yourself to start paying an additional monthly fee to support the functions and services of the municipal government.

Posted in: Commentary, News

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