A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Senior center: What to call it when it reopens?

Written June 20th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When it reopens after being closed for a year because of Covid, the Albany Senior Center in Monteith Riverpark will try to attract residents of a wider age range and may operate under a new name.

Albany on chlorine shortage: Conserve water

Written June 18th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials are asking residents to conserve water in response to a shortage of chlorine, a chemical added in small amounts to disinfect drinking water as well as treated wastewater before it is discharged.

City goes after abandoned and ‘yard cars’

Written June 17th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Sometimes, vehicles that no longer work are stored on Albany streets for weeks on end, and others multiply in their owners’ front yards. Either way, it’s a violation of the city code, and the police are letting people know.

Probably not what the builders expected

Written June 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Preparing the site for the construction of The Banks apartment complex on Albany’s riverfront produced what may have been a surprise to the builders: They uncovered the opening of an underground void or tunnel.

Albany’s exclusion-zone law likely will stay

Written June 15th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council has shown no sign of wanting to go along with a request to repeal the city’s “enhanced law enforcement area,” a law it passed three years ago to keep persistent petty criminals out of the central part of town.

Substation security: No climbing that fence

Written June 12th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Odd little things I see from the bike strike me as noteworthy sometimes. One of them is the fence around the construction site of the Hazelwood electric substation in southwest Albany.

What was Corvallis PD doing there?

Written June 11th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On an evening bike ride Friday, I was surprised by the sight of five Corvallis police cars and about as many officers assembled near the west end of Ninth Avenue in Albany.

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