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Highway access? No problem!

Written November 17th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Well, if there ever are problems with access to the highway from Albany’s new police headquarters, they can always try this as Plan B. Not really, but the issue caught the satirical eye of Darrell Pepper, the retired chief of police who dabbles as a cartoonist.

Basic street work gets CARA’s nod

Written November 13th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Half a dozen blocks of downtown streets are going to be dressed up to make them look similar to First Avenue at a cost of $1.4 million, according to what I heard about a decision by the Central Albany Revitalization Area advisory board.

Initiative would ban Oregon PDT

Written November 13th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

David A. Miles, a resident of Medford, wants to make daylight saving time unconstitutional in Oregon. Good luck to him.

Open all the way: Hwy. 34 bikeway

Written November 12th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Finally, the Highway 34 bikeway in Linn County is finished and open to traffic. It allows cyclists to make a convenient and relatively safe round trip from Albany to Corvallis, though when I tried it out Thursday afternoon, mine was the only bike I saw all along the roughly 25 miles of the route.

To keep trains running: Trestle work

Written November 12th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Keeping a rail line in working order is a job that never ends. So the Portland & Western does frequent maintenance and repair work on the old Oregon Electric line that runs through Albany.

Albany rain tax clears first hurdle

Written November 9th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Albany most likely will join the ranks of Oregon cities with a stormwater utility fee (or rain tax as I like to call for the sake of brevity), judging by the city council’s reaction to the idea at a work session Monday.

Hwy. 34 bikeway: Still not quite open

Written November 9th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

You’d think the new Highway 34 bikeway between Riverside Drive and Wolcott Road would be finished and completely open by now. But no. I went down to take a look Monday afternoon, and the path west of Colorado Lake Drive was still closed while workers complete installation of a railing.

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