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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

What’s with this? Now, the answer

Written August 21st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

This Albany restaurant has been closed for a number of years, but its proprietor now says he hopes to reopen it soon. Not just reopen it as a burger place, Ed Wright says. No, he intends to make it THE burger place.

Lines on Independence: Oops!

Written August 20th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

On Sunday I wondered where “the bike lane” went and complained that it was gone. Now I can report that Benton County obliterated it by mistake and intends to make it good next summer or late spring.

Take a look at new BottleDrop

Written August 20th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Here we are at the new bottle and can redemption center which the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative opened in Albany today, and Cherilyn Bertges is explaining how it works.

My OReGO experience: The latest

Written August 19th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

My experiment with OReGO, Oregon’s mileage tax program, is proving more interesting than expected. And I can see where, before this approach to road taxation can ever become widespread, let alone mandatory, adjustments will have to be made.

For Wes Hare, appreciation and a raise

Written August 18th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

As it has in previous years, the Albany City Council has given City Manager Wes Hare another vote of confidence, along with a raise. This time, on Monday, it also presented him with a plaque and a $25 gift certificate from Fred Meyer.

Bikeway bridge lifted into place

Written August 17th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

You’d think that bridging a little creek is easy. It’s not, I realized Monday night when I watched a crew of hard-hatted construction guys get ready to use really big equipment to lift a prefabricated crossing onto a truck, roll it across Owl Creek on Highway 34, and then lower it in place just north […]

Due on 34: Protection from bad driving

Written August 14th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Careless drivers and their potential victims will likely get some help in avoiding crashes on the notorious Highway 34 next year, especially between Corvallis and I-5.

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