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Sampling a smooth new street; can’t resist

Written June 23rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There’s nothing like a new layer of smooth asphalt to tempt this bike rider to try it out, so that’s what I did on Tuesday night before the sun went down.

Covid may stop Albany Veterans Day parade

Written June 22nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

With big events around the world falling victim to COVID-19, it comes as no surprise that Albany’s Veterans Day parade this year may be called off as well.

GAPS and its grounds in time of corona

Written June 22nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

People using the tracks at Albany schools for their daily walking routine may regain access this week, but playgrounds on school property are likely to stay closed for the time being.

What the numbers say about corona

Written June 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

People in Albany may have had it up to here with corona news, but there are some items not often reported that may be of interest.

Increase proposed in plan for apartments

Written June 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Developers of The Banks, a proposed riverfront apartment complex near Bowman Park, have asked for approval of a change in their site plan. They’d like to build 120 units, up from 105 the Albany Planning Commission approved last July. The city planning division has posted a notice of the application from Salem-based Willamette River View […]

Playgrounds: Now all they need is kids

Written June 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Beautiful spring weather and no more caution tape intended to keep children away. You’d think the playgrounds in Albany’s city parks on Wednesday would have been teeming with kids.

Permit filed for downtown structure

Written June 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

In January 2018 the city of Albany approved renovating the facade of what counts as a historic building at 129 First Ave N.W. Now the new owner has applied for a building permit to get the renovation done.

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