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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Tempest tears through the west side

Written January 15th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Strong winds and rain whipped through the Willamette Valley this afternoon. And one gust caused this damage near the west end of Seventh Avenue in Albany, across from Riverside cemetery.


Work off Salem Avenue: Checking it out

Written January 15th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Before a snow shower hit on Tuesday afternoon, workers were busy in brilliant winter sunshine on an Albany sewer project just off Waverly Lake and Salem Avenue.

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On Santiam site, a new plan and permit

Written January 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Every once in a while someone asks me about the unfinished reconstruction of the former Mexican restaurant at 2845 S.E. Santiam Highway. Now there’s something new to report.


With Riley’s closed, building’s future unknown

Written January 12th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Forty-some years ago, 124 Broadalbin Street in Albany was he address of The Broadway, a fashionable women’s clothing store with a little restaurant on the mezzanine. For the last 20 years it was Riley’s Bar & Grill, which closed after New Year’s, and the historic building’s future now is unknown.

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A new chapter for the old St. Francis

Written January 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany has finally made public its plan for the old St. Francis hotel building downtown. The plan is to buy the building from the printing company that owns it, and sell it to Marc Manley, who with his wife Anni owns and restored the Flinn Block farther east on First Avenue.


On ADUs, councilor argues for the aged

Written January 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

In the year he has been on the Albany City Council, Alex Johnson II has rarely been as outspoken as he was Wednesday on the size of accessory dwelling units or ADUs.


ADU dispute: Is size really that crucial?

Written January 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

With Iran launching missiles at U.S. targets in Iraq, it seems ridiculous to write about “accessory dwelling units” or ADUs in Albany, but this website is mostly about local stuff, so what are you gonna do?


 
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