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Mystery foam in Albany creek

Written April 1st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

This is what Cox Creek looked like Monday afternoon just below the dam that impounds Waverly Lake. The dam is underneath Salem Avenue, but you can just barely see it from the footbridge on the north side of the street.

Update on Edgewater Village

Written April 1st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

On Tuesday there were the first signs of actual construction at Edgewater Village, the riverside residential development in which the city of Albany has invested $2.4 million of urban renewal money. As you can see, a backhoe operator had been busy moving some dirt, apparently in preparation for installing utilities. A pile of pipes was […]

Booze buyers get online help

Written March 28th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Yes, this is what Oregon needed; this is what was missing:  An online site for finding booze, complete with pictures, descriptions, prices, hours of the nearest liquor store and even maps if you’re too disoriented to remember the address from the last time you went.

Albany-Corvallis trail: There’s hope!

Written March 25th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Good news on the bicycling front: The proposed cycling and walking path between Albany and Corvallis has finally moved from being a mere dream to the realm of the possible. I’ve written about that trail for 10 years or more and hoped I might be able to use it some day. Now it’s possible it could be built in […]

Albany pot store ban? Maybe not!

Written March 24th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Whether to ban or regulate “marijuana facilities” in Albany may be decided Wednesday night, and for now it looks as though Mayor Sharon Konopa will cast the deciding vote in favor of more regulation but not a so-called “moratorium.”

Albany to act on marijuana store ban

Written March 21st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council is wasting no time in its drive to ban, at least for a year, any medical marijuana stores within the city limits that might be authorized by the state. An ordinance imposing a one-year moratorium on dispensaries — through May 1, 2015 — is on the agendas of the council’s work […]

Update: How soon is soon?

Written March 21st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

An update of sorts from the retail scene: Last Nov. 13, I reported on the $700,000 worth of renovation that had just begun on the old G.I. Joe’s on Albany’s 14th Avenue S.E. The builder said on the permit application that 23,000 square feet of the 65,000-square-foot space was being finished for a branch of Marshalls, the discount department […]

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