A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Union drops hospital initiatives

Written February 20th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Oregon voters won’t get the chance to learn much more about what hospitals charge and the princely sums they pay their top people after all, at least not this year. The Service Employees International Union had filed five prospective initiative measures dealing with hospital prices and spending, and this promised to shed some public light […]

Road’s not dry, yet

Written February 19th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

As you can see, Bryant Way outside of Albany was still closed on Wednesday afternoon. But the flooding covered only one section of the road instead of two on Monday.

Activity at Edgewater Village!

Written February 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The long-delayed Edgewater Village development on Albany’s riverfront reached a milestone today: A contractor started cleaning up the site and preparing it for the construction of the first five houses. The city noted the occasion by sending out a press release that quoted George Diamond of Edgewater Village LLC: “Finally we get to see results […]

Another victim of technology

Written February 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Here’s another casualty of the digital age. For more than 30 years, this little storefront on Albany’s Ellsworth Street had been the home of Shutterbug, a camera and photo processing business. A generation of family photos got developed and printed here, and the prints remain crammed in albums that provide a look back — and […]

Water still high? Yup.

Written February 17th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Here’s what things looked like on Bryant Way outside of Albany this afternoon, Feb. 17. And for a related view …

Let CARA shoot for tangible gains

Written February 16th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

CARA, the Albany urban renewal program, is about to take the plunge and decide how to spend up to $3.1 million it planned to borrow this budget year. To help it decide, the city council might look for clues in the online survey it has just concluded. Among the roughly 1,800 people who answered the […]

Take a look at this carronade

Written February 14th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

If you want to see an old cannon, corroded but loaded with history, stop by the Albany City Hall and take a look.  Technically it’s a carronade, and the Monteith Historical Society has acquired it because of its role in Albany’s history. In the lobby of City Hall, about 100 people watched on Wednesday as it […]

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