A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Bikeway extension on Queen now is complete

Written August 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Problems with the delivery of concrete mix evidently were resolved so that the extension of the Periwinkle Bikepath along Queen Avenue in Albany could be completed.

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Incomplete: Another sign of supply problems

Written July 30th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you’re wondering why the extension of the Periwinkle Bikepath along Queen Avenue in Albany is still unfinished, there’s an explanation. And like so much else these days, it has to do with a shortage of supplies and the time it takes to get things you want or need.

Polco portable potty poll: Now the results

Written June 21st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Not many people took part in an online Albany poll on portable toilets. But of those who did, a majority said yes, Albany should “allow portable toilets on private property for public use.”

A few seconds with a humble bumblebee

Written May 3rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Somewhere I had read that like other pollinators, bumblebees were in decline. So I was glad to see one working these rhododendron bushes on Monday afternoon.

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On Wells Fargo site, a setback for CARA

Written April 21st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Hopes of rebuilding the former Wells Fargo Bank branch in downtown Albany by adding three floors of apartments have been dashed by the rising cost of construction.

Timber Lake has a job; it’s flood control

Written April 4th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

A reader had heard from a friend who fishes the lake in Albany’s Timber Linn Park that the water level was down several feet and the city had lowered it by taking out the dam. How come?

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A new playground for Henderson Park

Written March 20th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s Henderson Park was built on property donated to the city in 1936. Now part of it — the playground but not the tennis court — is expected to get a whole new look.

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