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And this too: Cut off from library books

Written March 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Unless you stocked up on library books, you’ll have to find something else to read in the next few days. In Albany, you can’t get any more until the end of the month.

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Typos can happen to enyone …

Written March 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

… even the makers of Albany street signs. This one was called to my attention by Tom Cutsforth, a resident of Park Terrace. In turn, he says, it had been pointed out to him by his friend and neighbor Dr. Tim Reid. “I formerly was in the automobile business,” Tom reminded me, “and had a […]

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Following up: Yes, new railings were approved

Written March 6th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Just to finish a little story about Albany’s historic preservation efforts that appeared here on Feb. 24: Yes, the replacement of railings on the house at 1105 First Ave. N.E. has, as expected, received the city’s OK.

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On the riverfront: Noticed something going on

Written March 2nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There’s something in the works off the Dave Clark Riverfront Path, just west of the railroad trestle, and it may have something to do with Albany’s waterfront redevelopment project. Or it may not.


Albany’s northeast corner: Taking a look

Written January 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Unless you live there, the new neighborhoods in northeast Albany are kind of out of the way, being on the “other side” of I-5. The bike took me there on Thursday just to take a look.


Linn County considers adding courthouse wing

Written January 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This is the east side of the Linn County Courthouse, and county officials are proposing to expand this side with a new wing to provide more space and better security for the state courts.

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Turning & churning: Albany hydro resumes

Written December 28th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

This is how you can tell that the Albany hydropower generator is turning again after the long dry summer and fall: The Calapooia River is churning where the water enters the river after falling through the turbine.

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