A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Surprise at the city EV charger: It works

Written February 15th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

An announcement from the Oregon Department of Transportation prompted me to take yet another look at the electric-vehicle charging station the City of Albany had installed downtown.

A smarter way to create more housing

Written February 9th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

In Oregon’s quest for more affordable housing, building on vacant or underused land inside cities makes far more sense that expanding urban growth boundaries to gobble up farmland.

Ziply Fiber working to hook up Albany

Written January 30th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

A company named Ziply Fiber is setting up a web of fiberoptic cables in Albany. For the last couple weeks or so contractors have been working on hanging the company’s overhead lines in the neighborhood on both sides of Broadway Street.

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Brick pavers added to Water Avenue

Written December 5th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On Monday this week, patrolling the Albany riverfront on my bike as usual, I took a look at the work being done on Water Avenue at Thurston Street.

At Talking Water Gardens, a cleanup job

Written November 13th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It must have taken a lot of scrubbing or sanding, or both, to get one of the wooden footbridges at Talking Water Gardens back to looking the way it should.

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November at Waverly Lake: No aerators yet

Written November 6th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Waverly Lake in Albany looked calm and mostly clear when I went past last Friday. I was looking for the aerators and fountain that were supposed to be installed after the lake was cleared of algae in August.

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Weed job done, lake harvesters move on

Written August 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Looks like Aquatic Harvesting accomplished its mission on Albany’s Wavery Lake, so today the company crew loaded their two weed harvesting machines for transport to their next assignment.

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