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Periwinkle update: Trash mound is gone

Written September 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A few weeks ago, the north end of the Periwinkle Bike Path behind Lowe’s was a mess, with a big mound of bicycle parts and other trash piled up against the wall. Now that spot on the path is clean, or at least it was when I went through there Sunday on the bike.


Downtown EV charger looks ready to use

Written September 4th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The last few times I passed the CARA-sponsored electric-vehicle charging station in downtown Albany, the device was still shrouded in black plastic. But Saturday night, the plastic was gone and the thing looked ready to be used.


What’s up with the tower clocks? Take a guess

Written September 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Hate to tell you this, but the clocks on the tower at Albany Station are out of whack again.


On Periwinkle Path, a big pile of trash

Written August 29th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On Facebook last week, someone posted photos of a mess on the Periwinkle Bike Path in Albany. The mess was still there Sunday afternoon, when I went to take a look.


Big tree at issue: Taking a closer look

Written August 7th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Wanting to save a big old walnut tree was the main reason the Albany Planning Commission turned down a site plan for eight townhouses on July 19. On Aug. 2 the commission rescinded that decision and scheduled a new hearing for Sept. 13, but the tree issue is still there.


Yes, that’s what is being built there

Written June 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On Facebook the other day, someone asked what they were building on 14th Avenue S.E., on the southern edge of the Heritage Mall parking lots in Albany. Someone else provided the answer, and it was the right one.


Densification: 35 dwellings in place of one

Written June 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A year ago the Albany City Council rezoned a 1.3-acre property with a single house on it in southeast Albany, and now a site plan has been filed for the place. It calls for attached townhouses, 35 of them in all.

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