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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

And they’re baaack — plastic bags!

Written June 1st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

A reported shortage of paper bags has caused some Oregon supermarkets, including Fred Meyer in Albany, to offer customers plastic bags again.

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Guess what’s back on Waverly Lake

Written May 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

I’d been wondering when the Waverly Duck would make its return to its accustomed Albany pond. And on Wednesday afternoon, there it was.

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Message on bridges: The rest of the story

Written May 26th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

So what’s this bridge work that ODOT is telling us about on message boards at Albany’s two Willamette River crossings? In short, it’s a matter of fixing damaged beams on the Ellsworth Street span.

No longer puzzled by the height of stumps

Written May 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

So why, the Question Man wanted to know, did they leave chest-high stumps when a crew felled roughly 20 street trees on Albany’s Ninth Avenue in April? Why not saw the trunks off near the ground?

Two minutes of no corona news

Written April 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you’re climbing the walls because of the corona crisis, maybe it helps to contemplate the soothing sights of the Oregon coast. And since we’re not supposed to go there, how about a virtual substitute? Here’s a couple of minutes of waves washing ashore, under a blue sky. Even a Coast Guard helicopter makes a […]

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On Clark Path, the wait is nearly over

Written April 22nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Pretty soon people may be able to walk or bike along the full length of Albany’s Dave Clark Riverfront Path again. Construction of a sewer lift station on the path near Montgomery Street is nearly finished.

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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