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Millersburg reload hub: Next steps

Written July 14th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Things have been strangely silent since I reported on July 6 on the $25 million allocation for a possible Millersburg intermodal shipping hub that Rep. Andy Olson got approved as part of the legislature’s transportation law. But it won’t be quiet long.


It’s back! Postal convenience!

Written July 7th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

This is not the kind of breaking news that in the old days might have stopped the press, but from the standpoint of convenience it’s a big deal: The drive-up drop box outside the Albany Post Office on First Avenue has been restored.


A big day for the Waverly Duck

Written June 29th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

That was quite a celebration, the launching Thursday of Albany’s Waverly Duck in the pond for which it was named.

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Poker room ban? Not this time

Written June 19th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Passing this poker room on Old Salem Road on a bike ride Sunday, I naturally wondered whatever happened to the legislature’s attempt to shut down places like this? As it turns out, the bill what would have banned private poker clubs died at the end of May.


Bowers Rock: County is trying

Written May 20th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Sunshine and dry weather meant it was time for my annual visit to Bowers Rock State Park. The park is a good place to see natural open space along the Willamette River. And it’s still hard to get to because there’s no easy place to park and the only access road tries to keep the public out.


NA zoning case goes to council

Written May 20th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council faces a tough choice next week in the appeal of a controversial zoning proposal. A developer from Portland wants property in North Albany to be rezoned for a housing project, and neighbors have vehemently objected. The council has to take one side or the other.

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Yard debris issue coming up again

Written April 12th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Albany Councilman Mike Sykes wants the council to revisit the idea of weekly rather than biweekly yard debris pickup, which it turned down last October. And he’ll get his wish.


Benton has plan for N. Albany Park

Written April 7th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Benton County has completed a conceptual master plan for North Albany County Park, where more than a hundred “hazard trees” weakened by drought and bugs were removed last year. Friday’s windstorm felled a few more, laying them across a house near the entrance to the park.


Back-in parking: A matter of inches

Written April 6th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

So how’s Albany’s new back-in angled parking working out? OK, I guess, but I’m getting a little worried about the new trees the city just paid to have planted.


M’burg: New plant, more houses

Written April 1st, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Don’t think that a big new truck stop is the only thing going on in Millersburg. I found out otherwise when I wondered this week whether the city on Albany’s north side had yet issued a building permit for Love’s Travel Center and Country Store, which got the go-ahead last month.

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