A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Where the need to clean up never ends

Written May 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Riding the bike on the Periwinkle Bikepath extension behind Lowe’s was easy Saturday because for once, nobody was camped on the path itself.

City’s homeless camp: Put it where?

Written May 26th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s new city law authorizing officially permitted homeless camps passed the city council withhout opposition this week with one big question unanswered.

Plan set to clean Wavely Lake this summer

Written May 25th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The growth of aquatic plants in Waverly Lake is getting an early start this spring. An effort to prevent vegetation from covering most of the lake will be made this summer.

Council votes for ‘pride’ banner in window

Written May 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

If they look up, people wandering across the plaza outside Albany City Hall in June will be looking at a gay-rights or “pride” flag after all.

All those containers: Why they are there

Written May 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

So what’s the story behind all those shipping containers sitting in a cordoned-off section of the Albany Fred Meyer parking lot?

Albany eyes grant to add EV chargers

Written May 23rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Evidently undeterred by their experience with the lone city-sponsored electric-vehicle charger downtown, Albany officials hope to get federal money to pay for installing four more.

Move to hoist ‘Pride’ flag shot down

Written May 22nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Looks like there won’t be a “Pride” flag on the pole in front of Albany City Hall next month after all.

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