HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Trains and signs: The latest on Albany Station

Written October 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Train service has been further reduced, but new automated signs are being installed. That about sums up the latest from Albany Station.


Substation work looks ready to start

Written October 15th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As you can see, Pacific Power is getting ready to start expanding the Hazelwood Substation in southwest Albany, a project intended to improve electric service in the Albany and Corvallis areas.


Council news: Here’s what may affect you

Written October 14th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The big news out of Wednesday’s Albany City Council meeting, in terms of its effect on residents? Not the verbal blast against Councilman Rich Kellum but the coming crackdown on people who put unrecyclable trash in their recycling carts.


Old churches: So what about Palestine?

Written October 14th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

News about the effort to move and save Albany’s Cumberland Church prompted a reader to wonder what’s going on with the North Palestine Church, which was towed to Adair Village 10 years ago. The short answer is that it still sits where it was put, just south of the old officers’ club of Camp Adair, awaiting […]


This Albany lot proves impossible to sell

Written October 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

What has happened with the empty lot and water tank at 370 Burkhart St. since the Albany City Council voted to sell it last winter? Not much. The property remains as unused as it has for decades.


Albany considers a registry of businesses

Written October 12th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Unlike many other towns, Albany has never issued business licenses. Now the city council is being asked to create something that may or may not be similar, a program of business “registrations.”


Another try for ‘The Banks’ apartments

Written October 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Despite neighborhood opposition, developers of “The Banks” apartments are not giving up. They are initiating a new land-use application for a complex of 120 units, the same plan rejected by the Albany Planning Commission just a few weeks ago.


 
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