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A new chapter for the old St. Francis

Written January 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany has finally made public its plan for the old St. Francis hotel building downtown. The plan is to buy the building from the printing company that owns it, and sell it to Marc Manley, who with his wife Anni owns and restored the Flinn Block farther east on First Avenue.


Bike rack’s swaying days are over

Written January 10th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

After Christmas, with not much going on, I reported on an unusually shaky bike rack at Albany Station. On Thursday I went by there again and guess what: The rack had been not just fixed, but fixed in a way to make it unlikely to need repairs again.


On ADUs, councilor argues for the aged

Written January 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

In the year he has been on the Albany City Council, Alex Johnson II has rarely been as outspoken as he was Wednesday on the size of accessory dwelling units or ADUs.


Linn County considers adding courthouse wing

Written January 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This is the east side of the Linn County Courthouse, and county officials are proposing to expand this side with a new wing to provide more space and better security for the state courts.

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ADU dispute: Is size really that crucial?

Written January 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

With Iran launching missiles at U.S. targets in Iraq, it seems ridiculous to write about “accessory dwelling units” or ADUs in Albany, but this website is mostly about local stuff, so what are you gonna do?


Our straw law: A question of language

Written January 6th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Because there is no convenience too insignificant to legislate away in the cause of lessening its potential effect on the natural world, we now have an Oregon law on straws.


Aid to S. Albany subdivision gets council nod

Written January 6th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council Monday had a few questions, and then it agreed to have the staff draft an agreement under which the city would contribute $500,000 toward street construction for a platted subdivision in South Albany.


 
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