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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A Landmarks verdict on siding and windows

Written September 4th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The owners of an old house at 136 Main St. N.E. will be allowed to use composite siding on one side of the place, but they’ll be required to replace three of the 10 vinyl windows they installed more than 20 years ago.


Pickleball in Albany: Hot matches coming up

Written September 2nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The name of this sport — pickleball — may sound silly, but its players take it seriously. If you want to see how seriously, watch them compete in a regional tournament in Albany on Sept. 6, 7 and 8.


Changes coming at 4 Albany intersections

Written September 1st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Ever heard of a “doghouse-style” traffic signal? It signals when you can make a left turn, and at Queen and Geary and three other Albany intersections, it’s going to be replaced by a different kind.


Not a boring walk at all

Written August 31st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Who says there’s nothing to see on Albany’s Dave Clark Riverside Path? Now and then you can see an osprey sitting high up in the trees, as these people did one sunny afternoon a couple of weeks ago.

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North Albany Park: Dying firs to be cut

Written August 31st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Douglas firs have been dying throughout the Willamette Valley, and North Albany County Park is no exception. So in September, a contractor for Benton County is scheduled to cut down 50 to 60 of the ailing trees in the park.


Don’t take this the wrong way…

Written August 30th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

You wouldn’t think people need to be reminded of the obvious, but in the experience of the Albany police, it helps to do so from time to time. Or at least to make the attempt.


Trash cans in the bike lane: A common lament

Written August 29th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Bill Clotere, a reader in North Albany, had a suggestion for a “topic for a boring day”: Trash cans in the bike lanes, sometimes left there long after the pick-up day has passed.


Outhouse can stay, four councilors say

Written August 29th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The First Christian Church in downtown Albany will be able to keep its outhouse for the homeless, but not without applying for a city permit.


Takena gravel bar: Getting it removed

Written August 27th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Let’s catch up on a bit of Willamettte River news: The gravel bar that made the Takena Landing boat ramp hard to use will soon be gone.


Hanging baskets: Questions and answers

Written August 27th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

“My friends and I always wonder what they do to get the flower baskets downtown to bloom so profusely and get so big,” the email from Mandy Wilson said. “They are just petunias, right? We were also curious as to what they do with the baskets when the season is over. We thought maybe you […]


 
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