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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

The work of a disgruntled beaver?

Written July 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Is it possible there are beavers doing their thing in Periwinkle Creek? It sure looked like it when I came across this scene on Monday afternoon.

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Neighbors pay the fee and appeal ‘The Banks’

Written July 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Neighbors opposed to the proposed 120-unit apartment complex called The Banks have passed the hat and collected enough money to cover the filing fee for an appeal, and today the appeal was filed.

Tall weeds? They can be kind of useful

Written July 26th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany has a law that says grass and weeds are a public nuisance when they are more than 10 inches tall. Well, I was wondering, what about the vegetation on this city-owned vacant lot?

Remember Pheasant Run? Taking a look

Written July 25th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It was a little over two years ago that the controversial Pheasant Run subdivision in North Albany was last in the news. On a neighborhood bike jaunt this week, I went to see how it was coming along.

Waive fee to appeal? Council says no

Written July 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council has refused to waive the fee that neighbors have to pay to make their case against “The Banks,” a proposed 120-unit apartment complex on the Willamette River.

On Oak Grove, only the kids are missing

Written July 23rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The white posts that recently popped up on Oak Grove Drive in North Albany look like, well, white posts. Actually they are “delineators” that Benton County installed to make a safer walkway for children between Oak Grove School and Scenic Drive, about a quarter-mile apart.

Albany council steps into Portland unrest

Written July 22nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The virtual meeting of the Albany City Council Wednesday night was about to end without anything noteworthy taking place. But then Councilman Rich Kellum brought up the recent riots in Seattle and then Portland.

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