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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Not your usual flotsam and jetsam

Written April 18th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The riverfront is my beat, and Wednesday it offered an unusual sight: The hull of a derelict speedboat loaded with a collection of old tires and a toilet complete with its tank.


N. Albany shoppers: The wait is over

Written April 17th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

North Albany’s long wait for a supermarket is over. Now customers can demonstrate that opening the North Albany IGA Supermarket and Hero ACE hardware store was the right move.


CARA yanks old-house request

Written April 17th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

A million-dollar funding request to help preserve three derelict old houses in Albany’s Monteith Historic District has been pulled from Wednesday’s agenda of the Central Albany Revitalization Area’s advisory board.

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Another house closed as unsafe

Written April 16th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

One of my regular bike routes takes me around the corner of First and Columbus in east Albany. This week a house there had been boarded up “by order of the Albany Police Department,” according to the stencils on the plywood sheets covering the windows. Kristopher Schendel, the code compliance officer in the police department, […]


CARA to weigh $1 million request

Written April 15th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If the city of Albany wants three century-old houses in the Monteith Historic District rebuilt and preserved, it will have to put up a million dollars in urban-renewal aid. The issue comes up Wednesday when the advisory board of the Central Albany Revitalization Area meets.


Roundabout rule: Use your blinker

Written April 14th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Readers have been asking, every few weeks it seems, for a public reminder on how to exit a roundabout, specifically the one on North Albany Road. That’s because as the video shows, most of us are doing it wrong.


City’s camping ban: The penalty?

Written April 13th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

So has anyone been charged with illegal camping since the Albany City Council passed its camping ban on public property on March 28? And what would be the penalty in a case like that?


Hickory Hollow: What renters will pay

Written April 11th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If you’re wondering what it will cost to live in one of the 48 units of Hickory Hollow, the first apartment complex to be built in North Albany, read on.


Hyak Park gets a new restroom

Written April 11th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Benton County’s Hyak Park on the Willamette River reopened to the public Wednesday after being closed while workers were installing a small new restroom building.


Paying more for recycling less

Written April 9th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Trash pickup by Republic Services in Albany and much of the mid-valley will cost $2 more per month because of the trouble with recycling. And we’ll be able to recycle fewer kinds of things.


 
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