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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On the riverfront: Treatment for opioid addicts

Written October 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Based on a notation on a remodeling permit, I reported in April that an “outpatient addiction treatment facility” was going into the historic Avery Mill Building on the Albany riverfront. Today I found out a little more.


A new look at planned downtown project

Written September 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Gerding Builders expects to follow through on its plan to turn the former Wells Fargo Bank branch in downtown Albany into a commercial and residential complex. That was the gist of part of Wednesday’s session of the downtown renewal advisory board.


Downtown EV charger looks ready to use

Written September 4th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The last few times I passed the CARA-sponsored electric-vehicle charging station in downtown Albany, the device was still shrouded in black plastic. But Saturday night, the plastic was gone and the thing looked ready to be used.


Old photos found, in search of their owner

Written September 1st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Ricky Putman was walking back to work downtown after a stroll on the Dave Clark Path when something odd caught his eye: A photo album was lying atop the trash can next to the bus stop at the Albany Post Office.


Downtown pizza business still closed, in limbo

Written August 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On the social media app Nextdoor, someone asked whether Ciddici’s Pizza in downtown Albany would ever reopen. I had wondered about the same thing and this week tried to find out. The short answer is: Who knows?


One walnut tree versus eight townhouses

Written July 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On July 19, three members of the Albany Planning Commission objected to construction of eight single-family townhouses on Third Avenue downtown because it would take down a walnut tree in the corner of the site. On Monday the commission will get a chance to undo that action because, as it turns out, the city development […]


Two-way streets downtown? Forget about it!

Written January 4th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Turning First and Second avenues in downtown Albany into two-way streets is not in the cards, not now and probably never, judging by what the city’s Traffic Safety Commission heard this morning.


 
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