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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Expenses mount in Benton’s big plans

Written August 5th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Seven years after their last attempt to win voter approval for a new jail, Benton County officials are assembling a more ambitious and much more expensive expansion project for which property taxpayers eventually will get the bill — if it is carried out.


Repaving Gibson Hill: Project set to start

Written June 8th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Expect delays, the sign on Gibson Hill Road says. That doesn’t sound good. But what it also says is that the long-awaited repaving of this North Albany arterial will finally start this month.


On Gibson Hill, repaving due this summer

Written April 19th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

With any kind of luck, North Albany commuters should find the going much smoother on Gibson Hill Road by the end of summer 2022.


Republic drops landfill appeal, will try again

Written March 15th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The conflict over a proposed expansion of the Coffin Butte landfill in north Benton County has entered a new and unexpected stage.


Justice site convenient for North Albany

Written January 26th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

For residents of North Albany, the property selected for a proposed Benton County justice center has one advantage over the other sites that have now been rejected.


Benton moves: Recalling courthouse visits

Written January 11th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

As far as I can remember, I’ve been inside the historic Benton County Courthouse only twice, the last time nearly four years ago when my wife and I went down into the basement (pictured above) to change our registration to vote.


A future bikeway and what to call it

Written December 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Turns out that contrary to what it says on Benton County’s project website, we can keep calling the proposed Albany-Corvallis Bikeway by that name or something like it.


 
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