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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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?


This empty city lot awaits some use

Written May 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Now that Edgewater Village is finished, it’s once again time for the Albany City Council to consider what to do with a vacant lot in the middle of the development.


Water and Hill: What’s going on

Written January 14th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

On the Albany riverfront, the intersection of Water Avenue and Hill Street has been torn up for weeks. It’s being rebuilt to make it look like the corner of Water and Jackson Street five blocks to the west, and you may wonder what’s behind this and why.


To keep trains running: Trestle work

Written November 12th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Keeping a rail line in working order is a job that never ends. So the Portland & Western does frequent maintenance and repair work on the old Oregon Electric line that runs through Albany.


A roadblock on Columbus N.E.

Written August 29th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

As far as at-grade railroad crossings go, the one on Albany’s Northeast Columbus Street wasn’t exactly a busy one. Now it’s even less busy because the street has been closed where it crosses the track.


Edgewater Village: Deadline is met

Written August 5th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

For someone who has been following the long history of this Albany site on the Willamette River, as I have, this weekend marks another milestone. The first five houses of Edgewater Village are finished, beating a deadline, and the public gets a look at them Saturday.


Albany update: Water Avenue rehab under way

Written August 26th, 2013 by

The long-awaited project to rebuild the railroad track and then the pavement on Albany’s Water Avenue is under way. By Monday afternoon, crews working for the Portland & Western Railroad had lifted and moved to the side of the street dozens of concrete and steel plates that made up the driving surface on the track. […]


 
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