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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Where downtown EV chargers will go

Written May 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany has agreed to accept a $63,548 grant from Pacific Power for the installation of electric-vehicle charging stations on a downtown parking lot.


At Novak’s, it’s now a matter of days

Written March 3rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Judging by Novak’s following on Facebook, lots of people in the mid-valley have been waiting for the Hungarian restaurant in downtown Albany to reopen. For them, the wait is almost over.


Lights in the rain: Watching the show

Written January 23rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Being perhaps too easily impressed, I was interested in the light show on Albany’s Second Avenue on Thursday night. So I turned the camera on.


Riverfront design contract up for CARA action

Written October 15th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

This boardwalk, part of Albany’s Dave Clark Path, was built to skirt a restaurant that perched on the Willamette riverbank below the Ellsworth Street Bridge. The restaurant burned down years ago, but the path still winds around where it sat.


On the downtown beat: 1st to move from First

Written June 22nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

There’s a development in what started years ago as the “cheese grater” story, but it has nothing to do with the big aluminum front that hides the facade of one of the oldest buildings in downtown Albany.


Parking outside the lines: What’s too far?

Written March 4th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

If you park your car on downtown Albany streets on weekdays, it goes without saying that it’s best to park inside the pavement markings and not risk a ticket by straying outside. But what about being just a little outside? And how little is too much?


‘Cheese grater’? That project’s off

Written January 3rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The fabled “cheese grater” on Albany’s First Avenue — a sign of progress in the 1960s and now considered an architectural atrocity — is staying up there, at least for now.


 
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