A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

What happened to ‘nine to five’?

Written April 9th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Most weekday afternoons, traffic bunches up on the way into Albany via the Ellsworth Street Bridge on Highway 20. But sometimes I’m puzzled by the time of day when congestion starts. The photo with this story was taken on the afternoon of April 4. This was a Thursday, and it was 4 minutes past 4 […]

Ellsworth Bridge work delayed till April 1

Written March 24th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The long-anticipated night work to raise cross beams on the Ellsworth Street Bridge in Albany did not start Sunday night as ODOT had announced. Today, Monday, ODOT explained why.

Why Christmas snowflakes are still up

Written January 29th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

While I was sitting at a light on Third Avenue in downtown Albany Monday, my gaze turned to the lighted “snowflakes” on the poles a block away. Near the end of January, why are Christmas decorations still up?

Corner building regains historic look

Written January 21st, 2024 by Hasso Hering

On my first excursion to downtown Albany after our January ice storm last week, I could not help but notice the progress on the ambitious project to restore a structure that was built nearly a century and a half ago.

Pawn shop opens in former bank branch

Written January 5th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The former U.S. Bank branch in downtown Albany has found a new use, as you can easily tell by the big signs on the corner of the building. Capital Pawn opened there this week.

Linn County rents space for Veterans Services

Written November 1st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Linn County is expanding its services to part of a downtown Albany building that, until a few years ago, housed Mark Thomas Motors.

Going downtown when the going is slow

Written October 28th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany drivers have come to expect encountering rush hour traffic jams before they get to the Ellsworth Street Bridge, the Highway 20 bottleneck at the entrance to downtown. But on Saturday? In the middle of the day?

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