A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Once again, this path attracts vandals

Written November 10th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Every few weeks a bike ride takes me along the paved path behind Lowe’s in Albany, between the store property and the heavily wooded channel containing Periwinkle Creek.

Can’t sleep? Try property tax reports

Written October 17th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

If you’re interested in property taxes — and who isn’t? — you may want to dive into the tables and reports that Linn and Benton county tax officials have prepared for 2016, ahead of sending out the annual bills. I sampled the material, and here’s what caught my eye.

Bikepath system grows, a little

Written November 20th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s Periwinkle Bike Path has a new extension, thanks to Lowe’s. The path offers a shortcut of sorts, and I sampled it on Friday afternoon.

Return to the cycling front

Written October 2nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Back on the Albany bicycling front (a tranquil retreat from the renewed but fruitless gun debate), the good old Periwinkle Bikepath comes to mind. First, because it’s being lengthened, thus becoming a bit more useful for transportation. And second, because to become truly useful it still needs an intersection fix.

Albany Lowe’s: Any day now

Written April 11th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

It’s been about two months since Lowe’s filed for building permits for its planned Albany home improvement and garden center at Ninth Avenue and Oak, and city officials say the company likely will be cleared to start construction any day now.

Albany’s new deal with Lowe’s

Written January 29th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Even though there are no signs of this on the ground, or because of this, Albany Councilman Floyd Collins wants the public to know that plans for the Lowe’s home improvement store at Ninth and Oak are back on track.

2015: Albany’s year of the smile?

Written January 14th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Something to smile about — that’s what Mayor Sharon Konopa hopes the city council will be able to achieve often as it deals with issues in 2015. Konopa is starting her fourth consecutive term in the mayor’s office. At the first regular council meeting of the year on Wednesday, she projected her usually sunny outlook […]

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