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The Answer Man on Crocker Lane

Written October 3rd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

On Sept. 25 a reader wondered when the street construction on Crocker Lane in North Albany would be finished. It took me a week to remember to ask Albany Public Works, but today I finally did.


New hearing date in zoning fight

Written July 5th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

If you thought that a North Albany rezoning request would fade away in the face of strong neighborhood opposition, forget it. At least it hasn’t yet.


Gibson Hill roundabout less likely

Written May 11th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

A plan to build a big roundabout at Gibson Hill Road and Crocker Lane in North Albany has lost a supporter on the city council, and a majority now would like to see a less expensive solution.


A conversion that didn’t take

Written March 23rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

As a quaint reminder of lost causes, it’s hard to beat this mile marker on North Albany’s Oak Grove Drive. After all, it’s a kilometer marker too.


N. Albany med complex growing

Written November 3rd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Soon it won’t be an overstatement to refer to the Hickory Street Health Care Complex in North Albany. Already the address of a branch of the Corvallis Clinic, a Samaritan medical building, and a Fresenius dialysis center under construction, the street will soon have two more Samaritan Health Services buildings.


Road construction: Maybe, maybe not

Written July 30th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

This has to be one of the more optimistic road signs around. Or maybe hopeful is a better adjective.


The transformation of N. Albany

Written May 31st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

This looks like exactly what it is, a big construction site on what used to be an undeveloped North Albany hillside. They are putting in streets and utilities for 71 single-family houses in Phase III of the Benton Woods Subdivision. So the transformation of North Albany continues. What used to be a rural residential area with fields and […]


Hoping to fill a supermarket hole

Written January 7th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

How long North Albany will be without a supermarket now that Ray’s has closed is uncertain, but Pete Snook hopes it won’t be too long. And perhaps a growing customer base will make the job easier.


Sheriff’s report: ID theft hits IRS

Written June 19th, 2013 by

While it cleans up its act regarding the targeting of conservative groups, a recent Benton County sheriff’s report suggests that the IRS has another urgent task. That is to fix its record-keeping system in order to thwart identity thieves. This last filing season, taxpayers were urged to file early in order to beat the criminals who were […]


Site being prepared in North Albany

Written February 15th, 2013 by

Work has started to prepare a site for a proposed apartment development in North Albany between the western end of Hickory Street and the Albany-Corvallis Highway (Highway 20). The city planning department says it has issued a fill permit for the site. Developers have had a pre-application meeting with the department about what officials expect […]


 
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