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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Unlike Carthage, this is still there

Written March 25th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Far be it from me to invite, by harping on old news, recollections of Cato the Elder. It was that Roman conservative, you may recall, who ended every public speech with the immortal phrase “Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam.” While Cato harped on the need to destroy Carthage if the Roman republic was to survive, I am […]


Panel backs Albany ‘bottle drop’

Written January 6th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany could get a “bottle drop” this year if the city council goes along with a unanimous recommendation the city planning commission reached on Monday night, but the city staff does not like the location.


A “bottle bill” redemption center? Make it quick!

Written November 13th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

If you’re tired of having to wait your turn at the bottle-return stations of Albany supermarkets, you will welcome a proposal to establish a central redemption center of the kind already operating elsewhere in Oregon. The Salvation Army has asked the city to allow a “bottle bill” recycling center at the former and long-vacant Salvation Army thrift store […]


 
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