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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Fish adds bold graphic to its front wall

Written June 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A big blue graphic now frames the front door of Fish of Albany Inc., the nonprofit that moved to the building at Second Avenue and Main Street last fall.


Albany mural: Who painted it and when

Written December 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On Dec. 8 I left you hanging about the striking mural I had discovered on an out-of-the-way Albany wall. I didn’t know anything about it then. Now I’ve learned at least a little.


Traffic on 2nd: How much, how fast?

Written June 5th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Right about here, on Albany’s Second Avenue S.E., is where the city council wants to install a radar speed display sign in the hope of slowing drivers down. But first, the city wants to have good data on average speeds there now.


On Second, will radar slow drivers down?

Written April 23rd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Drivers on Albany’s Second Avenue will soon be seeing something new to catch their attention. The city council Monday called for the installation of a radar speed display sign on Second at Thurston Street, a block before vehicles go over the hump of the railroad track.


A sidewalk anomaly explained

Written November 28th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Monday was kind of a slow day, which may explain why I first noticed and then wondered about the shape of the new sidewalk on Second Avenue downtown.


Issue: Updating downtown streets

Written October 20th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s downtown streets might get a facelift over the next few years. Or they might not, depending on what the Central Albany Revitalization Area advisory board thinks of design options worked up the Portland firm of George Crandall, CARA’s architectural adviser.


 
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