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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Ideas to fix traffic tieups on Hwy. 20

Written January 8th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

A study of Highway 20 in downtown Albany has come up with ideas on how congestion during the peak traffic period between 4 and 6 p.m. might be fixed, or if not fixed then at least made less severe.


Downtown beat: Another restoration’s complete

Written September 14th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It was four years ago that “1st Hand Seconds,” a downtown women’s second-hand clothing shop with a mission, moved from one historic Albany address on First Avenue to another, on Second. Now it’s ready to celebrate the remodeling of its 1929 building with a Saturday open house.


Street trees on Second: Here’s an update

Written February 15th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

How do you keep street trees from damaging the sidewalk? You plant them in pots.


Finished mural: Casting light in the dark

Written November 29th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Now that Eileen Hinckle has finished her new mural in Albany, it’s time to take another look at the completed work.


Second Avenue mural: Here’s the artist

Written November 9th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

With the general election mercifully over, let’s meet Eileen Hinckle, the Corvallis artist, as she continues working on her mural on Second Avenue in Albany.


On Second Avenue, blank wall now has art

Written November 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

For the past few days I had been been hoping to catch up with the artist who created a new mural on Second Avenue in Albany. And late on Tuesday I did.


What will replace trees on 2nd Avenue?

Written September 7th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

A year and a half ago, the City of Albany took out nine trees on Second Avenue behind the Oregon Department of Human Services building, just east of Lyon Street, and planned to replace them.


 
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