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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A bridge district, with Benton this time?

Written February 6th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

North Albany property owners might be interested in Oregon House Bill 2887. It would allow the formation of a taxing district to build a new bridge in the Salem region. And Benton County property owners would help pay.


Willamette water quality: Update the info

Written January 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

We’re supposed to be concerned about — or at least interested in — the water quality in our rivers. But if you’re looking for up-to-date summaries on the Willamette from the Oregon DEQ, you’re out of luck.


City schedules public hearing on ‘The Banks’

Written January 17th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Once again the Albany Planning Commission is faced with having to decide the fate of “The Banks,” a proposed 120-unit apartment complex on the Willamette River across Geary Street from Bowman Park.


City tries to shut down camp under path

Written January 12th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Albany police have cracked down on a long-established transient camp underneath the Dave Clark Riverfront Path. Whether it sticks this time, we’ll have to wait and see.


Riverside apartments get renewed city OK

Written December 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany city planning staff Monday approved — again — a site plan for “The Banks,” a 120-unit apartment complex just east of Bowman Park on the Willamette River.


It’s the season — for the rivers to rise

Written December 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Every time there’s heavy rain, the Albany rivers rise, and they did so this time as well. Anticipating this, the Albany Parks Department closed the gates to Bryant Park. You can still get in on foot or on a bike, as I did this morning. Other people did as well, walking with their children or […]


One dead end on my riverfront beat

Written December 15th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This is the north end of Harrison Street in Albany’s Willamette Neighborhood. Beyond the guardrail there’s Bowman Park, but don’t try to get there this way.


 
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