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Local News: What’s next for Astoria’s waterfront construction height limits?

Here’s a look at what’s happening with waterfront development planning in Astoria, as the city continues to contemplate a 29 foot height limit for Riverwalk area construction. [Link to story below.] ———————————————————————— The Astoria Planning Commission met on Tuesday, and discussed a proposed city code change that would limit building height to 28 feet on…

Local News: Astoria City Council approves shutdown utilities waiver for federal employees

The Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to give federal employees a break on their city utility bills until the federal government shutdown is resolved. Joanne Rideout reports. [Time: 1:09] The Astoria City Council took action at their Tuesday meeting to help ease the financial burden on federal personnel including Coast Guard families, who are struggling…

Local News: Astoria City Council Discusses Code Changes

The Astoria City Council met Tuesday night, and among the first items they discussed were possible changes to city code. Joanne Rideout reports.  [Time: 2:52] —————————————————————————————————————— The Astoria City Council met Tuesday night in its first meeting since the appointment of new council Jessamyn Grace West, which gave the council a complete slate of members….

Local News: Riverfolk’s 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Feast – A labor of volunteer love

Astoria non-profit Riverfolk will stage its third annual Thanksgiving Feast next Thursday. It’s a giant labor of love – a huge potluck dinner held at the Astoria Armory. Hear about how one determined woman and an army of volunteers manage to pull it off. And – oh, if you’d like to help, they’d love it…