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City lifts ban on backyard burning

The backyard burning ban in Hillsboro has been lifted because of heavy rains.

Hillsboro Deputy Fire Chief Mark Prince announced the lifting of the ban on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The ban had been imposed because of unseasonably dry weather.

The Hillsboro Fire Department still recommends that residents wishing to burn in their yards should always check the Burn Line at 503-681-6204 to see if the Department of Environmental Quality allows burning that day.

Pocket neighborhoods topic of meeting

In the future, Hillsboro housing options could include so-called pocket neighborhoods, limited numbers of dwellings gathered around a shared common area that is overseen by the residents. 

The public is invited to hear Ross Chapin — an internationally acclaimed architect, land planner and author — speak with the Hillsboro Planning Commission about the innovative designs and financial success of pocket neighborhood. His presentation will be part of a special Oct. 24 commission meeting which will begin at 6 p.m. at the Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 East Main Street in Hillsboro.

This will be the only item on the agenda, and the meeting is scheduled to run until 7:30 p.m.

Library Friends plan 10-day book sale

The Hillsboro Library Friends plans a big book sale Friday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 4.

The 10-day biannual event is held at the Hillsboro Public Library Main Branch, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway.

More than 50,000 items will be available, including children’s books, cookbooks, mysteries, fiction, nonfiction, reference, large print, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, videos and vinyl records.

For more information, check the website, hillsborolibraryfriends.org.

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