HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On the riverfront path: Fire in a big tree

Written June 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you go west on Albany’s Dave Clark Riverfront Path, on your right just before you cross under the Lyon Street Bridge you see this partially burned-out cottonwood trunk .


Bare steeple: What’s up with Cumberland

Written June 24th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

You may have noticed that the steeple of the former Cumberland Church is partially uncovered. Sheets of particle board protecting it have been taken off.


Hanging out in center of a highway couplet

Written June 23rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Surrounded by heavy traffic in the middle of Albany, there are two islands of lawn, flowers, bushes and trees. Lately the larger of the two has become a place for apparently homeless people to hang out.


Council votes to sell former Cumberland site

Written June 22nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The former site of the historic Cumberland Church in Albany will go to Baldwin General Contracting, which owns the property next door.


Polco portable potty poll: Now the results

Written June 21st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Not many people took part in an online Albany poll on portable toilets. But of those who did, a majority said yes, Albany should “allow portable toilets on private property for public use.”


And another upgrade at Burkhart Park

Written June 20th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The addition of a “fitness court” is not the only improvement the Albany Parks and Recreation Department has in store for Burkhart Park.


A big sign would help, like ‘Tire store’

Written June 20th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Companies building a store in Albany, especially a big one that everybody driving by can see, are missing a bet when they don’t put up a sign explaining who they are and what they’re building.


 
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