Hasso Hering

HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany streets: Ideal for social distancing

Written March 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On Day Six of Oregon’s corona shutdown, it’s discouraging to read that many outdoor recreation sites, like state parks and federal forest trails, have been closed to prevent the contagion from spreading. But we still have city streets.


Now, self-service allowed at gas stations

Written March 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Citing the coronavirus emergency, the State Fire Marshal’s Office today allowed customers to pump their own fuel at Oregon gas stations if they don’t enough attendants. But in Albany the word had not gotten around everywhere.


Albany to consider emergency business aid

Written March 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On Day Five of Oregon’s partial corona shutdown, the mid-valley weather made outdoor recreation less inviting, Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa indefinitely extended the city’s state of emergency, and the city announced that the council will be asked to consider a loan program to help local businesses until federal aid arrives.


Gun rights ‘sanctuary’ idea still pending

Written March 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On Feb. 12, way before everything ground to a halt because of COVID-19, the Albany City Council asked its lawyer to look into protecting townspeople from infringements of their gun rights. Whatever happened to that idea?


Looking around on Corona Day Four

Written March 26th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On Day Four of Oregon’s corona shutdown, which began with the governor’s order Monday, operations of the Union Pacific didn’t seem to be affected, as you would expect. But just about every other activity in Albany other than construction was closed or slowed down.     And as for me, just as I got to […]


On Day Three: Sprucing up a ‘secret park’

Written March 25th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

With schools out for weeks on end this spring, there’s only so much time you can spend with video games. So brothers Mason and Wyatt Knecht joined their Dad Wednesday in doing volunteer work outdoors.


Corona: Day Two of Albany staying home

Written March 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

 
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