Hasso Hering


A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

City agrees to try to save this tree

Written August 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There’s a tree at the back entrance to Teloh Calapooia Park in South Albany, and its roots are causing trouble. But a plan to take it out has been set aside for now after people in the neighborhood asked the parks department to take another look.

Albany mayor ends ADU fight with council

Written August 10th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Two years after it began in July 2018, the accessory-dwelling dispute between Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa and four city council members ended this afternoon when the mayor gave in.

What’s being developed here? Let’s see…

Written August 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

For the past several weeks, earth-moving equipment has been busy near the corner of North Albany Road and Hickory Street, and passers-by wondered what was being developed on the vacant land.

Ready and used: West Albany’s new courts

Written August 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The $62 million expansion of West Albany High School is far from being complete, but the tennis courts are ready for use, as I noticed today when I saw a couple of players trying them out.

A concrete mystery: What was this?

Written August 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

For years, three or four times a week, I have passed this concrete ruin by the side of Albany’s Dave Clark Riverfront Path without thinking anything about it. The other day I finally wondered what it was a ruin of.

Running for Albany office: Two surprises

Written August 6th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The first two days of candidate filings for Albany City Council produced a couple of surprises. Well, at least they were surprising to me.

Answering the census sounds simple; it isn’t

Written August 5th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This year’s head count in Albany may be in trouble if my experience this week is at all representative of how the system works.

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