HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

CARA faces requests for more projects

Written October 15th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s urban renewal board faces this question: Whether to reopen its general program of loans and grants for remodeling and other projects, which it had closed down in favor of just three big items.


Unsightly algae? Nature took care of it

Written October 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

It was just a month ago that Waverly Lake in Albany was covered — much of it anyway — with thick mats of algae or maybe something else like duckweed. On Wednesday, Oct. 13, almost all of that unsightly growth had disappeared.


Council denies appeal on window replacement

Written October 13th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Over the last 20 years or so, Willamette Community Church has replaced 122 balky old windows in its historic building, the former Albany High School. On Wednesday the city council denied the church’s request to finish the job by replacing the last 11 windows on the list.


Cumberland move now set for Sunday

Written October 13th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

All the t’s seem to have been crossed and the i’s dotted now, so the move of the former Cumberland Church in Albany is set for Sunday, Oct. 17.


Lift your eyes to the tangled web overhead

Written October 12th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

We rarely lift our eyes to notice what’s overhead. Try it sometimes, and you might be amazed that the bewildering arrangements of electrical and communications lines actually still seem to do the job.


On Central School, GAPS will seek more info

Written October 11th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Before they decide what to do about the Central and Takena buildings, Albany school officials need a lot more information, in the opinion of interim Superintendent Rob Saxton.


Cumberland move: It won’t be Tuesday

Written October 11th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

In case you haven’t heard, the moving day has once again been postponed for the former Cumberland Church in Albany.


 
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