HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Riverfront beat: Taking a look at The Banks

Written October 3rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

They’ve installed bike racks at The Banks, the 120-unit apartment complex under construction on the Willamette River near Bowman Park in Albany. So things are looking up.


After closed session, here’s contract news

Written October 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council missed a chance last week to let people learn about the new contract between the city and the union representing most of the employees in the police department.


Grazing on the courthouse lawn, a llama

Written October 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

This llama and his master — he seemed more like his friend — are frequent visitors to Albany. But Saturday I met them for the first time.


Answering a question on Highway 20

Written September 30th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

That’s the kind of cockeyed photo of a highway feature you get when you try to photograph it at 45 miles an hour, holding a little camcorder out the sunroof without being able to see the viewfinder.


What’s to become of this vacant lot?

Written September 30th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council is getting ready to sell a one-acre lot off the Water Avenue railroad track, a parcel the city managed to get for nothing in 2013.


Take a look at Albany’s new fitness court

Written September 29th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

So this is what the new fitness court in Albany looks like. I’ve written about it several times, and on Thursday I took a look at the completed thing.


On the riverfront: What kind of development?

Written September 28th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

With nothing more urgent on my plate, I stopped on the Albany riverfront Tuesday evening to look around. What I saw was nothing sensational or new, but it prompted me to say:


 
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