HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Summer concerts: Getting in takes preparation

Written June 23rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s free summer concerts in Monteith Riverpark were a popular attraction before they were cancelled last year because of Covid. This  summer we’ll see how things go when people have to pay for tickets and then go through an elaborate procedure to get in.


Albany center’s goal: Appeal to all ages

Written June 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Senior Center will be “rebranded” as the Riverfront Community Center when it reopens, probably this fall, after being all but shut down since March 2020 because of state rules to slow the spread of the Covid disease.


On the way to the coast, a slight delay

Written June 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you’re taking Highway 34 to the coast to escape the Willamette Valley heat this week, be aware of the possibility of delays as you get within a few miles of Waldport.


Senior center: What to call it when it reopens?

Written June 20th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When it reopens after being closed for a year because of Covid, the Albany Senior Center in Monteith Riverpark will try to attract residents of a wider age range and may operate under a new name.


Albany on chlorine shortage: Conserve water

Written June 18th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials are asking residents to conserve water in response to a shortage of chlorine, a chemical added in small amounts to disinfect drinking water as well as treated wastewater before it is discharged.


City goes after abandoned and ‘yard cars’

Written June 17th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Sometimes, vehicles that no longer work are stored on Albany streets for weeks on end, and others multiply in their owners’ front yards. Either way, it’s a violation of the city code, and the police are letting people know.


Probably not what the builders expected

Written June 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Preparing the site for the construction of The Banks apartment complex on Albany’s riverfront produced what may have been a surprise to the builders: They uncovered the opening of an underground void or tunnel.


 
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