HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany takes up riverfront challenge

Written November 16th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

After years of talking about it, Albany is trying to follow its neighbors on the Willamette River by stimulating redevelopment of its riverfront. The first step — you guessed it — is finding a consultant.


Tennis at West: Moving the courts

Written November 15th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

This may be of interest if you play tennis at West Albany High School, as a student or, outside of school hours, a member of the public.


It’s beginning to look like a school

Written November 13th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If you want to follow the progress of the big construction projects in the Greater Albany Public Schools, a good place to look is the monthly report to the school board from HMK Company, the district’s project manager.


Periwinkle’s nutrias: There are fewer now

Written November 13th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If nutrias are hard to spot now in Periwinkle Creek, it’s probably because a contractor for the Albany Parks Department got rid of about 40 of the pesky rodents a couple of months ago.


Old oaks: Enjoy the view while you can

Written November 12th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

On a ride this past Sunday, I stopped to get a shot of this old oak north of Dover Avenue in North Albany. You won’t get this view for much longer, for the tree is set to come down when the Pheasant Run subdivision is built.


At Albany Station, glimpse a little history

Written November 11th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Waiting for a train at Albany Station, I looked down. That led to an online introduction to what must have been a remarkable man and his life.


Mission’s season: Let the tree sales begin

Written November 9th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

It’s not even close to Thanksgiving, but time waits for no one who counts on Christmas tree sales to help support his mission to help the homeless out of the cold and on their feet.


City to dispose of N. Albany pond

Written November 9th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Parks Department has no use for a little pond the city owns next door to a planned North Albany apartment project and would like to dispose of it. Go ahead and get that process started, the city council said this week.


Why the big worry about ADUs?

Written November 8th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Once again the Albany City Council wrestled Wednesday with allowing accessory dwelling units (ADUs), which is hard to understand since the city already allows them in most areas and hardly anybody is putting them in.


Another Albany project for this renovator

Written November 6th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Readers of this site last met Paul Dykast in March 2017, when he had just finished renovating a dilapidated Albany house in the Willamette Neighborhood and turned it into a showplace. Now he’s at it again.


 
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