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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

House repairs lead to lengthy hearing

Written June 3rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you want to punish someone in Albany, you can sentence them to watch a hearing before the city’s Landmarks Commission. That’s my impression as I am following the proceedings before this board on Wednesday night, now going into its fourth hour just after 9 p.m.


How a demonstration for justice is done right

Written June 2nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

A big crowd came together in Albany Tuesday to demonstrate in favor of racial justice and showed the country — if it paid attention — how this kind of protest should be done.


Landmarks denial appealed to Albany council

Written June 2nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As expected, the Albany City Council will once again be asked to decide what happens on the corner lot of Fourth and Calapooia where it authorized the demolition of three historic but dilapidated houses last year.


And they’re baaack — plastic bags!

Written June 1st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

A reported shortage of paper bags has caused some Oregon supermarkets, including Fred Meyer in Albany, to offer customers plastic bags again.

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Enjoy the game but don’t touch anything

Written May 31st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Considering these “temporary rules” I read Sunday on the fence of the pickleball courts at Albany’s Eleanor Hackleman Park, it’s hard to see how anybody could play the game, let alone enjoy it.


Riverfront designs: a chance to speak up

Written May 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Since it’s raining, this may be a good time to check out the various concepts Albany’s consultants have worked up for redoing the Willamette riverfront. And then to let them know what you think.


Another corona casualty: supply of bikes

Written May 29th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Bicycles have joined toilet paper as an item in short supply during the corona crisis, in Albany as well as across the United States.


 
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