HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Up for yet another train-watching episode?

Written October 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

You’d think that sooner or later, I’d get tired of watching trains go by. But as you can see, that day has not yet come.


If you like trains, here’s something for you

Written October 20th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

There’s a little paved path across the old Oregon Electric Railway tracks at Burkhart Street in Albany. It’s on one of my bike routes through town, and I spent a few minutes there on October 8, trying to decipher the lettering that graffiti artists had left on the cars.


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.


On the riverfront: Treatment for opioid addicts

Written October 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Based on a notation on a remodeling permit, I reported in April that an “outpatient addiction treatment facility” was going into the historic Avery Mill Building on the Albany riverfront. Today I found out a little more.


Restroom outside depot: Still in the works

Written October 4th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When I passed Albany Station on my bike ride Saturday, I remembered the talk some time ago about building a public restroom outside the city’s depot building. Whatever happened to that idea?


City’s public EV charger about to open

Written September 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

You may be surprised to learn, as I was, that this is National Drive Electric Week. Sophie Dykast at City Hall mentioned it when she told me that Albany’s first city-sponsored electric vehicle charging station will open to the public tomorrow, at 8:30 Wednesday morning.


Another look before the river takes them

Written September 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany resident Nate Vanek has been busy this summer, adding stick sculptures to a gravel bar in the Willamette River. Let’s take another look at them before the river comes up and wipes them out.


 
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