HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Albany’s exclusion-zone law likely will stay

Written June 15th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council has shown no sign of wanting to go along with a request to repeal the city’s “enhanced law enforcement area,” a law it passed three years ago to keep persistent petty criminals out of the central part of town.


Where courtesy and common sense combine

Written June 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

For years, there’s been a bike lane on First Avenue in downtown Albany. But the lane disappears at Lyon Street, leaving motorists and the occasional cyclist to work out a traffic pattern on the spot.


Giving credit for public art … and it’s free!

Written June 13th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When I reported on the remarkable new mural at the Albany Skatepark on June 1, I could not find a clue to who had painted it. Thanks to a reader’s suggestion I now have information on that point.


 
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