HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Two Madison intersections get new color

Written September 20th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Three years ago there was a story on this site about putting green paint on bike lanes on Madison Street, a first in Albany at the time. Now this has been done.


Tower clocks: How about a permanent fix?

Written September 20th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Compared to homelessness, say, or world hunger, the clock tower at Albany Station showing four different times, all wrong, isn’t much of a problem. But you’d think it would be easier to fix.


City wants to raze old Wells Fargo branch

Written September 19th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Maybe it’s not too early to start thinking about what will take its place when and if the former Wells Fargo Bank branch downtown is razed.


A growing ‘attraction’ on the Clark Path

Written September 17th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Is there anything special about the view above? Nope, not really. Except that the pile of driftwood jammed up against the pier is bigger than it was.


Seniors make requests about center

Written September 16th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

One afternoon this week, I dropped by what Albany now calls its Riverfont Community Center. I hadn’t been inside the place since just before it reopened last winter after being shut down for Covid.


Cox Creek Path has new look: It’s clean

Written September 15th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Here’s an update from the east side of my riverfront beat, and it’s good news.


Another closed session of Albany council

Written September 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council loves executive sessions where the public is excluded and reporters are allowed in but barred from reporting what they hear.


 
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