HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Ideas to make biking safer: Take the survey

Written September 13th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A local government agency is giving people a chance to say which projects they would support in order to make it easier or safer to get around in the Albany area by bicycle or on foot.


Vinyl window issue goes to Albany council

Written September 10th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The church that has owned and cared for the former Albany High School since 1964 is going to ask the city council to allow it to finish replacing 34 windows in the historic building’s façade.


At Santiam and Bain, construction under way

Written September 9th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Four years after the last restaurant there closed, a new one is under construction at the corner of Bain Street and Santiam Highway S.E.


Small district’s water service is assured

Written September 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Customers in the Dumbeck Lane Water District got reassuring news Wednesday. Arrangements have been made for continued water service after their small district outside the urban growth boundary in North Albany goes out of business this fall.


Innovation on Columbus: A green bike lane

Written September 7th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

As drivers on Columbus Street south of Albany know, construction is well under way on the start of the Henshaw Farm subdivision, a big new housing development at the corner of Columbus and Ellingson Road. The one novel item I noticed Sunday was a bit of green pavement at the entrance to one of the […]


Labor Day in Albany: Trash pile has moved

Written September 6th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

This, a garbage dump on a public trail, is still the exception in Albany. What can be done to keep scenes like this from multiplying as they have in other cities in Oregon and up and down the West Coast?


At former gas station, there’s activity but …

Written September 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The sight of construction activity at a former gas station site on Pacific Boulevard raised the question of whether something was finally going to get built there. The answer, alas, is no.


 
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