HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

In budget news, Carnegie library stays ‘open’

Written May 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s proposed city budget for the next two years has a bit of encouraging news, as far as I’m concerned. It does NOT call for or require the closing of the Carnegie library downtown.


Speed challenge on Elm Street: A bit of fun

Written May 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When you’re on a bike and see one of these speed-display trailers, does that make you want to go as fast as you can to see what the display says?


‘Enhanced enforcement area:’ What signs mean

Written May 4th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The city council has asked for a report on Albany’s so-called Enhanced Law Enforcement Area, including how often it has been enforced. Another question might be: Does the public know what or where it is?


On Linn Avenue, apartment site cleared of trees

Written May 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The 1900 block of Northeast Linn Avenue looked a lot less leafy this afternoon than it used to. As expected, logging had begun on the north side of the street to make room for “The Banks,” a 120-unit apartment complex on the Willamette river.


So, what about that rising ocean level?

Written May 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Now and then, we have to get away from our Albany and mid-valley travails — city and trash service fees, Covid lockdowns, and the price of gas going up every day — and check on something that is more remote. The alleged rise, for instance, in the level of our ocean that we hear so […]


Council votes to sell unusual lot for $4,000

Written April 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Chances are this lot on Albany’s Southeast Burkhart Street will soon look different. The city council has voted to sell the property to two men who want to build attached housing units there.


Yard debris: Albany OKs weekly collection

Written April 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

With the approval of the mayor and three other council members, Republic Services will charge Albany households $2.95 more per month for trash service and start picking up yard debris every week instead of every other week.


 
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