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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

‘Under review,’ a project at Waverly School

Written June 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On a leisurely ride I went past Waverly School on Columbus Street this week because I had seen the school mentioned in the “planning projects under review” by the Albany Planning Division. So what’s being planned?


A sure sign of summer at Waverly Lake

Written June 26th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Now it’s summer in Albany. How do we know, other than from basking in warm sunshine? Because the paddle boats are back in operation at Waverly Lake.


Explaining the fencing in front of West

Written June 25th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

So why did they put up construction fencing around the parking lot in front of West Albany High School, a reader wanted to know. Well, you won’t be surprised to learn it’s because there’s about to be construction taking place.


Council approves ‘Calapooia Court,’ 5-1

Written June 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It took nearly three hours for another public hearing Wednesday night, but in the end the Albany City Council voted 5-1 to approve a project for the northeast corner of Fourth Avenue and Calapooia Street, where three dilapidated old houses were demolished a year ago.


Sampling a smooth new street; can’t resist

Written June 23rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There’s nothing like a new layer of smooth asphalt to tempt this bike rider to try it out, so that’s what I did on Tuesday night before the sun went down.


Covid may stop Albany Veterans Day parade

Written June 22nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

With big events around the world falling victim to COVID-19, it comes as no surprise that Albany’s Veterans Day parade this year may be called off as well.


GAPS and its grounds in time of corona

Written June 22nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

People using the tracks at Albany schools for their daily walking routine may regain access this week, but playgrounds on school property are likely to stay closed for the time being.


 
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