HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On Henderson Park playground, here’s more

Written January 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Here, as Paul Harvey used to say on his famous radio program, is the rest of the story, that is, in this case the story about the new playground at Albany’s Henderson Park.


Hearings set on new apartment complex

Written January 16th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Owners of the former Mega Foods supermarket property are asking the City of Albany to approve dividing the 4.8-acre tract and to rezone the southern section to allow construction of 42 apartments.


Take a look at this handy little RR crossing

Written January 13th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

There’s a nice little path people can use to walk or bike across the Union Pacific mainline track at Burkhart Street. Nothing much has happened there lately, as far as I know, but I thought I would show it to you anyway.


Albany’s plan for ADA-accessible streets

Written January 12th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

When a man named Humphrey poured the concrete for the curb at East Fifth and Railroad streets in Albany in 1910, he could not foresee that 80 years later Congress would pass the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Later this year, major work along Queen

Written January 11th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

This summer, get ready for a big reconstruction project on the west end of Queen Avenue, a key traffic route in Albany.


A home base for rail maintenance work

Written January 10th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Once again, a reader’s question sent me on a little ride to see for myself what he was asking about.


Checking on Albany hydro: Sales slump

Written January 9th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Every time the bike and I climb up the steep Third Avenue Bridge from Bryant Way, I look off to my right to see if the Albany hydropower generator is turning. Lately it has been still, not moving at all.


 
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