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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

No walking on the river, please

Written December 28th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Or biking either. The parks department put up barriers at Albany’s Bowman Park, just in case anybody was tempted to venture into the Willamette River to reach the floating dock out there.


Theft warnings: Now we get it

Written December 27th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Police Department has made a bit more explicit its warning to residents of North Albany, where a rash of thefts had been reported earlier.


Quite a transformation on Santiam Road

Written December 27th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The old roadside sign was still there just before Christmas, but otherwise this Albany address, 1224 Santiam Road S.E., no longer looked at all like the run-down and vacant former Salvation Army thrift store. Baldwin General Contracting Inc. has been reconstructing the building to use as its offices, and the transformation looks just about complete, at […]


It was just a trickle

Written December 25th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The sign on Bryant Way was right on Christmas Eve, but just barely.


What Christmas looks like …

Written December 24th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

… depends on where you are on Christmas Eve and on our point of view. What Christmas Eve looked like in the country (on Stellmacher Drive) …


Albany rail project: It’s done!

Written December 23rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

All year long I’ve been wondering and occasionally asking the Portland & Western when the railroad would start using the new section of Albany track that the state gave it nearly $7 million to construct. Now the long-awaited occasion has come and gone, and I missed it.


Look at all that wasted rain

Written December 23rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The flooding that had been forecast for the Willamette River over the last few days did not materialize. But there’s still a lot of water running down the river past Albany. Shouldn’t we try to store some of that water?


 
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