HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On the Ellsworth Bridge, no overhead lights

Written December 4th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Driving into Albany on the Ellsworth Street Bridge on Friday night felt different, somehow. Then I saw the reason: All the overhead lights on the bridge were out, plunging the deck into darkness cut only by the headlights on the truck.


Why townhouse project may have to wait

Written December 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

I’ve been following the fate of this black walnut since it figured in a land-use decision about new townhouses in downtown Albany last summer. Now the tree is down, but the wood won’t go to waste.


Council mystery: Explanations came Thursday

Written December 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

There’s no more suspense, as far as the public is concerned, about the Albany City Council’s vote following an executive session Wednesday night to indemnify three employees against a potential damage claim. The move was in reaction to a possible lawsuit against the city over the crash of an ultralight aircraft last July.


Albany council leaves viewers in the dark

Written December 1st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Like a mystery novel that ends each chapter with a cliffhanger, the Albany City Council on Wednesday night left its audience hanging and wanting to know more.


Question for the DEQ: How much and when?

Written November 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Oregon state government is about to adopt a program to all but stop the use of fossil fuels over the next 28 years. It seems strange that in describing the program for the general public, the administration of Governor Brown never says what this would do to citizens in Albany and elsewhere in the […]


Home buyers’ letters ‘banned’? Not really

Written November 29th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you’re selling a house in Albany or anywhere else in Oregon after next Jan. 1, you may be hearing about a new law that supposedly bans would-be home buyers’ so-called “love letters.” But the law does no such thing.


The changing scene near Bowman Park

Written November 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you haven’t been to Bowman Park in Albany since the summer, you may be surprised, the next time you go, by how the view at the entrance to the park has changed.


 
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