HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

At Santiam and Bain, construction under way

Written September 9th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Four years after the last restaurant there closed, a new one is under construction at the corner of Bain Street and Santiam Highway S.E.


Small district’s water service is assured

Written September 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Customers in the Dumbeck Lane Water District got reassuring news Wednesday. Arrangements have been made for continued water service after their small district outside the urban growth boundary in North Albany goes out of business this fall.


Innovation on Columbus: A green bike lane

Written September 7th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

As drivers on Columbus Street south of Albany know, construction is well under way on the start of the Henshaw Farm subdivision, a big new housing development at the corner of Columbus and Ellingson Road. The one novel item I noticed Sunday was a bit of green pavement at the entrance to one of the […]


Labor Day in Albany: Trash pile has moved

Written September 6th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

This, a garbage dump on a public trail, is still the exception in Albany. What can be done to keep scenes like this from multiplying as they have in other cities in Oregon and up and down the West Coast?


At former gas station, there’s activity but …

Written September 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The sight of construction activity at a former gas station site on Pacific Boulevard raised the question of whether something was finally going to get built there. The answer, alas, is no.


The old church will get its steeple back

Written September 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

As you would expect, the former Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Albany looks kind of stunted without its little steeple.


Vinyl windows? Landmarks panel says no

Written September 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The church that owns the old Albany High School has run into a roadblock in its project to replace 34 windows in the historic building’s façade.


 
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