A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Up and down the new Riverpark steps

Written May 16th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Besides the new stage, playground and splash pad, another striking feature of Albany’s refurbished Monteith Riverpark is a concrete stairway that sweeps down — or up — the middle of the park’s grassy slope.

Crowd hears about law on middle housing

Written May 15th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Close to a hundred people crowded into the Riverside Community Center Wednesday night to learn and talk about Oregon’s new “middle housing” laws.

Linn County and the Wheelhouse trees

Written May 14th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

It was Linn County that caused about two dozen bushes and small riverbank trees on the Willamette to be cut down last week.

Waterfront Project shows visible progress

Written May 14th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

When you’re away for a week and then come back, you’re likely to notice progress even when day-to-day changes are small and easy to miss. I got back Monday and noticed at least a couple of things about the Albany Waterfront Project.

Why saw off the tops of riverbank trees?

Written May 13th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

A week ago, I was out of town when someone got my attention with an email message. This was on May 7, and I couldn’t do anything about it at the time.

Why this new housing is worthy of note

Written May 12th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

With all the agitation about housing growth in Albany, a three-story apartment house being built at 650 First Ave. S.E. got my attention last week.

Speed cameras won’t be all that picky

Written May 11th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

There is good news for Albany drivers worried about the photo radar or speed cameras that will be installed soon at two intersections, including one on North Albany Road.

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