HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Another try for ‘The Banks’ apartments

Written October 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Despite neighborhood opposition, developers of “The Banks” apartments are not giving up. They are initiating a new land-use application for a complex of 120 units, the same plan rejected by the Albany Planning Commission just a few weeks ago.


Cumberland move gets Landmarks’ OK

Written October 7th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Landmarks Commission Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to move — and thereby save — the historic Cumberland Church.


Despite Covid: Why hoops are coming back

Written October 7th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Because of Covid-19, hoops disappeared from the basketball courts in Albany parks last spring. Now they are coming back even though the pandemic is still going strong.


US Bank says it will leave downtown

Written October 6th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

US Bank is telling customers it will close the downtown Albany Community Branch in less than three months, on Jan. 2, 2021.

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Coming on Queen Avenue, more storage

Written October 5th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Somebody asked me what was being built just north of the curve of S.E. Queen Ave. I was wondering that myself, so I looked it up.


Trash patrol: One man’s quest to tidy up

Written October 4th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If Albany’s riverfront looks more or less picked up these days, we can thank Russell Hawke. He often cleans up the trash others leave behind.


New during Covid era: Drive-up flu shots

Written October 3rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Cars waiting in line formed a queue two or three blocks long on S.W. Seventh Avenue in Albany on Saturday morning. The attraction? Drive-up flu shots.


 
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