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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Queen & Geary: The numbers

Written January 30th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If you want to waste four minutes of your life, check the video of this intersection, the only one in Albany where cameras watch for drivers running the yellow or red lights. You’ll see no violations during this short span, but during all of last year the cameras sprang to life more than 6,000 times.

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Cities to pursue composting

Written January 18th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Here’s an update on the Jan. 15 story reporting on the preferred alternative for solving the pesky problem of what to do about undigested solids produced at the Albany-Millersburg Wastewater Treatment Facility — the sewage plant, in other words.

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City receives more marijuana tax

Written January 13th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Albany has received its second distribution of marijuana taxes, and the amount, while nothing to sneeze at, is underwhelming in comparison to city finances overall.

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Riverside update: Closure set soon

Written December 8th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Things are moving along on the Linn County project to widen a section of Riverside Drive outside of Albany. Part of the road will be temporarily closed so the Knife River company can install more driveway culverts before tackling the paving part of the job next year.

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Crocker: ‘As quickly as possible’

Written December 7th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

North Albany residents in the surrouonding neighborhoods are wondering when the Crocker Lane reconstruction is going to be finally finished. The answer I got was that the contractor’s crew is working to get done as fast as they can.


Downtown car store: My memories

Written August 19th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

From trash to apartments: Maybe

Written August 10th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

If apartments are ever built on this Albany riverfront site between Bowman and Simpson parks, at least the perennial trashing of the property will come to an end.

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Millersburg reload hub: Next steps

Written July 14th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Things have been strangely silent since I reported on July 6 on the $25 million allocation for a possible Millersburg intermodal shipping hub that Rep. Andy Olson got approved as part of the legislature’s transportation law. But it won’t be quiet long.


It’s back! Postal convenience!

Written July 7th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

This is not the kind of breaking news that in the old days might have stopped the press, but from the standpoint of convenience it’s a big deal: The drive-up drop box outside the Albany Post Office on First Avenue has been restored.


A big day for the Waverly Duck

Written June 29th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

That was quite a celebration, the launching Thursday of Albany’s Waverly Duck in the pond for which it was named.

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