Written March 12th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
It began as a private project to help people in need. But it became a nuisance and even a threat to the woman who started it. So now her “blessing box” is gone.
Written February 10th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
Unless you live there, you probably avoid Albany’s Fifth Avenue east of Lyon Street because of of its rough pavement. Camera in hand, I took a ride there Friday to illustrate just how bumpy the surface is.
Written February 4th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
There are signs at all the marked entrances to Oregon beaches telling us what to do when a tsunami is expected. But how do people on the beach get warned when a tidal wave may strike but is still some ways away?
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.
Written January 25th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
Why am I sitting in my truck in the rain, watching the intersection of Queen and Geary from the parking lot of the Geary Street Clinic? I’m trying to time the yellow signal light because the subject came up before the city council this week.
Written October 15th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
My leisurely bike tour of Albany neighborhoods Sunday afternoon took me past Hackleman Park, where I spent a few minutes watching people playing pickleball. If you thought this was a sedate pastime for geezers, think again.
Written October 13th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
The water you see rushing down the end of the Albany Santiam Canal on Friday is not, obviously, going through the turbine of Albany Hydro. The hydropower generator has been shut down since June, which is normal, but its restart this fall has been delayed.
Written October 9th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
As you can see and hear if you click on the few seconds of video above, work has resumed at the Courtesy Corner Shell station in Albany after having temporarily ground to a halt.
Written August 11th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
To the casual observer the wooden floating dock at Albany’s Takena Landing doesn’t look as though it’s in bad shape. But it’s going to be replaced next spring, and the new one will have a fiberglass deck.
Written July 8th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
Tooling around downtown Albany on a bike can sometimes take you to an interesting sight, such as the regrettable end of a big old tree.