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.
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.
Written May 20th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
Sunshine and dry weather meant it was time for my annual visit to Bowers Rock State Park. The park is a good place to see natural open space along the Willamette River. And it’s still hard to get to because there’s no easy place to park and the only access road tries to keep the public out.
Written May 1st, 2017 by Hasso Hering
The walking and bike paths connecting Albany Station to Swanson Park now are part of the Albany park system, and that means park rules against drinking and drug use, among other things, apply.