HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Council fends off proposed riverbank gift

Written November 5th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The developer of Edgewater Village wants to donate three parcels of riverbank to the city of Albany. Most of the land is too steep and dangerous to be used, so why would the city want it?


School zone again: Will council act?

Written November 5th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

For the second time this year, the Albany City Council was asked Monday to do something about the 20 mph school zone on Waverly Drive east of the South Albany High School football field.

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On the coast, a landmark is gone

Written November 4th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If they haven’t been to the central coast for a month and go there now, Albany visitors will discover that a landmark, the building housing the former Landmark restaurant in Yachats, has disappeared.


Albany’s demolition decision appealed

Written November 2nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Pretty much at the last minute, an appeal has been filed against the Albany City Council’s decision to allow the demolition of three dilapidated old houses in the Monteith Historic District.


Voting: Why you can trust the count

Written November 1st, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Among the questions that keep coming up: Could a hacker manipulate and falsify the digital vote count in our elections? The short answer, at least in Linn County, is no.


Time change: Stuck with a dumb idea

Written October 31st, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Another pointless clock change is coming up Sunday, and it made me wonder what’s going on, timewise, in the rest of the world.


Tough choice: Stop or roll through?

Written October 30th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Like other residential districts of Albany before it, the Willamette Neighborhood now has sprouted a crop of new stop signs to slow down traffic. This may work, or it may not.


Deprived of a chance to vote? Not so fast

Written October 29th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Facebook last week reverberated with a complaint from a Lebanon mother that a particular set of circumstances resulted in her son being deprived of a chance to vote. I looked into it, and the upshot is that he can vote after all if he wants.


Smooth riding on new subdivision streets

Written October 28th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The streets appear to be mostly finished in a new subdivision on the western edge of Albany’s Broadway Neighborhood. I tried them out on the bike last week, and they are fine, as you would expect.


Parking lot closed for music and beer

Written October 26th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

There was some grumbling on Facebook that an entire downtown Albany parking lot and adjacent street were blocked for a special event. But the closure, planned since February, had the support of the Albany Downtown Association.


 
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