HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

As expected, a new subdivision off Ellingson

Written September 27th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

This July the Albany City Council annexed 20 acres of farmland and a mobile home at Lochner and Ellingson Roads. Now, as expected, a nationwide homebuilding company has filed a tentative subdivision plat for 101 houses on the land.


Fitness court: Installation is taking place

Written September 26th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

You’ve read here, most recently on Sept. 21, about the new fitness court at Burkhart Park in Albany. The city council authorized the parks department to buy the court in June, and now the equipment is being installed.


Box on the roof: City sets public hearing

Written September 24th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Eventually — maybe one of these years — the oldest former church building in Albany might again get a steeple. But in the meantime it has only the base on which, once upon a time, its steeple sat.


Crossing on Queen to be fixed next week

Written September 23rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Queen Avenue railroad crossing, long the bane of Albany motorists because of its extreme bumpiness, is finally going to get fixed starting next week.


At Burkhart Park, theme will be fitness

Written September 21st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

There’s a new concrete pad on the northeast corner of Burkhart Park in Albany. It’s where the city parks and recreation department will install a “fitness court” that is set to be ready next month.


Two Madison intersections get new color

Written September 20th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Three years ago there was a story on this site about putting green paint on bike lanes on Madison Street, a first in Albany at the time. Now this has been done.


Tower clocks: How about a permanent fix?

Written September 20th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Compared to homelessness, say, or world hunger, the clock tower at Albany Station showing four different times, all wrong, isn’t much of a problem. But you’d think it would be easier to fix.


 
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