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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Let the post office share the load

Written December 1st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

This time of year, waiting in line at the Albany Post Office tends to take longer, presumably because of the pre-Christmas rush. I’m wondering why the Postal Service does not make things easier for the public by giving contract offices the authority to handle more of the load.

What? Yes, our cooling climate!

Written November 30th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The lower road at Albany’s Bowman Park was under water Saturday because the Willamette River rose quickly over the last couple of days. After cresting on Sunday afternoon at a¬†predicted high of 14.5 feet on the Albany gauge, it will drop again just as quickly as colder weather sets in, possibly along with freezing rain […]

Building for the old-folks boom

Written November 27th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

A construction project in North Albany is further testimony, as if any was needed, to the fact that people living longer and eventually getting feeble amounts to a great business opportunity.

A speed record? Hardly!

Written November 26th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

When I’m on the bike, those speed-control trailers set up by the police always represent a challenge. And yes, unlike most traffic signal loops, those radar trailers actually do register something as small as a bike.

Trestle traps another truck; blame GPS

Written November 25th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s truck-eating overpass did it again this afternoon, illustrating yet another shortcoming of relying for driving directions on GPS.

Change in store at Albany airport

Written November 24th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany Municipal Airport may finally get a “fixed base operator” next year if negotiations now under way bear fruit. It’s been without one since December 2010, and while volunteers covered the office for part of that period, no one was around when I stopped by last Saturday.

Mealtime for the squirrel

Written November 24th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Taking a break from the issues of the day, let’s turn to the serious business of cracking these nuts. Mr. Squirrel is an appreciative customer, but he does not have all day to wait.

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