HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Council’s red-letter day: No masks required

Written July 15th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

For the first time in 16 months, the Albany City Council met in person this week, and the public was allowed in. No masks required.


A sign appears of downtown building’s past

Written July 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A century-old sign of Albany history saw the light of day again when workers took the stucco off the brick wall of the old King Griff Building on the northeast corner of Third Avenue and Lyon Street.


At 50 years old, what the Bottle Bill needs

Written July 12th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Whether you remembered it or not, this year is the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Oregon Bottle Bill. And if the Albany Bottle Drop is any indication, Oregon’s deposit-and-redemption program for bottles and cans needs an upgrade.


Cumberland group has a date for big move

Written July 10th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If everything goes according to plan, the historic former Cumberland Church in Albany will be moved on Thursday, Sept. 2.


Offer for city land in N.A.: Save it as is

Written July 9th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Three years ago I got a look at a piece of wooded city-owned land in North Albany that included a meadow running down to a pond. The city is planning to sell the property, and the owner of a neighboring property has offered to buy and preserve it as a kind of private nature reserve.


Fuel for Albany: Two gas stations planned

Written July 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Does the coming of electric cars make more gas stations unnecessary? Developers don’t seem to think so. Two new gas stations are being planned in Albany, one in the northeast and the other in the south of town.


Neighbors hope to save park — by buying it

Written July 7th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Families living behind Albany’s Hazelwood Park, which the council has offered for sale, hope to save the wooded parcel by buying it and making it part of their yards.


 
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