HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On Periwinkle Path, a big pile of trash

Written August 29th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On Facebook last week, someone posted photos of a mess on the Periwinkle Bike Path in Albany. The mess was still there Sunday afternoon, when I went to take a look.


Plan to increase parking on riverfront lot

Written August 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Planning Division has invited public comment on what seems to be the first work proposed as part of the city’s Waterfront Project — making changes on Water Avenue between the two highway bridges including the city-owned parking lot there.


Cumberland update: Steeple’s still up there

Written August 27th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Every evening lately I’ve ridden the bike past the former Cumberland Church to see if the steeple had been lifted off and moved in advance of moving the building itself, as is the plan. As you can see above, the answer is “not yet.”


Albany services fee: Why it’s not a ‘tax’

Written August 25th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Why is Albany’s new city services fee not a tax? Because if you don’t pay it, the city can’t put a lien on your property and eventually foreclose on your house.


Having failed, big white oak had to go

Written August 25th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A big old white oak, maybe one of the biggest in Albany, had to come down after being damaged last winter, and this week it did.


The last days to see this historic site

Written August 24th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

These are the last days of  Albany’s former Cumberland Presbyterian Church at its historic site. So if you want to refresh your memories of how it fit into the neighborhood, better take a look before it’s too late.


Council approves settlement of ‘Cannibal’ suit

Written August 23rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council Monday voted quickly and unanimously to approve a settlement of a lawsuit the city filed four years ago over the failure of a system at the city’s new sewage treatment plant.


 
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