HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany school construction: Keeping track

Written December 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

From the street, you don’t see much of the progress the builders are making on the $62 million expansion of West Albany High School. But there’s a way to get a better picture, one that’s detailed and complete: The monthly report.


Two-way conversion? They’ll talk about it

Written December 29th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There’s a lot to consider if Albany should ever want to go back to two-way streets in the commercial section of downtown. The city’s Traffic Safety Commission will discuss it on Monday, Jan. 4.


Riverside apartments get renewed city OK

Written December 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany city planning staff Monday approved — again — a site plan for “The Banks,” a 120-unit apartment complex just east of Bowman Park on the Willamette River.


Albany mural: Who painted it and when

Written December 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On Dec. 8 I left you hanging about the striking mural I had discovered on an out-of-the-way Albany wall. I didn’t know anything about it then. Now I’ve learned at least a little.


On the curves of Hwy. 34, a sign upgrade

Written December 25th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This is a curve advisory speed sign on OR 34, and ODOT says it wants to upgrade signs like this between Waldport and Philomath starting in 2021. But how will they keep this change from giving drivers the wrong idea?


Christmas Eve on the Periwinkle Bikepath

Written December 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

What’s better on Christmas Eve than a quick bike ride through town, including a short jaunt on a segment of Albany’s Periwinkle Bikepath?


Sewer project has first real test: It works!

Written December 23rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

In case you missed it, unlikely as that is, last weekend we had our first episode of heavy rain this winter. And guess what: Albany’s Riverfront Interceptor, a big sewer main that drains most of the central part of town, did NOT overflow.


 
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