HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany center’s goal: Appeal to all ages

Written June 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Senior Center will be “rebranded” as the Riverfront Community Center when it reopens, probably this fall, after being all but shut down since March 2020 because of state rules to slow the spread of the Covid disease.


Senior center: What to call it when it reopens?

Written June 20th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When it reopens after being closed for a year because of Covid, the Albany Senior Center in Monteith Riverpark will try to attract residents of a wider age range and may operate under a new name.


The Waverly Duck and bigger stories

Written May 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Waverly Duck is back on the Albany pond for which it is named. That was one item of news the city council got in City Manager Peter Troedsson’s weekly summary Friday. The other items were a bigger deal, and one posed a puzzle.


Albany council heading toward added fee

Written April 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Staff work continues on a new Albany utility fee to support city services. And while no decision has been made to collect such a fee, no one on the council has objected in any of the meetings where it was discussed.


Council puts Hazelwood Park up for sale

Written April 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Close neighbors told the Albany City Council Wednesday how much little Hazelwood Park means to them, so much so that they have taken to trimming the grass and keeping ivy from climbing the trees. Half an hour later the council voted 5-1 to put the park up for sale.


‘Human relations:’ Council likes new draft

Written April 12th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council has settled on a new job description for its Human Relations Commission. But while the language is high on principles, it is short on details.


Night of the Purge: Council fires 5 volunteers

Written January 27th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Wednesday was the night of the purge in three of the volunteer commissions that advise the Albany City Council, something that I can’t remember happening before.


 
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