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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

After this fire, an excess of caution?

Written August 29th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

You can’t say Albany city officials are not cautious. Overly, extra, super cautious sometimes. As when they kept Simpson Park and the Talking Water Gardens off limits a full day after a fire nearly a mile away was put out.


Planning over, it’s building time

Written August 9th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Everybody in Albany surely knows about the Albany fire and police buildings on which construction is starting now. So I thought, anyway. But on Tuesday somebody working in a downtown shop asked me if I knew what was going on where the old downtown fire station used to be. So I guess a recap would not hurt.


The cause: An overturned gas can

Written July 11th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Spot news is not normally the business of this site. But there are exceptions. For instance: The Albany Fire Department announced Monday afternoon that the Saturday fire that destroyed the Burger King at 1435 Geary St. S.E. was the result of an accident. It happened when gasoline leaking from an overturned gas can was ignited, “more than […]

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Design firm picked for police, fire buildings

Written November 12th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

If Albany gets the voters’ OK to go ahead with building a new police headquarters and a downtown fire station, the Mackenzie firm of architects most likely will get the job of designing both.


 
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