A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Storm debris at Bryant; other parks worse

Written February 18th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Bryant Park in Albany has been closed to motor traffic for weeks, so there was no need for hurry in clearing away the wreckage left by the ice storm of Saturday last.

Pickleball conflict moot; courts not finished

Written November 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Should the public be allowed to use the new pickleball courts at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany during the Covid era?  That question has become moot for now because the courts won’t be finished this year.

Albany Senior Center when Covid is over

Written October 20th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

For today’s episode, how about a little rumor control concerning the future of the Albany Senior Center once the Covid crisis is safely in the past?

Despite Covid: Why hoops are coming back

Written October 7th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Because of Covid-19, hoops disappeared from the basketball courts in Albany parks last spring. Now they are coming back even though the pandemic is still going strong.

Why park’s lawn is tan: A little story

Written September 1st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Like many lawns all over Albany, Takena Park has gone mostly tan this summer. Is that a story? Not really, but maybe a little one.

City parks and portables — just one question

Written August 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you’ve been wondering why Albany park restrooms have been closed this summer, the reason, like for so much else these days, is the new coronavirus.

City agrees to try to save this tree

Written August 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There’s a tree at the back entrance to Teloh Calapooia Park in South Albany, and its roots are causing trouble. But a plan to take it out has been set aside for now after people in the neighborhood asked the parks department to take another look.

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