A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.

Dave Clark Path: And after dark?

Written September 12th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

I’m not sure how much traffic there is on Albany’s Dave Clark Path along the Willamette River after dark, but whatever there is it might soon benefit from a little more light. Not necessarily from this thing, though.

Death off the Dave Clark Path

Written August 4th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The last thing users of Albany’s Dave Clark riverside path should expect is death and decay. But then again, maybe we should not be all that surprised when someone finds exactly that.

Bicycling: A cop’s ride

Written June 22nd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Most bicyclists want their rig and outfit to be as light as possible. No such luck if you’re riding a bike on police patrol. Here’s a quick video tour of the police bicycle ridden by Officer Jorge Salang of the Albany Police Department’s community resource unit.

What to do about taggers

Written December 19th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

In Albany, now would be as good a time as any to wipe off or paint over the graffiti that have started to show up here and there along one of my bike routes and possibly elsewhere. Tagging is likely to get out of hand if we don’t.

A life saver is recognized

Written December 4th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

A man talked of suicide and set himself on fire near the roundabout on Albany’s Knox Butte Road last Aug. 20. Police Officer Sam Posthuma kept him from completing that plan, and for that the officer has now been honored for saving the man’s life.

Motorcycle cops again?

Written November 9th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

Is the Albany Police Department reviving its motorcycle patrols? That’s what I wondered on Friday when I was driving into town and followed a cop on a motorbike on North Albany Road. But, alas, it isn’t so.

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