HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Decision 6 years ago still yields citations

Written August 16th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

See that little yellow thing on the windshield? It’s a parking ticket, and it illustrates that a decision Albany city officials made six years ago still serves to irritate some people.


Contract post office closes; reopening uncertain

Written June 3rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

There had been a satellite post office in the Carriage House Plaza, the strip mall in Albany’s Willamette Neighborhood, for 40-some years. Now it is closed. It’s an open question whether a new one will reopen there, somewhere else, or not at all.


A turnaround in angled back-in parking

Written July 5th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Well, what do you know. After more than a year, the left-side, back-in, angled parking on Second Avenue in Albany may no longer be an issue


Left angled backing in, still too weird?

Written April 9th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Still not completely catching on, is it, this required back-in parking on the left side of one-way Second Avenue on the south side of the post office.


Headway on church move and PO

Written July 24th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The mayor’s work group on historic Albany properties is making headway on its two projects: moving and restoring the former Cumberland Presbyterian Church and contacting the Postal Service about finding another site for its downtown post office.


It’s back! Postal convenience!

Written July 7th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

This is not the kind of breaking news that in the old days might have stopped the press, but from the standpoint of convenience it’s a big deal: The drive-up drop box outside the Albany Post Office on First Avenue has been restored.


Albany postmaster: Move? Why?

Written May 15th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s new postmaster has been hearing about the idea that the post office should move. But she has a question: “Why should we move when we own this building?”


 
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