HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Back-in parking: A matter of inches

Written April 6th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

So how’s Albany’s new back-in angled parking working out? OK, I guess, but I’m getting a little worried about the new trees the city just paid to have planted.


What saving old church might cost

Written March 6th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Saving the old church building at Main Street and Santiam Road in Albany won’t be cheap, if it’s possible at all. That much was obvious from the first meeting of a work group formed by Mayor Sharon Konopa.


Post office parking: The sequel

Written February 10th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

On a super-local subject, there’s been a lot of talk about parking at the Albany Post Office lately, most recently at the city council meeting Wednesday. But on Friday there was no parking at all as construction blocked both the lot and adjoining streets, making mailing a letter more of a challenge than usual.


Albany PO: No plans to move

Written January 31st, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Mayor Sharon Konopa would like the Albany Post Office to find another site in town, but the U.S. Postal Service has no plans to move and says it would find it difficult to do so.


Mayor: Let’s move that old church

Written January 23rd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa has an idea for the historic Cumberland Presbyterian Church: Move it away from the corner of Santiam Road and Main Street, where it was built in 1892.


When darkness falls at 97321

Written July 27th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Albany this year has managed to light up the riverside Dave Clark Path and nearby Monteith Riverpark, so maybe now something could be done to pierce the darkness that descends on the parking lot of the Albany Post Office after the sun goes down.


CARA backs into angled parking

Written May 18th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Diagonal parking spaces are coming to one side of three streets around the Albany Post Office, and the city’s urban renewal advisory board decided Wednesday that the new spaces will be of the back-in type.


 
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