HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Sewer project has first real test: It works!

Written December 23rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

In case you missed it, unlikely as that is, last weekend we had our first episode of heavy rain this winter. And guess what: Albany’s Riverfront Interceptor, a big sewer main that drains most of the central part of town, did NOT overflow.


Edgewater: Completed in 2020, as planned

Written December 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Before this Covid-scarred year of 2020 is over, let’s not forget that a big development project supported by Albany’s urban renewal program has been successfully completed.


Pushback, but riverfront project moves on

Written November 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s project to redevelop the Willamette riverfront is moving to the next stage in the design, but there was pushback Wednesday during a meeting of the CARA Advisory Board.


A concrete mystery: What was this?

Written August 8th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

For years, three or four times a week, I have passed this concrete ruin by the side of Albany’s Dave Clark Riverfront Path without thinking anything about it. The other day I finally wondered what it was a ruin of.


See how clear of vines this path is now

Written July 29th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As I say above, today I found the Dave Clark Path on Albany’s Willamette Riverfront cleared of the blackberry bushes and thorny vines that threatened to snag walkers and bike riders the last few weeks.


Details emerge in Albany riverfront planning

Written July 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Building a new stage in Monteith Riverpark. Moving the senior center somewhere else in town and putting a market pavilion in its place. Making a boat landing down by the river.


Where’s the river in these views?

Written June 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

You could sit here, on one of the benches thoughtfully provided along this segment of Albany’s Dave Clark Path, and look across the Willamette River, admiring the view. You could, that is, if it weren’t for the bushes and the trees.


 
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