A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Riverfront beat: No place for naps

Written October 10th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Sooner or later, I thought while riding my riverfront beat on Saturday, efforts to revive Albany’s riverfront will have to deal with the question of how to attract more customers, residents, visitors and even home buyers to a place where the homeless often hang out.

Close call at a blind corner

Written September 28th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

If you’re looking for a respite from bad news about politics and everything else that’s going wrong, you have come to the right place. This is the home of the mundane. Like blind corners on one of my bike routes along the Albany riverfront.

Riverfront beat: Wheelhouse update

Written September 21st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

On the riverfront beat, there’s an encouraging update from the Wheelhouse, which became an instant landmark on the Willamette River when it was completed in 2010. Much of the four-story building sat vacant in the years since then, but now it is filling up.

On the riverfront: Wheelhouse news

Written July 22nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The riverfront is my beat, as I believe I have pointed out from time to time, and there’s news from the Wheelhouse.

Death off the Dave Clark Path II

Written August 6th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

  As I expected on Monday, the body found on the Willamette riverfront off the Dave Cark Path that day has turned out to be that of a “local transient,” as the Democrat-Herald put it on its website Wednesday afternoon. Though the cause of death of this young woman was not yet known, it did not look […]

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.

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