A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Boardwalk isn’t getting rebuilt; here’s why

Written June 13th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

There’s a short boardwalk or wooden walkway along Albany’s Dave Clark Riverfront Path. It is showing its age of about 40 years, but it won’t be replaced or rebuilt as part of the city’s $21.5 million Waterfront Project. Why not?

A riverfront place to take your grandkids

Written May 2nd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The new playground in Monteith Riverpark is coming along, and now a couple of things I wondered about have been cleared up.

Dwelling on the riverfront: It’s a big project

Written April 17th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

This corner of Water Avenue in Albany is one of the places where a new pedestrian access to the Dave Clark Riverfront Park is being opened up.

Heavy work: New park crossing in place

Written March 26th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

At the risk of overdoing reports on the heavy work to redo the Water Avenue railroad crossings in Albany, here’s another one.

A week later, checking on Water Avenue

Written March 5th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

After a few days away, the bike and I returned to my Albany riverside beat on Monday and found that much had changed since the week before.

Riverfront project: Where things stand now

Written February 14th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The two river-viewing piers on Albany’s waterfront have been closed to the public for reconstruction since last spring, but now there’s a sign of some progress.

Albany working with firm on downtown hotel

Written June 12th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials have been working with Obie Companies, a Eugene developer, to explore the possibility of building a downtown hotel and related amenities, City Manager Peter Troedsson announced on Monday.

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