HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Cameras record Albany traffic bottleneck

Written November 3rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Thursday night was one of those occasions where the new road cameras at Highway 20 and Spring Hill Drive might have been helpful — if drivers had looked at them before setting out.


Council stymied in allocating housing cash

Written October 12th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council lacked sufficient votes Wednesday to allocate part of the $1 million the city got from the state to spend toward easing various housing problems including homelessness.


Riverside is celebrating its 100-year-old hall

Written July 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

In the countryside south of Albany, the Riverside Community Hall has lasted for 100 years, and next month the community plans to celebrate the fact with a public event.


Albany swimming holes? Not hard to find

Written July 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On social media, I’ve seen questions along the lines of: “Where can we go swimming this summer?” By now these people new to the Albany area no doubt  have figured it out, but if not, here’s a suggestion or two.


Why is this Albany’s ‘Main Street’?

Written May 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A reader who moved to Albany last summer had a question: How come the city’s Main Street is nowhere near the downtown business district, where Main Streets are typically found in American towns?


Riverside trail: Passage blocked at Bowman

Written May 13th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

In a story on April 25, I wondered whether the trail along the Willamette River between Bowman and Simpson parks would stay open during the construction of The Banks, a 120-unit apartment complex. As of Thursday night, the answer was yes and no.


Nine minutes on the southern Periwinkle Path

Written February 6th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Anything new on the southern leg of Albany’s Periwinkle Bikepath? Not really, as I learned when I took a quick look on Saturday.


 
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