HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Archaeologists dig at Albany apartment site

Written August 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

An archaeological team continued working Monday at the construction site of “The Banks” apartment project near Bowman Park on the Willamette River. Exactly what they are finding, if anything, remains a matter of speculation.


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.


Probably not what the builders expected

Written June 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Preparing the site for the construction of The Banks apartment complex on Albany’s riverfront produced what may have been a surprise to the builders: They uncovered the opening of an underground void or tunnel.


Giving credit for public art … and it’s free!

Written June 13th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When I reported on the remarkable new mural at the Albany Skatepark on June 1, I could not find a clue to who had painted it. Thanks to a reader’s suggestion I now have information on that point.


On Linn Avenue, apartment site cleared of trees

Written May 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The 1900 block of Northeast Linn Avenue looked a lot less leafy this afternoon than it used to. As expected, logging had begun on the north side of the street to make room for “The Banks,” a 120-unit apartment complex on the Willamette river.


Riverside apartments get renewed city OK

Written December 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany city planning staff Monday approved — again — a site plan for “The Banks,” a 120-unit apartment complex just east of Bowman Park on the Willamette River.


It’s the season — for the rivers to rise

Written December 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Every time there’s heavy rain, the Albany rivers rise, and they did so this time as well. Anticipating this, the Albany Parks Department closed the gates to Bryant Park. You can still get in on foot or on a bike, as I did this morning. Other people did as well, walking with their children or […]


 
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