HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Carnegie Library looks safe in budget crunch

Written September 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

When and if Albany’s public libraries reopen after the corona crisis, the downtown Carnegie branch stands a good chance of staying in operation despite the city’s budget problems, judging by what candidates in the Nov. 3 council election say.


Budget trouble: Albany gets harsh projections

Written July 20th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany residents might as well get ready to expect cutbacks in city programs and services over the next few years.


What corona may do to this library

Written May 4th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Like a lot of other places, Albany’s two public libraries have been closed to the public since mid-March. The library director says they’ll stay closed at least until the governor lifts her “stay-home” order. This may have one of two possible results.


Carnegie Library still on the chopping block

Written October 10th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Closing the Carnegie Library downtown is still not off the table of potential steps the Albany City Council is considering to save money in the next few years. But no definite agreement on that or anything else emerged from yet another round of council budget discussions Wednesday night.


Is it twilight for downtown library?

Written July 23rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Casting about for ways to save money, the Albany City Council is talking about possibly “repurposing” the downtown Carnegie Library. What that means, apparently, is closing the library and using the building for something else.


The old sources confirm: No ‘s’ on Lyon

Written February 3rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Though not, admittedly, among the burning issues of the day, how to spell Albany’s Lyon Street is occasionally in dispute. People tend to spell it with an “s” at the end of Lyon, but the “s” does not belong there.


Downtown discovery: Gems of the past

Written October 5th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Pretty much by chance the other day, I found myself in the basement room that holds the Oregon Collection at Albany’s Carnegie Library downtown. It’s the place to be if you’re interested in what happened in our town and state long before you and I got here.


 
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