HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany announces choice for chief of police

Written November 26th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Marcia Harnden, a captain in the police force of Bellevue, Wash., has been selected as the next chief of the Albany Police Department.


Albany lists city wages paid last year

Written April 29th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

At City Hall, the staff has compiled a list of Albany city employees and how much each earned last year, then furnished the information to OpenTheBooks.com.


Working on a NA traffic solution

Written January 29th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

North Albany commuters may be glad to learn that traffic experts are looking at the intersection of Gibson Hill Road and Crocker Lane, where making left turns often involves a considerable wait.


Blocking our view: Talk about bushes

Written November 6th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

On Monday and Tuesday, Albany city employees plan to sweep the town of temporary signs placed in the right of way along major streets. Some of us think those signs, most of them little A-frames, are less of an annoyance than the landscaping on many corners that keeps us from seeing what’s coming down the street.


Roundabout news: It’ll look better

Written July 7th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

And here is further exciting news from the Albany infrastructure beat. Well, maybe not exciting but at least mildly interesting to those who have complained about the sad shape of the Main Street roundabout built in 2014.


The Answer Man: Signals on 34th

Written July 2nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

This was the question that arrived via email from an Albany reader: “What is going on with the traffic lights that are supposed to be put in at 34th Avenue and Marion and 34th Avenue and Hill?” As luck would have it, the Answer Man is in.


Talking Waters: Upkeep required

Written June 23rd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

It’s not as though Albany’s Talking Water Gardens just sits there, minding its own business and tolerating the odd cyclist pedaling along its trails. No, it evidently requires a fair amount of maintenance to keep it looking like a natural landscape and performing the water-cleaning job for which it was built.


 
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