HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

They kept meeting in person during Covid

Written March 8th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Since the start of the Covid pandemic two years ago, the Linn County Board of Commissioners has been holding its weekly meetings as usual, in person and in public, unlike some other state and local government bodies.


When the ride seems like a cure

Written January 9th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

You can’t know how excellent a service the ambulance crews of the Albany Fire Department provide until you try it out. Twice in the last two weeks I had the unwelcome opportunity to do just that.


Happy New Year (we hope)

Written December 31st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

As 2021 ends, flags lowered to half staff seem like a fitting symbol all around.


Browsing the library shelves after Covid curbs

Written July 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

What a treat it was Wednesday to be able to walk around inside the Carnegie Library in downtown Albany, without an appointment or time limit, browsing the shelves, looking for something to read.


Seniors ask about future of Albany center

Written March 15th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Concerning the Albany Senior Center, closed for a year because of covid, one question might be what it has in common with a hookah bar.


Linn law enforcers: Trust the people

Written November 19th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The message was clear before, and it’s even clearer now: Violating the governor’s corona order may or may not kill you — most probably not — but it won’t land you in court or jail, at least not in Linn County.


In the Covid ‘freeze,’ expect no arrests

Written November 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Despite tough talk from Governor Brown, don’t expect anyone to be hauled off in handcuffs in Albany or elsewhere in Oregon for violating her new executive order for a coronavirus “freeze.”


 
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