HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On the riverfront beat, a case of false alarm

Written January 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It looked like a serious situation, and it could have been, with Albany police and the fire department deployed on the banks of the Willamette River and a drone flying overhead.


Another day on the Dave Clark Path

Written September 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

On Albany’s Dave Clark Riverfront Path you routinely encounter walkers, with or without dogs, and the occasional person on a scooter or bike. And now and then you see something of which you don’t know what to make.


On the riverfront path: Fire in a big tree

Written June 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you go west on Albany’s Dave Clark Riverfront Path, on your right just before you cross under the Lyon Street Bridge you see this partially burned-out cottonwood trunk .


Homeless camps on Albany paths: An update

Written May 27th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The homeless camp on the Dave Clark Riverfront Path featured in Friday’s story had been cleared by Friday afternoon.


A new addition on the Dave Clark Path

Written May 27th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

There have been improvised homeless camps along the Willamette River in Albany for years, but not up on the Dave Clark Riverfront Path — until now.


About that riverside box, let’s speculate

Written March 11th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It’s nearly two years since I wondered here about this box-like structure off the Dave Clark Path on Albany’s riverfront. I still don’t know why it is there or what its purpose used to be. But now I’m prepared to venture a hypothesis. And  I hope somebody can tell me what it really was. (Somebody […]


Increase sought in CARA’s waterfront contract

Written January 17th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s urban renewal program has been working on plans for redoing the Willamette riverfront for about three years. Now the city is getting ready to take the next step toward carrying out the plans.


 
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