HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Riverfront beat: No place for naps

Written October 10th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Sooner or later, I thought while riding my riverfront beat on Saturday, efforts to revive Albany’s riverfront will have to deal with the question of how to attract more customers, residents, visitors and even home buyers to a place where the homeless often hang out.


Lighting the Dave Clark Path: A tryout

Written April 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s Dave Clark Path will be much brighter at night — and presumably safer — once the city goes ahead with its plan to install new lights along the riverside trail and in Monteith Riverpark. How much brighter? Well, take a look at the video taken during a demonstration Thursday night of just how the fixtures would work.


Albany’s welcoming roundabout

Written October 15th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Looks like Albany’s newest roundabout will welcome drivers to the city’s historic districts, at a cost so far estimated at between $70,000 and $90,000 including landscaping.


The riverfront beat: A slight detour

Written September 16th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The latest from the Albany riverfront beat: The Dave Clark Path was partially blocked on Tuesday afternoon, and it looked like the work might go on for a few more days.


Dave Clark Path: And after dark?

Written September 12th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

I’m not sure how much traffic there is on Albany’s Dave Clark Path along the Willamette River after dark, but whatever there is it might soon benefit from a little more light. Not necessarily from this thing, though.


Death off the Dave Clark Path II

Written August 6th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

  As I expected on Monday, the body found on the Willamette riverfront off the Dave Cark Path that day has turned out to be that of a “local transient,” as the Democrat-Herald put it on its website Wednesday afternoon. Though the cause of death of this young woman was not yet known, it did not look […]


Death off the Dave Clark Path

Written August 4th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The last thing users of Albany’s Dave Clark riverside path should expect is death and decay. But then again, maybe we should not be all that surprised when someone finds exactly that.


 
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