A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Grazing on the courthouse lawn, a llama

Written October 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

This llama and his master — he seemed more like his friend — are frequent visitors to Albany. But Saturday I met them for the first time.

Still available, waiting for some kind of use

Written September 4th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Waiting for the Second Avenue signal at Ellsworth Street to turn green on Saturday night, I found myself staring at the vacant bank building across the way and wondering what use could possibly be made of it.

What’s this? A big party downtown!

Written September 3rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

At first, all I heard on a bike ride through Albany on Saturday night was the sound. Sounded like a band.

Restoration planned at downtown corner

Written July 28th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

An empty building in Albany’s Downtown Historic District would be restored pretty much to look the way it did a century ago, according to plans submitted to the city’s planning division.

Fire cause confirmed; it’s used fireworks

Written July 6th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Fire Department today confirmed that fireworks played a role in the fire that nearly destroyed the fourplex at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Ferry Street in downtown Albany on the evening of the Fourth of July.

Downtown commotion: Man in a tree

Written June 4th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Downtown Albany was partially blocked this morning (June 4) while law enforcement officers and firefighters watched a man up in a tree at the corner of First Avenue and Broadalbin Street.

At 4th and Calapooia, a few more weeks…

Written May 12th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

This week it looked like the long-contested redevelopment of this downtown Albany corner could finally begin. But not quite yet.

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