HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

West’s spiffy front also has a new address

Written June 6th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

There’s one odd little detail I had not noticed before about the new part of West Albany High School, the $62 million expansion that was completed this year. It’s that although the building hasn’t moved, its address has changed.


A little matter of stop signs

Written November 3rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Stop signs at this intersection, 12th Avenue and Elm Street in West Albany, were the subject of a brief discussion by the city council Monday. For a summary, take a look at the video below. Albany streets seem to sprout stop signs on every other block. The decision against adding two more on Elm at […]


Tempest tears through the west side

Written January 15th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Strong winds and rain whipped through the Willamette Valley this afternoon. And one gust caused this damage near the west end of Seventh Avenue in Albany, across from Riverside cemetery.


A big calamity, but this wasn’t it

Written July 10th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

This could have cost somebody his transportation. But it didn’t, proof that not all mishaps turn out to be calamities. I came across this scene on Albany’s Elm Street Saturday after taking a look at the aftermath of an actual calamity across town, the fire that destroyed the Burger King at Geary and 14th.


 
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