HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Paying for bags: The honor system at work

Written January 1st, 2020 by Hasso Hering
grocery sacks

On the first day of Oregon’s new law on grocery carry-out bags, the answer is that yes, as I had supposed on Monday, part of it will rely on the honor system.


Oregon’s great bag switch is at hand

Written December 30th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

You have to admit there’s a certain amount of suspense over how Albany retailers will handle the legislature’s ban on plastic carry-out bags, which takes effect Wednesday.


Plastic bags: A few weeks left to stock up

Written November 12th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Only about six weeks are left before single-use plastic checkout bags are banned in Oregon. Better stock up while you can. Because soon you’re going to have to buy substitutes for all the uses for which you now get plastic bags free.


At Freddy’s, plastic bags on way out

Written August 26th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

No idea for how much longer you’ll be able to get plastic bags like this at the Albany Fred Meyer, but its parent company says it will stop giving them out in no more than seven years.


Exciting (ahem) demolition update

Written March 27th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

In case you missed it, last week I mentioned the perhaps less-than-exciting news that the Fred Meyer store in Albany was getting ready to demolish this former Hollywood Video store on its property. Well, on Wednesday the demolition had progressed, but the remnant of the “Hollywood Hills” false front was still visible. When getting its demolition permit from the […]


Relic of video-store era will vanish

Written March 21st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Here’s an update on the Albany scene, literally the scene. Pretty soon there will be nothing but empty space where the former Hollywood video store sits on Santiam Highway.


 
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