HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Things you see when you actually look

Written February 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

If you go down to the Albany riverfront during this week’s controversial removal of about 80 trees, you’ll be able to see for yourself at least two things.


Tree cutting under way at riverfront

Written February 23rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Tree cutting began Thursday along Albany’s Willamette Riverfront to prepare for the city’s “Waterfront Project.” Posted signs said the operation would go through Feb. 28.


Get ready for tree cutting at Monteith Park

Written February 2nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

If you visit Monteith Riverpark in Albany this week, you can’t miss the pink X’s on dozens of trees. All the trees thus marked are scheduled to be cut down before the month is out.


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.


Music and a chance to ward off Covid too

Written July 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On Thursday night I was just going to ride my bike past the season’s first River Rhythms concert and continue down the riverfront. But a sign at the corner stopped me.


Park concerts: Forget tickets and crowd limits

Written July 1st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

As you have probably heard, the end of Covid restrictions on public gatherings has caused Albany Parks and Recreation to drop its plan to restrict attendance at this summer’s concerts in Monteith Riverpark and charge $5 to get in.


Riverfront project: Check the final design

Written March 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany and its consultants, Walker Macy, have published the final designs of the proposed riverfront redevelopment project. They ask people to take a look at the details online.


 
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