HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Small district’s water service is assured

Written September 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Customers in the Dumbeck Lane Water District got reassuring news Wednesday. Arrangements have been made for continued water service after their small district outside the urban growth boundary in North Albany goes out of business this fall.


North Albany housing project: Another step

Written July 18th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Portland owner of about 15 acres in North Albany has taken another preliminary step in a project to build 195 townhomes and duplexes on the land.


Offer for city land in N.A.: Save it as is

Written July 9th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Three years ago I got a look at a piece of wooded city-owned land in North Albany that included a meadow running down to a pond. The city is planning to sell the property, and the owner of a neighboring property has offered to buy and preserve it as a kind of private nature reserve.


Repaving Gibson Hill: Wait till next year

Written May 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Many North Albany commuters have learned to dodge the cracks and rough spots in the pavement on Gibson Hill Road, which is good because they’ll have to do so for at least another year.


Why Gibson Hill signals are still dark

Written November 19th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There is a reason why the new traffic signals at Crocker Lane and Gibson Hill Road in North Albany aren’t working even though the installation looks finished. And you won’t be surprised that the blame, like for everything else, falls on Covid-19.


A stand of timber outside Albany: Gone

Written December 5th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

“Have you been out Palestine Road lately?” Brenda Stevens Herbst asked on Facebook Wednesday. “Logging like crazy. Wonder what’s going on.” I went to take a look on Thursday afternoon, and the photo shows the result.


The Answer Man on Crocker Lane

Written October 3rd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

On Sept. 25 a reader wondered when the street construction on Crocker Lane in North Albany would be finished. It took me a week to remember to ask Albany Public Works, but today I finally did.


 
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