HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

New pickleball courts: Finished and open

Written July 31st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Two years after the Albany City Council approved their construction, new pickleball courts at Linn-Benton Community College are ready for play. While the college still has a sign saying the campus is closed to public use, City Manager Peter Troedsson says the courts are open.


A spiffy new road in order to add jobs

Written December 19th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you like new pavement and modern street improvements such as “stormwater quality planters,” go and check out Lochner Road on the south side of Albany.


Why pickleball courts have been delayed

Written July 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you’re among the people in Albany wondering why there’s been no progress on the new pickleball courts at Linn-Benton Community College, this story is for you.


Pickleball court project starts at LBCC

Written May 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If they haven’t heard already, Albany pickleball players may be glad to know that work has started on converting the tennis courts at Linn-Benton Community College for their sport.


Not corona: Lochner contract OK’d

Written April 12th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Coronavirus or no virus, the bread-and-butter work of city administration continues. The Albany City Council last week approved a contract to rebuild Lochner Road to help the SnoTemp company to expand its cold-storage operation and eventually add jobs.


It’s not corona; no, it’s just asphalt

Written April 7th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

New paving may not sound like an earthshaking development, but during these Days of Corona, if something has nothing to do with the virus it should be worth at least a brief look.


Belmont Avenue, almost done

Written October 26th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s project to replace two old culverts on Belmont Avenue S.W. looks like it’s almost finished. The road-closure signs were in some disarray on Sunday, perhaps shoved around by high winds. (And it wasn’t completely clear why the street was still closed to traffic as the pavement on the new crossing looked complete.)


 
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