HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

New during Covid era: Drive-up flu shots

Written October 3rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Cars waiting in line formed a queue two or three blocks long on S.W. Seventh Avenue in Albany on Saturday morning. The attraction? Drive-up flu shots.


Donated face masks? Samaritan answers

Written March 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

In the coronavirus emergency the question of donated face masks, some of them homemade, has come up. Can medical providers use them, or are they using them? Samaritan Health Services has provided an answer.


Samaritan has eye on Millersburg

Written April 15th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Samaritan Health Services may be cutting back on expenses, but it’s also looking to the future, and it sees part of that future in Millersburg. That’s according to a proposed three-way property-and-road agreement between the city of Millersburg, Samaritan and Linn County.


A wave of development on Hickory Street

Written October 19th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Vacant land on both sides of Hickory Street in North Albany may not stay vacant for long, judging by applications pending at City Hall, although the timing of the respective developments is unclear.


The litter smokers leave behind

Written January 21st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

While the country is still reverberating with blather about the president’s State of the Union speech, let us turn to a much more mundane yet real phenomenon: the environmental pollution that was made worse when building owners everywhere decided to ban smoking indoors.


 
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