A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A question about crosswalk flashing lights

Written February 1st, 2024 by Hasso Hering

“I was wondering if you could find out some information,” Pamela Tackett Woitt asked. Yes, I could. And I did.

At Santiam and Bain, a lot of progress

Written December 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

For more than five years, the rebuilding of a restaurant on Santiam Highway in Albany had been lagging, but there’s been a lot of progress in the last few months.

New Albany car dealerships in the works

Written October 29th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

In case you had not noticed, two new car dealerships are under construction in Albany. On an errand east of I-5 earlier this month, I shot a couple of photos of one of the sites.

Tire store delay: Here’s an explanation

Written March 10th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

A few days ago, somebody on Facebook challenged me to find out why the new Albany Discount Tire store at 2860 Santiam Hwy. had not yet opened.

It’s all a matter of context and frame

Written January 28th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Sometimes, maybe even lots of times, it matters how you frame something. Take, for example, this business sign for drive-through dentistry on Santiam Highway in Albany.

A new intersection feature: Thermal detectors

Written January 25th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Following up on the new signal installations on two Albany highways, here’s a revelation: Yes, ODOT did put in new cameras, but they look not for vehicles but for people on foot.

Looking up at signals, and here’s why

Written December 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

There was a reason I parked at Waverly Park and started walking around, craning my neck and pointing my phone at the new signal installations on Pacific Boulevard, at Albany Avenue on one side and Airport Road on the other.

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