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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A riverfront update: Look at that log pile

Written January 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

As you would expect, the pile of trash, logs and smaller bits of driftwood under the Albany railroad bridge on the Willamette River is getting bigger this winter.


New year already? Man, that was fast

Written December 31st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The only point of this entry on hh-today.com is to thank you readers and to wish you all a happy new year, which is what I tried to do here:


Puzzled by something at the Ellsworth Bridge

Written November 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

On a bike ride last weekend I found myself under the Albany bridges over the Willamette River. That’s when I noticed a structural detail I had not seen before, something I wish somebody could explain.


‘The Banks’ honors indigenous people

Written October 24th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Like every place in the mid-valley, the site of The Banks, a 120-unit apartment complex nearing completion on the Willamette River in Albany, is built on land once occupied by indigenous people.


Riverfront beat: Taking a look at The Banks

Written October 3rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

They’ve installed bike racks at The Banks, the 120-unit apartment complex under construction on the Willamette River near Bowman Park in Albany. So things are looking up.


On the riverfront: What kind of development?

Written September 28th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

With nothing more urgent on my plate, I stopped on the Albany riverfront Tuesday evening to look around. What I saw was nothing sensational or new, but it prompted me to say:


A growing ‘attraction’ on the Clark Path

Written September 17th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Is there anything special about the view above? Nope, not really. Except that the pile of driftwood jammed up against the pier is bigger than it was.


 
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