A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Mirror pond still reflects Periwinkle School

Written January 28th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

At the risk of seeming repetitive, here’s another look from Albany’s Periwinkle Park toward Periwinkle Elementary School, taken Sunday.

Draining a ‘lake’ behind Albany school

Written January 26th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The huge puddle behind Perwinkle Elementary School in Albany was being drained today, the city parks department reports.

Take a look at that lake behind a school

Written January 24th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

On social media I read about a great big puddle behind Albany’s Periwinkle Elementary School. On Wednesday the bike took me there so I could see it for myself.

They made it: New pavement complete on Queen

Written September 2nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

After being closed to through traffic since June 20, all of Albany’s Queen Avenue between the west city limit and Pacific Boulevard is once again open for traffic — and on brand-new pavement.

Unlocking the grounds when school is out

Written August 14th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It’s been a long tradition in Albany schools that the grounds be open to the public when classes are not in session, like during the summer. Lately at least two school yards were locked down tight instead, but now the district says they’ll be open again.

Council rejects schools’ request on driveway

Written June 14th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council Wednesday denied a request by Greater Albany Public Schools to let bus barn employees routinely drive through a residential neighborhood to get to and from work.

Central School upgrade: The estimate soars

Written October 31st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The fate of Albany’s historic Central School appears unsettled once again now that the school board has received new estimates of what it would cost to make improvements.

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