HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Exactly what’s a ‘school day’ anyway?

Written April 7th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On streets running past most schools, the signs say the 20 mph speed limit applies during certain hours on “school days.” But what exactly is a “school day”?


Expect three new faces on GAPS board

Written March 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On rides last week and again Sunday, this was the only campaign sign for Albany School Board I had seen. It reminded me that the filing deadline for the May 18 elections was last Thursday, and it led to a surprise.


Whom we should thank for new schools

Written September 18th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Nice thought, that banner outside the new Oak Grove School in North Albany, but are they thanking the right people?


For Liberty, less lawn and more parking

Written May 19th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The Albany planning division has invited public comment before issuing a conditional use permit for an expansion of the parking lot at Liberty School. It’s hard to see the point since the school board has already awarded a construction contract for the work.


Now it’s RedHawks almost everywhere

Written August 22nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

You’re looking at the back of the press box at RedHawks Stadium, the renamed athletic field of South Albany High School.


School bond and the price of mocha?

Written February 29th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

An advisory committee last year worked up a plan for repairing, expanding or replacing buildings and related facilities in the Greater Albany Public Schools with a price tag of $117 million. In that connection, somebody in one of the committee discussions last fall mentioned the price of a Starbucks beverage, and that worries me a […]


Plastic turf and other school ideas

Written August 12th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Here’s what the new artificial turf for South Albany’s football field looks like up close. It looks the way it feels: artificial. Chances are it will appear more like a natural surface once tons of sand have been spread in between the blades of plastic grass.


 
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