A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany students get a day off on Jan. 3

Written December 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Students in the Albany schools will get an extra day off at the end of their Christmas vacation. The board of Greater Albany Public Schools decided this during its 26-minute special meeting on Thursday night.

Decision about Central School is coming up

Written October 9th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Whether Albany’s historic Central School remains an elementary school may be decided on Monday. People interested in that issue get a chance to talk about it at a school board “listening session” from 5 to 6:30 that evening at the school.

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.

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