HASSO HERING

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Albany school construction: Keeping track

Written December 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

From the street, you don’t see much of the progress the builders are making on the $62 million expansion of West Albany High School. But there’s a way to get a better picture, one that’s detailed and complete: The monthly report.


Improper zone? Driver presents his case

Written January 28th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

In Albany Municipal Court on Monday, Johnny Scot Van Ras made his case against the 20 mph speed zone on Waverly Drive on the east side of the athletic fields of South Albany High School. His argument was that the school zone on the 40-mph arterial street wasn’t properly established because of two shortcomings: Contrary […]


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.


Request: Remove school speed zone

Written August 9th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

When Diane Conrad asked the Albany City Council to remove a 20 mph school zone, she probably spoke for many motorists. The zone on Southeast Waverly Drive disrupts traffic but isn’t needed for safety, she argued, and she asked the city to remove it.


Congratulations on a fitting new name

Written May 30th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

They didn’t ask me, obviously, but I would say the students at South Albany High School picked themselves a pretty good mascot and name for their various teams.


At South, a tricky naming task awaits

Written April 27th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

I don’t envy whoever has to come up with a new name for the South Albany High School teams in various sports.


High school cell towers get city OK

Written March 8th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Verizon Wireless customers in the neighborhoods around South and West Albany high schools can look forward to improved cell phone service now that the city planning staff has approved plans for new towers.


 
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