HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Our Days of Corona: Watch construction

Written April 3rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

People meandering around Albany, on foot or on the bike, for something to do during these Days of Corona don’t have many sights to attract their attention. So how about watching the goings-on at construction sites?


Lift parking limits near West? Council says no

Written September 13th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Because of all the construction at West Albany High, students driving to school this year are having more trouble than usual finding a place to park. A proposal to help them by temporarily suspending parking limits in the neighborhood north of the school found no favor with the city council this week.


Tennis at West: Moving the courts

Written November 15th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

This may be of interest if you play tennis at West Albany High School, as a student or, outside of school hours, a member of the public.


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.


Cell antennas planned at high schools

Written January 8th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The Verizon wireless company has been negotiating for the right to replace two light poles at the athletic fields of South and West Albany high schools with slightly taller masts that would hold cell phone antennas in addition to the lights. No objections have been filed at West, but three residents near South submitted comments […]


Suddenly, a newly popular book

Written June 2nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

If you want to increase local interest in a particular book, one sure-fire method is to object to its being used in a high school class. This I realized Tuesday when I tried to find a copy of “The Handmaid’s Tale” by the Canadian writer Margaret Atwood.


 
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