HIT: To Cayuga Community College and the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency for teaming up to fight hunger in the area.

The college and the agency will utilize a new high tunnel greenhouse at CCC that will produce fresh vegetables that will be donated to the Calvary Food Pantry.

The greenhouse can also grow vegetables in the winter, meaning it can help all year, not just during the normal growing season.

CCC will also use the greenhouse as a training site where agricultural topics can be taught.

This is a great partnership that creates many benefits.


MISS: To an Auburn man who was charged earlier this week with animal cruelty.

The charges come from accusations that the man stabbed a dog who urinated on the floor of a house the man was staying at.

No matter the circumstances, there is no excuse for intentionally hurting an animal.

Animal cruelty is a crime that is taken seriously in New York, as the man faces felony charges which could mean serious jail time if he is convicted.

Hopefully this case will serve as a deterrent from others who may consider abusing an animal. It is a horrible crime.


HIT: To a pair of women — Maggie Gotch and Kate Pinckney — who are helping put on a fundraiser to raise awareness of Crohn's disease.

Both women each have a sister who has Crohn's, a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.

The fundraiser will be held at Sunday afternoon at Tinkers Guild on Franklin Street in Auburn.

Proceeds will be donated to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

Their efforts show how much they love their sisters and want to help others.


MISS: To a Central Square man who admitted in Cayuga County Court this week that he choked a woman in what the district attorney characterized as a domestic incident.

The woman had a protection order against the man but it wasn't enough to deter him.

Cayuga County residents are sadly aware of the impact of domestic violence and this case is a reminder that it still happens far too often.

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