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Wells College seniors march to their seats in front of Macmillan Hall in Aurora for the start of the 2016 commencement.

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HIT: To a partnership between Cayuga County's two institutions of higher learning.

Wells College and Cayuga Community College are working together to help some of CCC's top students make the transition to Wells. The agreement guarantees admission to Wells for CCC scholars who meet particular course credit guidelines and maintain good grades. In addition to being an attractive opportunity for some students looking to transfer to Wells, the program comes with a financial incentive, as well, with minimum scholarships of $22,000 a year for those who qualify.

MISS: To an act that put many lives in danger.

An Auburn man was sentenced to state prison this week for intentionally setting fire to a two-story home in 2016. A total of 16 people lived in the building, and everyone who was home at the time made it out safely. The fire, however, killed three family pets and caused $75,000 damage to the structure. The home next door was damaged by flames, as well, to the tune of $15,000.

The court took into consideration the man's drug-induced intoxication at the time of the crime and the fact that he had not been in trouble before, but the seriousness of the crime — and the fact that so many lives were put at risk — resulted in a sentence of more than five years.

The Citizen editorial board includes publisher Rob Forcey, executive editor Jeremy Boyer and managing editor Mike Dowd.

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