HIT: To the robust offering of holiday-season events in the Cayuga County area.
If you can't find a community Christmas tree-lighting ceremony or a holiday craft fair or a chance to have some breakfast with Santa Claus, you're just not trying.
There are 14 days until Christmas, and many more events than that will celebrate the holiday season in Auburn over the next few weeks. Here's …
At auburnpub.com and in the print edition of our Go entertainment section, in excess of 40 holiday-season events can be found. That's an impressive array of options, especially for a small community.
What's important to note is that just about all of these happenings don't come together without the work of community-minded volunteers. So get out and enjoy the season, and be sure to say thanks when you do.
MISS: To the case of a central New York man arrested and charged with threatening U.S. Rep. John Katko.
A Syracuse man is facing federal charges after allegedly calling U.S. Rep. John Katko's office and threatening to kill the congressman and his…
Federal authorities investigated and arrested a man who left a threatening phone message a few weeks at the Washington office of central New York's congressman. The defendant is accused of threatening to kill Katko and his family if he didn't support internet neutrality.
Fortunately, Katko's staff and federal authorities did a great job reporting and investigating the situation, leading to this week's charges, and no one was physically harmed.
The case is a frightening example of violent speech that has no place in our political discourse, and we hope the swift actions by the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office are a message to anyone who thinks otherwise.
HIT and MISS: To a troubling sales tax trend in the city but good news everywhere else in Cayuga County.
Sales tax distributions in 2017 through November are down 1.1 percent for Auburn, but at the same time, they're up 7.7 percent for Cayuga County, up 13.4 percent for towns in the county and up 15 percent for villages.
Cayuga County is experiencing a significant increase in sales tax revenue from 2016 to 2017. However, the city of Auburn is not and the reason…
The growth is great news for county, town and village budgets; unfortunately, the city is not enjoying the same benefit.
The Citizen Editorial Board includes publisher Rob Forcey, managing editor Mike Dowd and executive editor Jeremy Boyer.