Progress. That is the first word I think of when I see what is happening over the past few years in Auburn.

Things are certainly on the upswing. Look at all of the new small businesses that have opened: a tea shop, a bike shop, a new jewelry store, a new bottle shop, a popcorn shop, a new burger shack, a yogurt shop that is moving and expanding, a new candy store on the way, two breweries that are expanding, and this is just a portion of what is happening in our downtown. We have also heard recent news of larger companies expanding, Currier Plastics, Tessy Plastics and NUCOR have all made recent headlines for their investments and future plans.

We have local elections coming up on Nov. 7. Basically the decision that Auburn voters are faced with in this election is do we want to keep this progress going?

If there is one way to stop the progress we are seeing in our city it would be for the voters to choose Camardo. I remember years ago when he was on council things weren’t so good. Members of city council at the time would actually rally against positive projects downtown such as the development of the space on State Street. We’ve already made that mistake. He had his chance on the council and the results were not good. The other guy, Miller, I have never heard of, but it appears he is running to be Camardo’s accomplice.

The incumbent councilors Cuddy and McCormick would be our best chance at keeping this progress going. Both have worked hard during their first term on council to improve our city. They have changed the tone at city council meetings and we now have a council that works in partnership with others to cultivate progress for our city. They work as part of a council and city government that is actually getting positive things done.

Let’s not go backwards Auburn! The right choice to keep the progress going in Auburn is to vote for Cuddy and McCormick.

Stephen Gamba

Auburn

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