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The Port Byron Fire Department's Little Mo firetruck sits parked in the firehouse garage during a pancake breakfast Sunday morning.

HIT: To the Port Byron Fire Department, for its work to restore and preserve an historic piece of equipment.

Firefighters on Sunday held a breakfast fundraiser to help raise money for repairs needed to the retired 1954 firetruck affectionately know as Little Mo. The department has been bringing the Chevrolet truck to parades and other community events for years, but to continue to be able to do that, about $10,000 to $15,000 in repairs are needed. To get that money, firefighters have been taking donations at their monthly breakfasts.

Preserving pieces of history such as Little Mo is a worthwhile effort. "That Little Mo saved a lot of houses."

MISS: To a disturbing assault and weapons case in the city of Auburn last week.

The Auburn Police Department reported the arrest of a city man who is accused of assaulting a woman who refused his sexual advances. Later, when the suspect was found, police said they discovered he had a loaded gun in which the serial number had been partially defaced.

Fortunately, this cases didn't result in any life-threatening injuries or worse.

HIT: To the Syracuse University women's basketball team, which concluded another strong regular season with a victory Sunday over Pittsburgh.

The win put the Orange's record at 20-9, securing a 20-win season for the eighth year in a row. This year's performance followed a record-setting season in which SU played in the national championship game. Despite the loss of several players from that squad, the team continued its winning ways.

"It's a remarkable feat for our kids. I couldn't be happier or more proud of them," said head coach Quentin Hillsman, who deserves much credit for turning the women's program into a perennial winner after inheriting a team in 2007 that had experienced five straight losing seasons.

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

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