HIT: To the Walk for Autism Awareness, which took place last weekend for the seventh time in Auburn.
AUBURN — Misty Urben has noticed the stares and endured the comments from people when her son Alexander gets overstimulated in crowded places.
Despite cold and damp conditions, Saturday's walk drew a nice-sized crowd of people who want to raise awareness and funding to help people with autism and their families. Organized by Auburn's E. John Gavras Center, the walk held at Casey Park has become a spring-time fixture in the community. It's a wonderful opportunity to learn, show support and just get outside for some family fun.
MISS: To the growing concerns that there could be another damaging flood event along the southern shoreline of Lake Ontario.
With officials trying to manage the delicate balance of managing outflows that affect both the northern and southern shores, forecasts for more rain have officials in New York, including Fair Haven and Sterling in Cayuga County, becoming increasing concerned.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday deployed resources to the area in anticipation of need. Everyone is now doing all they can to avoid a repeat of the 2017 major floods that did so damage.
HIT: To the lack of candidates seeking Cayuga County-area board of education seats this year.
Few of the Cayuga County-area school district board of education elections will have contested races this year.
The deadline for petitions for eight local districts came last week, and when all the filings were in, just two districts — Cato-Meridian and Weedsport — have contested school board races. The deadline for Auburn candidate petitions is this week.
The Citizen editorial board includes interim publisher Thomas Salvo, executive editor Jeremy Boyer and managing editor Mike Dowd.