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Hits & Misses: Auburn Pride events, Brutus arrest, Doubledays home games

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People gather at the LGBTQ Pride Rainbow Rally at the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn Saturday.

HIT: To the LGBTQ Pride Rainbow Rally held Saturday at the downtown Auburn NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center.

This event, which celebrated progress in the efforts to secure civil rights for LGBTQ people and raise awareness about the work that remains, drew a strong crowd to the new city attraction. It also capped a week's worth of dynamic and powerful programs around the city held in conjunction with Pride Month.

People unite at Pride Rainbow Rally in Auburn

The rally truly showed Auburn at its finest as a center for championing equal rights, with the heritage center providing a superb venue to put it all in a historical context. We hope this event continues and grows bigger and even better in the future.

MISS: To the reported case of a Cayuga County woman becoming violent at an area restaurant.

Auburn woman charged with damaging trooper vehicle after fight at Cayuga County restaurant

State police charged an Auburn woman with multiple crimes after, they said, she ripped a necklace off of a patron at a Brutus restaurant and struck two others, drove drunk in the parking lot and caused $250 in damage to a state trooper vehicle while being arrested.

HIT: To a great week for America's pastime in History's Hometown.

The Auburn Doubledays returned from a short road trip for the first of six straight home contests on Monday night. Falcon Park will be busy this week, and the Independence Day spirit will only add to the atmosphere. Highlights this week include fireworks after the games on both Tuesday and Thursday nights.

The Citizen editorial board includes interim publisher Thomas Salvo, executive editor Jeremy Boyer and managing editor Mike Dowd.


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