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Jordan-Elbridge students work on the site of their solar panel project for homes for homeless veterans in Syracuse.

HIT: To offering a helping hand.

A group of Jordan-Elbridge High School students who raised more than $3,000 to pay for solar panels, recently saw their project completed when the panels were installed on the roof of a home in Syracuse.

The students teamed up with CNY Solar and A Tiny Home for Good, which helps the homeless in the Syracuse area, and their work will provide power to a new residence for a homeless veteran.

MISS: To a failure to learn a lesson.

A young man from Moravia was sentenced to probation earlier this year after being charged with felony criminal possession of a firearm. The sentence, that included several weekends in jail, would have allowed the man to finish his final year of high school.

But he was back in court this week, where he admitted violating the terms of his probation. The judge said that the man had smoked marijuana, used heroin and drank alcohol in addition to stealing from vehicles and garages.

The court terminated probation in the case and imposed a sentence of 1 and 1/3 to four years in prison.

HIT: To aspirations of sweet success.

Gretchen Christenson has been in the chocolate game a long time. With a culinary degree, a chocolate company internship, and the completion of a chocolatier program on her resume, Christenson recently relocated from Tacoma, Washington to Auburn, where she has opened a business at 27 E. Genesee St.

Gretchen's Confections serves lattes, cappuccinos, espressos and desserts along with handcrafted chocolate treats, and we hope the shop is here to stay for a long time to come.

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

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