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Theresa Smithler handles donations at CNY TomatoFest in Auburn Sept. 9.

HIT: To the organizers and volunteers behind TomatoFest, which is well into its third decade of helping area food pantries.

Saturday's edition of TomatoFest provided a variety of activities and entertainment for the crowds who came to downtown Auburn to take it all in. And don't forget some terrific food, as well.

Thanks to all the people who put so much work into making this community tradition happen every September.

MISS: To a rough start for the Buffalo Bills.

Fresh off a playoff appearance in the 2017-18 season, the Bills gave one of their worst performances in recent memory during Sunday's opening game of the 2018-19 campaign. Buffalo was trounced by the Baltimore Ravens, 47-3.

While some off-season changes made with long-term success in mind, expectations for this year's Bills team have been tempered, but few people were ready for this kind of result. Hopefully the team can rally and put together a better showing next week.

HIT: To the Syracuse Orange football team, which took care of business and crushed Wagner in the team's home opener on Saturday at the Carrier Dome.

Syracuse is off to a 2-0 start, although the level of competition steps up considerably this week when Florida State comes to the dome.

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

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