Central Square

Mike Holmes brings back flag

Hooray! The flag of the United States of America will soon fly in Central Square once again due to the diligent efforts of Councilman Mike Holmes. After much complaining from city ...

Flagpole for Central Square

The Auburn Public Works Department installed a new 30-foot flagpole in Central Square Thursday morning. The pole will hold the American flag. The cost of the new pole and foundatio ...

Our View: $8,000 engraving project frivolous

What could $8,000 pay for? Ask someone struggling in this economy and they could probably rattle off a list of necessities they can barely afford. But ask some Auburn City Coun ...

City approves $8,000 to engrave Downtown tiles

Several engravings in Central Square will come with an $8,000 price tag. In a 3-1 vote Monday night the Auburn Urban Development Authority, which is made up of Auburn’s City Cou ...

Central Square a real delight

The newly redesigned Central Square in Downtown Auburn is absolutely delightful. Tonight at 8 when I left the new Italian restaurant, I was surprised to see the number of people en ...

Our View: Time to put city’s blue bag recycling program in trash

What’s blue, costs $60,000 a year and appears to have no discernable goal than to make people feel better about themselves? The blue bag recycling program in the city of Auburn. ...

Wages presented, animals barred

Auburnites will now be able to see the wages for every city employee, including elected officials. In a 5-0 vote at Monday night’s City Council meeting, council members approved ...

City’s history in 22 themes

Auburn’s unique story will come alive in 22 themed zones. Harvey Roper, a member of the Streetscape History and Art Advisory Committee, said the point of the Streetscape project ...

Pull together and keep town viable

Your “Our View” on July 9 hit the nail on the head in many ways. With the exodus of the grocery stores, hardware stores and the post office in Downtown we lost our viability fo ...

There’s still real work to be done

In the Auburn Journal’s “Our View: Auburn must get real to win business,” posted online July 8, this newspaper called for a “sense of urgency” from private and public res ...

Barbecue scheduled for re-election campaign

A barbecue in support of Mayor Bridget Powers is scheduled for Wednesday. The barbecue is the kickoff event for the Re-elect Bridget Powers for Auburn City Council Campaign. The ev ...

Signs to inform about Auburn

Interpretive signs will give Auburnites and visitors more information about the city. City Council Monday approved the addition of two new signs in the Central Square area. One si ...

Keep rotating Auburn’s public art

Art in the Central Square is for all the people. Therefore, the art must change, rotate and vary in shape, form, color, style, size and materials to satisfy all the people. No art ...

Little monsters destroying flowers

Since the completion of Central Square, I daily see young and old alike enjoying the square, which is wonderful. What isn’t so wonderful is the parents who allow their children t ...

Temporary art in square?

The future of artwork in Central Square is still unknown. City Council encouraged the Auburn Arts Commission Monday night to consider sending out a call to artists for temporary a ...