City of Auburn

ARD mustn’t lose Holbrook

I typically try to avoid involving myself with local politics, but when I see such a concentrated effort to dishonor such a wonderful person as Scott Holbrook, it is difficult to r ...

Ruffalo: Ferreting out the ultra-secret in LOPland

Too much time has passed since I promised the gentle readers additional word on what was going on inside Lake of the Pines. It all began with the walled city’s board of director ...

Developer bond would address costs

Much of the concern about the Baltimore Ravine development revolves around the additional costs to the City of Auburn. Additional demands on the city’s infrastructure are a certa ...

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 ...

Jim Ruffalo: High-flying government pension costs scrutinized

Looking for a good online auction site while telling Meg Whitman if she’s going to spend that much personal money on running for elective office, then she really ought to try for ...

Airport a fine shopping hub

Hooray for Jeremiah Navratil (Reader Input, July 23). What a marvelous idea. The City of Auburn should exercise eminent domain over the Auburn Airport area and put big-box stores ...

Streetscape gets thumbs-up

I was sitting Downtown, enjoying my frozen yogurt, when I realized how cool Lincoln Way looked with the new State Theater sign and remodel. A big thumbs-up to the City of Auburn f ...

Old Town business owners divided on park-use permit

Local business owners sounded off Thursday about outdoor seating in Herschel Young Park. On July 8 the city issued a 30-day permit for Tsuda’s Old Town Eatery to use tables in t ...

Restaurant dining in public park OK?

Should an Old Town restaurant be allowed to offer food service in a public park? Some neighboring business owners say yes, while others are saying an emphatic no. In early July t ...

Display rules enforcement raising fairness questions

At least three Downtown Auburn businesses have received warning letters recently for outdoor display code violations. And they’re wondering if the rules are being applied unifor ...