Kevin Hanley

Another View: Politics gives life to Dante’s 3rd deadly sin

Earlier this year as I began reading Dante’s Divine Comedy, the classic epic poem of his guided tour from the horrors of hell to the lights of heaven, three state senators we ...

Reader Input: A tip of the hat for Newcastle help

On April 18, we met with the Greater Auburn Area Fire Safe Council in regards to the dangerous situation at the Newcastle Elementary School that has existed for years (“High ...

Auburn City Council mulling sewer rates, 2014-15 budget

Monday’s City Council meeting promises to be a busy night for council members and the community, with two major topics on the agenda. A proposed sewer rate increase and the ...

Another View: To fee or not to fee? No question

William Shakespeare infused poetry and emotion into his plays. The opening lines from Prince Hamlet’s soliloquy are etched in our minds: “To be or not to be, that is th ...

Another View: A Welcome Wagon of advice for our new city manager

Following is an open letter to Auburn’s new city manager, Tim Rundel. Dear Tim: As you are getting settled into your new office and arranging photos of the fam on your de ...

Another View: Ever-shifting political winds call for vigilance

Looks can be deceiving. Almost 2,000 years ago, as the gladiator entered the arena of the Roman Coliseum, it must have been quite a sight as 80,000 cheering Romans impatiently wait ...

Another View: Fix financial problems first, then find fault

There is a term recently used in a well-written column in the Journal (“Steering Auburn toward 2020,” June 4, by Kevin Hanley) that should strike fear in the hearts of ...

Another View: Steering Auburn toward 2020: 4 key steps

Typhoons, whether real or if we think of them in a metaphoric sense, can suddenly and unexpectedly alter history and our lives. First, let’s consider the real thing. In Dec ...

Auburn drive to keep Flyers gas money wins key support

The city of Auburn’s quest to protect fuel tax revenues it now receives from Flyers Energy sales outside the city has found key support in the state Legislature. But Auburn& ...

Another View: New beginnings rooted in city’s history, charm

Wallace Stegner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, once wrote: “Towns are like people.  Old ones often have character, the new ones are interchangeable.” As p ...