Kevin Hanley

Another View: Council bears responsibility for fiscal woes

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” Cartoonist Walt Kelly’s “Pogo” character uttered this phrase in his 1971 Earth Day strip, and it can easily be ...

Another View: Annexation and déjà vu

Yogi Berra makes me laugh and think. He said, “Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.” “When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it.&rdq ...

Another View: Volunteerism makes Auburn more dynamic

It was 7:40 a.m., a little too bright and early, last Sunday when I parked my car near St. Luke’s Church and heard from the interior of 1937 Historic City Hall at Central Squ ...

Another View: State budget: In the black, but red flags

In early 1776, as tensions between the British Empire and the American colonies heated up, the North Carolina Provincial Congress formally asked John Adams of Boston his advice on ...

Another View: City budget myths hide looming peril to Auburn finances

For more than a decade now, Auburn has been viewed as a model of financial stability because of the City Council’s consistent, widely admired record of fiscal responsibility ...

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 ...