Lance Lowe

Short-term stays focus of city staff

For Gary and Megan Ransom, the cease and desist order they received about their 20-foot diameter, backyard yurt was enough to prompt them to speak at Monday night’s City Coun ...

Food closet settles into new location near airport

Several volunteers armed with box-loads of food helped the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet move into its new location Friday in the Auburn Airport Industrial Park. The new facilitie ...

Planning panel to weigh in on food bank

Auburn residents will have a chance to weigh in on Tuesday when the Planning Commission holds a public hearing to determine whether the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet should be allo ...

Commission OK’s senior care home

Auburn is slated to have a new senior care home in the near future. The Auburn Planning Commission Tuesday unanimously approved the design and a tree permit for the Autumn Gardens ...

New senior home coming to Auburn?

Auburn could be seeing a new senior residential care facility in the near future. The Auburn Planning Commission is scheduled to decide whether to go forward on a 14-bed, approxim ...

Resident continues protest against cell tower

While an Auburn cell phone tower is nearing completion, one resident and former City Council member is showing his continuing dislike of the project. At the end of March the Aubur ...

Another View: Lead the way to a better community

A group of community-minded individuals have noticed that it’s time to celebrate the positive in Auburn. Lately, the yet-to-recover economy has claimed some victims, including l ...

Sign rules cause concern

The enforcement of a city law concerning signage has some merchants confused and frustrated. Last week the city of Auburn sent a letter to 25 Downtown and Old Town businesses requ ...

City asks businesses to take temporary signs down

The city of Auburn is once again tightening its restrictions on outdoor advertising, and some merchants aren’t happy about it. On Thursday Lance Lowe, associate planner for the ...

Car dealership calls Downtown Auburn home

Downtown Auburn will soon be home to a used car dealership that has been operating in North Auburn for seven years. Tuesday night the Auburn Planning Commission approved a one-yea ...

Ordinance would require rabies shots, reporting

Auburn veterinarians may have to report dog rabies vaccinations in the future. Police Chief Valerie Harris gave the first reading at Monday night’s City Council meeting of a pot ...

Cell tower issue continued

City Council members won’t be discussing a potential cell phone tower for Borland Avenue at Monday’s meeting. Although the members voted Nov. 8 to continue the issue to tonigh ...

Cell phone tower to be discussed at later date

The City Council agenda item concerning a potential Borland Avenue AT&T cell phone tower was expected to be discussed at Monday’s meeting, but has been postponed. According to L ...

Resident has negative reception for cell tower

An Auburn resident is appealing a decision made by the Auburn Planning Commission to allow a 78-foot AT&T cell phone tower to be constructed 75 feet from his residence. O.C. Taylo ...

Restaurant seating in Old Town park will continue

An Auburn Old Town restaurant will keep its outdoor seating. The Auburn City Council voted unanimously Monday night to give Alexandra Hastings-Carnahan, owner of Tsuda’s Old Tow ...