Linda Robinson

Funding pops up to replace Auburn’s stolen film plaque

When the John Travolta movie “Phenomenon” was released in the summer of 1996, some of the more urbane critics dismissed the fantasy dramedy as corn. Despite the corn c ...

Thief filches Auburn’s commemorative link to “Phenomenon”

 A link to Auburn’s major movie-making past has gone missing, and Old Town wants it back. John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Forest Whitaker and Kyra Sedgwick spent much of ...

Claude Chana gets a sweater

It may be the work of a nationwide “yarn bombing” fad, the latest piece of an international scavenger hunt or both, but the Claude Chana statue in Old Town received a c ...

‘Thrill of the hunt’ alive in streets of Old Town

We are not here to debate what constitutes an antique. 100 years old? 75 years? 50? Let’s just agree that it’s something you are not going to find at Target. As for c ...

Auburn braces for Saturday mail stoppage

  Money woes – not sleet, rain or snow – have canceled Auburn’s Saturday mail delivery service. Auburn will join the rest of the country in a move to five- ...

'A Taste of Chocolate' holds something special for sweet lovers

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than taking a chocolate-themed tour of Old Town Auburn. Singles, couples and groups are invited t ...

Neon signs add to Auburn ambiance

This letter is in response to an article in the Journal regarding dimming the lights in downtown businesses (“Auburn looks at dimming amount of Old Town neon signage,” ...

Our View: Unified plan needed for local business

Auburn is often described as a tight-knit local community that helps one another out. That didn’t seem to be completely the case for some of our businesses last week. At a city ...

Business owners weigh in on business improvement districts

Auburn business owners are reacting to controversy over the city’s business improvement districts, which arose among members at Monday night’s city council meeting. Businesse ...

Old Town Business Association Members at odds at City Council

Auburn city officials and business leaders agreed the Old Town Business Association needs an overhaul to become more representative of all its members, during Monday night’s city ...