It was 7:40 am, 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 Square the sweat sound of table saws buzzing and the pop-pop-pop of the nail and screw guns. As I put on […]
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 December 1944, uppermost in Admiral “Bud” Halsey’s mind, as he directed the aircraft carriers, cruisers and destroyers of Task Force 38 near Luzon off […]
It’s great to see all the emails and letters to the editor sent by Auburn residents expressing their views about whether the Auburn City Council should rename, once the streetscape project is completed, what has been called for many years “Central Square” into the “Endurance Capital Plaza.” Most people seem to favor keeping the “Central […]
For the history buff, it’s incredibly fun to live in Auburn. I’ve been reading a number of books with wonderful old photographs about the history of our town. Here’s what I’ve discovered. We have a fascinating story to tell. Anyone who walks in Old Town, Downtown, the neighborhoods and on the trails in the American […]
Recently a friend of ours got up at a public meeting and proudly boasted that last year he and his wife did all of their Christmas shopping in Auburn. He was excited about their accomplishment. Their actions as thoughtful local consumers directly benefited their family and their community.
As the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approach, we […]
High-performance organizations, whether in the private or public sectors, are transparent in their activities, conduct continuous quality improvement and are accountable for their actions. On the Auburn City Council, it’s our responsibility to enact policies and work with our City Manager to ensure that city employees provide a high level of services to residents. In […]
As the global and national financial tsunami hits and rolls over small towns like Auburn, the initial impacts are both evident to the naked eye and not so visible at the same time. Just walking around town, we can clearly see an increase in empty storefronts. Less visible, but just as real, are the diminished […]