Editor’s Notebook: 10/13/10

Jeff Genung

Is it wrong that every time I see images from Chile, all I can think of is “We’re Sending Our Love Down The Well?”

• The Colonia is starting a “Classic Movie Night” on Wednesdays. That’s a great idea, I think. Hope it catches on. Hey Mr. Morse, can I put in my request for “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” now?

• The Rogers family is turning a stretch of land in Plymouth into “Haunted Hill” for the seventh year in a row this weekend. I’ve never been, but that’s probably because I’m still scarred from the United Church of Oxford’s Haunted House circa 1978.

• Got a call yesterday from my old colleague Shana Jaycox, who told me that her brother, Norwich’s Michael Squires, is a finalist in The Washington Post’s “America’s Next Great Pundit” contest. I put up the link to vote for him on our Facebook page yesterday, and Melissa Stagnaro wrote a great story on him today. Get on there and vote, readers! Would be nice to see a hometown boy win a national honor. And even if you don’t, Mr. Squires, give me a call – I know a guy who runs a newspaper.

• Speaking of contests, have you entered your Ghastly Ghost Story yet? Our annual Halloween contest is accepting entries through Oct. 21 – selected stories (and prize winners) will be published in our special pre-Pumpkin Festival section, The Pumpkin Vine, on Oct. 28. To get things started, each of my staff members has penned their own spooky tale. Read Melissa Stagnaro’s here.