Editor’s Notebook: 10/25/10

Jeff Genung

• Had a lunch meeting today with the ES crew to talk about Progress Chenango 2011, our annual special section coming up in January. It was a good discussion, even though talking about it this early usually makes me lose my lunch. Seriously, though, it is our premiere product – and we’ve got some great things planned for the 2011 edition.

• So you may have read that we did our annual “Ghost Hunting” excursion on Friday night. While you’ll read the complete account in this Friday’s edition, I summed it up in a Tweet over the weekend – no ghosts were found. But maybe I spoke too soon – seems we may have stirred something up at one of the locations we visited. Jinkies!

• Tyler Murphy shuffled off to Sherburne Saturday to cover Andrew Cuomo’s stumping. Since some have asked, there was no advance notice of it in Friday’s paper because we weren’t told of it until later in the afternoon (and they clearly weren’t looking for a massive crowd). Ditto for Carl Paladino’s visit to Greene, even though he didn’t show up.

• All eyes now are on this weekend’s 12th annual Norwich Pumpkin Festival. We’ve got a special “Pumpkin Vine” preview section coming out on Thursday, which in addition to festival news, also features the best entries in our “Ghastly Ghost Stories” contest. Make sure you pick up a copy … if you dare!