Editor’s Notebook: 10/27/10

Jeff Genung

We need six more weeks of weather like this, please …

• Can’t say we’ve ever published a Toys for Tots photo with AK-47s in the background before! Kudos to my old buddies Dave and Maureen Francis of Heading Due North for coming up with the plan to sell used bowling pins from Plaza Lanes for target practice – and donating the proceeds to Toys for Tots. Savvy marketers, they are. And good supporters of the community, to boot.

• Please, stop calling us about Trick-or-Treat times! They’re in the paper again today … and again tomorrow! If only people were this concerned about where and when to vote …

• Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Thursday’s paper (well, you should buy it every day of course, but I digress) for our special Pumpkin Vine section previewing this weekend’s 12th Annual Norwich Pumpkin Festival and our own Ghastly Ghost Stories contest.

• “Can you tell me when X will be published? I don’t ever buy the paper, so I don’t want to miss it.” Gee, honey, that’s not insulting at all. Grrr. We really are in business to sell newspapers, folks. The answer is, “Now I definitely won’t tell you. You’ll have to buy the paper every day until you see it. And now I may make you wait.”

• Congratulations to another old friend, Bradd Vickers, whose own Farm Bureau honored him earlier this week with its Ag Advocate of the Year Award. Bradd’s always been good to the newspaper, but more importantly he’s been good to the farmers and ag interests of Chenango County. Well deserved.