Editor’s Notebook: 11/23/10

Jeff Genung

• So I’m all for art, really. But the picture we had today of that dead zebra feeding trough thing? Umm … Well, to each his own. I sure couldn’t do it.

• Melissa Stagnaro’s “lemon pepper tuna” did, indeed, smell like urine. You’re just gonna have to trust me on that. Brought back memories of the dearly departed Nicole Martinez and her garlic hummus. Can’t you people eat at home?

• Looks like the Norwich school board is at it again. I hesitate to even send a reporter there sometimes, it’s so embarrassingly dysfunctional. The hijinks had leveled off for a while there, but it looks like they’re right back at it. Fortunately, there’s a lot of good going on in the schools themselves, and we get to report on that too.

• Congratulations to the Chenango United Way on hitting the halfway mark in their $435,000 goal for this year’s campaign. If you haven’t already, I strongly urge you to sign up to give. I give a measly dollar or two a week, and don’t miss it. If everyone reading this did the same, they’d meet their goal four times over – and all of the deserving programs so desperately in need of funding would be satisfied.

• Working on our “Holiday Big Book” special advertising section, which publishes Friday, as we speak. This week’s topic is “Giftology” – a guide to high-tech must-haves this Christmas. Sorry, Santa, I beat you to it – I’ve already got most of the toys on that list.