Editor’s Notebook: 12/23/10

Jeff Genung

• ‘Twas the night before the day before Christmas, and not a creature was stirring … I remember when business was slow on Christmas Eve, but it seems like it’s stretched into an entire week. I think my phone  rang 4 times today. We’re still open!

• But not for long. We’ll be putting out Friday’s paper in the morning, and taking the rest of the day off. Back to business as usual on Monday … until next Friday when we do it all over again. And as I promised (or was that threatened?) before, there will be no “30 Seconds” or ES Forum from tomorrow afternoon through the weekend. Santa’s giving Ed. a break for Christmas!

• If you haven’t been up to Warner Road yet, to see the Lindner-Banks family’s Christmas lights display, you really should. It’s quite the spectacle, Chenango County style. And it’s got a charitable aim, to boot. Stop by with a can of food for a local pantry.

• Not much of a surprise that the DEC’s not going to budge on the closure of Rogers Center next week. The governor really pushed that one through – and there wasn’t a whole lot our local legislators could do to stop it before the deadline. Looks like the Friends of Rogers are mobilizing to keep things semi-active up there though – hopefully keep it on life support until a new administration can right that wrong.