Editor’s Notebook: 3/8/11

Jeff Genung

• As one of the few who made it into work Monday (thankfully I’m within stumbling … err, walking distance), I decided to take off a little early in the afternoon to shovel some Fair Street snow, hence the lack of blog.

• And speaking of “Snowmageddon,” I’ve had enough, thank you very much. Spring, you may start now. And go easy on the flooding.

• Thank you, home delivery subscribers, for your patience with yesterday’s State of Emergency. I know a lot of you got Monday’s Evening Sun late, or in the worst cases, today along with Tuesday’s. Remember that our motor route drivers are independent contractors – and not required to risk their lives to deliver your paper, unlike yours truly. OK, maybe I didn’t risk my life, but it was a really rough three blocks!

• Speaking of home delivery, people are starting to take advantage of the print and online subscription deals we have going in celebration of The Evening Sun’s 120th anniversary serving as Chenango County’s Hometown Daily. We’re trying to get 120 new subscribers on board in March, and we’re offering some great discounts to do it! See the ad in our print edition for details or call our Circulation Department at 334-9086 and ask for the “120” deal!

• Two candidates are on the ballot for mayor in the Village of Earlville, that sprightly little municipality we share with Madison County. That sleepy burg never lacks for news – it was just about a year ago that then-Mayor Toni Campbell was accused of stealing a boatload of money from her employer, and resigned as mayor in the ensuing melee. Now, her successor Mark Doeberl is up for his first election as mayor, challenged by newcomer Vito Bolognone. What, no Chicken Man? Like the one in New Berlin, it should be an interesting race on March 15.