Editor’s Notebook: 3/15/11

Jeff Genung

• Beware the Ides of March, indeed. Where’s a Soothsayer when you need one, anyway?

• Did you vote yet? Polls are open until 9 p.m.! That is, if you live in the villages of Earlville, Greene, New Berlin or Sherburne – they’re the only ones having elections today. Greene and Sherburne? Not terribly interesting. Earlville, however, has two candidates vying for the spot vacated by disgraced Mayor Toni Campbell last year – her successor, former Trustee Mark Doeberl, and newcomer Vito Bolognone. New Berlin’s the real nail-biter though – no one’s officially on the ballot, so it will all come down to write-ins for mayor. Current Mayor Wade Schrag mounted a write-in campaign along with Trustee Terry Potter (who is on the ballot for his trustee spot, adding to the confusion). Schrag bailed last week, but that doesn’t mean he can’t still win tonight. Never know how a write-in vote will end up. Hopefully we won’t wake up to find that Bugs Bunny is the mayor of New Berlin.

• This Saturday is the 7th annual St. Baldrick’s in Norwich – this year it’s at Park Place. That’s the one where people gather pledges and shave their heads in an event designed to raise money for – and awareness of – children’s cancer research. It’s grown from one of those “What the heck is that?” things to a much-anticipated annual event. Good times, good cause. And some scary looking heads, I might add.

• My fave ‘30 Seconds’ call of the day:

“Why no word on the 46 year old Norwich man arrested for having child porn?”

Man from Norwich

Well, Man, there was a story (and photo) on Page 3 of today’s print edition. It was also on our website under “Top Stories.” Do I really have to start posting the news on ‘30 Seconds’ to get you to pay attention? Because I won’t.