Editor’s Notebook: 4/7/11

Jeff Genung

• Had a bit of a shocker in late-breaking news right before I left work last night – Commerce Chenango’s CEO Maureen Carpenter is leaving for a new job in Kentucky at the end of the month. We posted it right away on evesun.com, just an hour or so before the Chamber’s annual dinner. At first I was afraid news of her sudden departure would overshadow the event – and take away the spotlight from the evening’s award winners – but Carpenter demurred and never mentioned the news at all in her address. That was the classy way to handle it. You’ll be missed, Maureen. Good luck in Bowling Green!

• The dinner was great, by the way. Always nice to schmooze for an evening with Chenango’s movers and shakers. Funny, though – looking out the windows from the dining room at the Silo down in Coventry, I could have sworn the annual dinner was being held in the dead of January, not April. That’s enough of that, Mother Nature.

• Good ol’ boy town judges fixed a traffic ticket for a buddy in Chenango County? Shocking! Not that they did it, but that they got caught.