Editor’s Notebook: 5/10/11

Jeff Genung

• Can he write a 30-inch story on deadline and still get the paper out on time? Why yes, he can. I can also bring home the bacon, and fry it up in a pan …

• Tough decision made by CMH in that aforementioned story of mine. The School Based health centers were clearly a loss leader for our struggling local hospital, so I can certainly see why they had to be cut. On the other hand, I fear there are a lot of parents out there (both low-income and low-involvement) who won’t bother getting their kids the level of care that those centers provided. Shame on New York State for pretty much mandating this program out of existence.

• Brian is the 156th Evening Sun reporter who has returned from a foray to the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich exclaiming they had no idea how expansive and amazing that facility is. I suspect the same is true of a lot of Chenango natives – you truly don’t know what you’re missing if you haven’t been to this phenomenal treasure trove right in our own back yard. And with a new exhibit opening this weekend, now is the perfect time to do it.

• Jim Dunne wrote a nice piece on today’s Sports page honoring George Echentile, who himself will be honored with the Boy Scouts’ Distinguished Citizen of the Year award at a Country Club dinner on Thursday. I never had Mr. Echentile as a coach of course (I went to Oxford for one, and can’t swim for another), but I’ve heard nothing but high praise of him. Certainly deserving of the honor, I’m sure.

• Don’t forget the Meet the Candidates night at Gibson in Norwich Wednesday. Looks like an interesting field this year. I’m going to go myself. Maybe I’ll write a “review” for my column Friday like I did last year. Minus the hyperbolic rant I went off on a certain perennial yet now absent candidate, of course.