Editor’s Notebook: 7/14/11

Jeff Genung

• Wow, my entire staff blogged today? (Well, my full-time reporting staff, that is). Be still, my heart.

• Looks like it’s going to be a perfect night for the first of the Chenango Blues Association’s free summer concert series. Tonight at 7, it’s Eric Lindell. I confess I don’t go as much for the music as I do the people, but I’m looking forward to it.

• The folks from the Associated Press came today to take down the satellite off our building here on Lackawanna Avenue. The end of an era, of sorts. Last summer, the AP abandoned the satellite delivery of stories and photos and now everything is web-based, which certainly makes more sense. The giant white dish gleaming atop the Pennysaver building sure did make us look like an official communications company though, didn’t it? While part of me gets misty-eyed for bygone technology, I certainly won’t miss what used to be my worst winter duty – shoveling the damn thing off every time it snowed more than an inch. You know, just like the New York Times editor does?

• Our ‘Why I Relay …’ series continues today, chronicling the first-hand account of Relay for Life participants. They’re compelling testimonials, I think. Also in today’s Evening Sun, you’ve got our annual insert with the details of this weekend’s event, and a list of names of everyone who’s had American Cancer Society luminaries bought “In Honor Of …” and  “In Memory Of …” You can also get a free copy of the insert at the fairgrounds on Friday night.