Editor’s Notebook: 10/4/11

Jeff Genung

• I refuse to acknowledge you, October.

• Congratulations to Robin Beckwith, who’s taking over the helm of Chenango County’s Catholic Charities. I understand she’s the sister of The Evening Sun’s own Brad Carpenter (the new sales guy), to boot. Best of luck to you, Robin!

• So ends the saga of ex-Earlville mayor Toni Campbell, who resigned in disgrace after it was alleged she stole over a hundred grand from her employer, Chenango Valley Pet Foods. Campbell pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday to spend a couple years in state prison. I’d only met Toni on a couple of occasions, but appreciated how she stirred things up, news-wise, in ex-Earlville during her tenure in office. And then she REALLY stirred things up with the whole embezzlement thing … Still, I feel bad for her family, and for those she stole from. Makes you wonder what drives someone to go to such extremes – and to think they’ll get away with it.

• The New Kids on the Block (that’s Julian and Shawn, our newsroom rookies) are out at their first municipal meetings on their new beats tonight – Village of Oxford and City of Norwich, respectively. Seems like just yesterday I was scared $%#less at my first Oxford school board meeting. See what they come up with in tomorrow’s edition.