Editor’s Notebook: 4/13/12


Jeff Genung
• Not all that bad for a Friday the 13th, ehh? Just found out this morning I’m getting a hefty tax refund (nothing like working under pressure of a deadline), so it can’t be all that bad. Take that, black cat!
• Congratulations to Tom Stoddard, Tornado alum who’s the fourth in our seven-part series profiling the latest inductees to the Norwich Sports Hall of Fame. A side note, last week’s story on Kelly James Huhtala (special shout-out to a former ES colleague!) was one of our most “liked,” shared and commented-upon Facebook entries ever.
• Sure seems as though the towns of New Berlin and Columbus are gung-ho on supporting this new ambulance initiative, despite what appeared to be an overwhelming sentiment against it. Is this a case of a government out of touch with its constituents, or one that knows what’s in the best interests of its people better than … its people? Time will tell, I suppose, but the fix is certainly in.
• Norwich Tea Party Patriots will celebrate the three-year anniversary of the founding of their group with a rally in downtown Norwich Saturday. I suppose I was going to make the requisite Tea Party joke here, but really I have to admire a group of individuals who stand up for their principles loudly and publically, even if I don’t agree with them.
• I know you’re all dying to know what The Evening Sun staff’s most-anticipated summer movies are, but you’ll have to wait until next Friday for our next Toddster Teamup with one of our favorite correspondents, DVD Patrol’s Todd Campbell. Suffice it to say there are a lot of superheroes, vampires and aliens. If my lack of a Tea Party joke disappointed you, I’ll let you work with that.

• Not all that bad for a Friday the 13th, ehh? Just found out this morning I’m getting a hefty tax refund (nothing like working under pressure of a deadline), so it can’t be all that bad. Take that, black cat!

• Congratulations to Tom Stoddard, Tornado alum who’s the fourth in our seven-part series profiling the latest inductees to the Norwich Sports Hall of Fame. A side note, last week’s story on Kelly James Huhtala (special shout-out to a former ES colleague!) was one of our most “liked,” shared and commented-upon Facebook entries ever.

• Sure seems as though the towns of New Berlin and Columbus are gung-ho on supporting this new ambulance initiative, despite what appeared to be an overwhelming sentiment against it. Is this a case of a government out of touch with its constituents, or one that knows what’s in the best interests of its people better than … its people? Time will tell, I suppose, but the fix is certainly in.

• Norwich Tea Party Patriots will celebrate the three-year anniversary of the founding of their group with a rally in downtown Norwich Saturday. I suppose I was going to make the requisite Tea Party joke here, but really I have to admire a group of individuals who stand up for their principles loudly and publically, even if I don’t agree with them.

• I know you’re all dying to know what The Evening Sun staff’s most-anticipated summer movies are, but you’ll have to wait until next Friday for our next Toddster Teamup with one of our favorite correspondents, DVD Patrol’s Todd Campbell. Suffice it to say there are a lot of superheroes, vampires and aliens. If my lack of a Tea Party joke disappointed you, I’ll let you work with that.