Editor’s Notebook: 4/26/12


Jeff Genung
• Insert obligatory comment about weather here. Acknowledge, move on.
• I was pleased to hear there’s a group getting together a family fun day for the 4th of July at the Chenango County Fairgrounds this year. I have many fond memories of the Rotary’s Independence Day events (Loverboy notwithstanding) and of course the much-missed Bullthistle Balloonfest. It’ll be nice to see some semblance of those events return to tradition this summer. The organizers are in need of volunteers, so pitch in! You can find them on Facebook here.
• Spent some time in the Sherburne-Earlville auditorium last night (renovations look good, by the way … too bad it took me 10 minutes to figure out how to get into the school!) for a preview of the drama club’s “Almost, Maine” production this weekend. Watch for my review in Friday’s paper.
• Things are sure heating up in the race for Chenango County Judge, as I’m sure you read in my story earlier this week. That was a tough one to write – valid points on both sides, and two opponents I respect and admire. Public opinion on the GOP’s endorsement seems pretty divided, too, based on what I’ve seen on Facebook, 30 Seconds and … oh yeah, actually talking to people! It’ll certainly be interesting to see what happens in the Republican primary in September. Makes me wish I was registered!
• I am registered to vote, of course. But many moons ago, when I assumed the awesome responsibility of small town newspaper editor, I changed my voter registration from my selected party (I’ll never tell which one it was) to non-affiliated. That’s right, neither a Democrat nor a Republican be, in this job. And while I always exercise my right to vote, unfortunately my newspaper-induced neutrality means I never get to play in a primary. Have at it, Republicans!
• After endorsing Colton Dixon to win American Idol last week, I think I should just keep my mouth shut when it comes to endorsements. A veritable kiss of death, it seems. On the other hand, maybe I should throw my support behind that little Jessica Sanchez …

• Insert obligatory comment about weather here. Acknowledge, move on.

• I was pleased to hear there’s a group getting together a family fun day for the 4th of July at the Chenango County Fairgrounds this year. I have many fond memories of the Rotary’s Independence Day events (Loverboy notwithstanding) and of course the much-missed Bullthistle Balloonfest. It’ll be nice to see some semblance of those events return to tradition this summer. The organizers are in need of volunteers, so pitch in! You can find them on Facebook here.

• Spent some time in the Sherburne-Earlville auditorium last night (renovations look good, by the way … too bad it took me 10 minutes to figure out how to get into the school!) for a preview of the drama club’s “Almost, Maine” production this weekend. Watch for my review in Friday’s paper.

• Things are sure heating up in the race for Chenango County Judge, as I’m sure you read in my story earlier this week. That was a tough one to write – valid points on both sides, and two opponents I respect and admire. Public opinion on the GOP’s endorsement seems pretty divided, too, based on what I’ve seen on Facebook, 30 Seconds and … oh yeah, actually talking to people! It’ll certainly be interesting to see what happens in the Republican primary in September. Makes me wish I was registered!

• I am registered to vote, of course. But many moons ago, when I assumed the awesome responsibility of small town newspaper editor, I changed my voter registration from my selected party (I’ll never tell which one it was) to non-affiliated. That’s right, neither a Democrat nor a Republican be, in this job. And while I always exercise my right to vote, unfortunately my newspaper-induced neutrality means I never get to play in a primary. Have at it, Republicans!

• After endorsing Colton Dixon to win American Idol last week, I think I should just keep my mouth shut when it comes to endorsements. A veritable kiss of death, it seems. On the other hand, maybe I should throw my support behind that little Jessica Sanchez …