Editor’s Notebook: 5/14/12


Jeff Genung
• And I’m back. Hopefully you didn’t notice I was gone, unless you read Brian Golden’s column last week, and his frantic Tweets thereafter. Looks like it was a fairly smooth ride Thursday and Friday, a great practice run for my upcoming Fridays Off Summer.
• I know you’re dying to know what I did on my time off, so I’ll tell you. I spent a few days down in Washington, D.C. with a group of friends in what’s become an annual excursion of late. We divide our time between historic and umm, non-historic pursuits – this time we visited the Natural History and Air & Space branches of the Smithsonian (something I haven’t done since our sixth-grade Safety Patrol trip, which we lamented was 32 years ago as we saw this year’s crop chasing each other around much as we did, minus the cell phones) as well as the National Botanic Garden and a tour of Tudor Place in Georgetown, home of Martha Washington’s granddaughter. There may have been some drinking and general debauchery in D.C.’s Dupont Circle too; I’ll have to plead the 5th on details. Anyway, amazing city to visit if you haven’t – fantastic architecture, easy to navigate, friendly natives … and a culinary smorgasbord.
• The paper looked good Thursday and Friday, kids .. but seriously, don’t touch my computer screen when I’m gone! As I cried to former reporter Karen Bergamo Moore via email earlier today, I’ve been saying “Not a touchscreen!” to errant staff long before there even WERE touchscreen computers. It’s the little things that irritate me. Fingerprints on the monitor set me off every time.
• Now that we’re back in the swing of things, it’s School Budget Vote time! Brian had a roundup of Norwich school board candidates in today’s paper, and in tomorrow’s edition we’ll give you the rundown (most of which we’ve done in full-blown stories already) of every Chenango district’s budget and board votes. And we’ll probably tell you the results of the vote on Wednesday, if you’re good.
• Congrats to the latest class of Norwich’s Sports Hall of Fame, inducted over the weekend – and including surviving members of the ‘perfect’ 1937 football team. I put the photos of each group up on our Facebook page, if you’re interested in adding your congratulations.

• And I’m back. Hopefully you didn’t notice I was gone, unless you read Brian Golden’s column last week, and his frantic Tweets thereafter. Looks like it was a fairly smooth ride Thursday and Friday, a great practice run for my upcoming Fridays Off Summer.

• I know you’re dying to know what I did on my time off, so I’ll tell you. I spent a few days down in Washington, D.C. with a group of friends in what’s become an annual excursion of late. We divide our time between historic and umm, non-historic pursuits – this time we visited the Natural History and Air & Space branches of the Smithsonian (something I haven’t done since our sixth-grade Safety Patrol trip, which we lamented was 32 years ago as we saw this year’s crop chasing each other around much as we did, minus the cell phones) as well as the National Botanic Garden and a tour of Tudor Place in Georgetown, home of Martha Washington’s granddaughter. There may have been some drinking and general debauchery in D.C.’s Dupont Circle too; I’ll have to plead the 5th on details. Anyway, amazing city to visit if you haven’t – fantastic architecture, easy to navigate, friendly natives … and a culinary smorgasbord.

• The paper looked good Thursday and Friday, kids .. but seriously, don’t touch my computer screen when I’m gone! As I cried to former reporter Karen Bergamo Moore via email earlier today, I’ve been saying “Not a touchscreen!” to errant staff long before there even WERE touchscreen computers. It’s the little things that irritate me. Fingerprints on the monitor set me off every time.

• Now that we’re back in the swing of things, it’s School Budget Vote time! Brian had a roundup of Norwich school board candidates in today’s paper, and in tomorrow’s edition we’ll give you the rundown (most of which we’ve done in full-blown stories already) of every Chenango district’s budget and board votes. And we’ll probably tell you the results of the vote on Wednesday, if you’re good.

• Congrats to the latest class of Norwich’s Sports Hall of Fame, inducted over the weekend – and including surviving members of the ‘perfect’ 1937 football team. I put the photos of each group up on our Facebook page, if you’re interested in adding your congratulations.