Editor’s Notebook: 7/17/12


Jeff Genung
• Spare me the ‘Hot enough for ya?’ comments, please. I can’t be held responsible for what I might do in this heat.
• Good to see North Norwich taking a proactive approach to feeling out its town residents on the highly-volatile hydrofracking issue. Some other local municipalities were apparently blindsided by the whole thing, or hoped they’d never have to talk about it at all. Face it, folks – this is a pressing issue, one that will have an enormous impact on Chenango County’s future no matter what the outcome. It’s imperative for all citizens to be informed, and to express their feelings to their elected representatives.
• Why do you Relay? Leading up to the weekend’s 16th annual Relay for Life, the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society at the county fairgrounds in Norwich, we’re publishing a series of firsthand testimonials from the people who participate in this meaningful event. Their answers to “Why I Relay …” are thoughtful, compelling and sometimes downright tear-jerking. We started the series of essays in today’s edition and will continue through until Friday. Also, check out our special insert on Thursday – it’s got all the names “In Honor of …” and “In Memory of …” for those who purchased luminaries for this weekend’s event. While I won’t be able to walk the track this year, I did make my donation (you owe me, Lesa!) to the cause. Did you?

• Spare me the ‘Hot enough for ya?’ comments, please. I can’t be held responsible for what I might do in this heat.

• Good to see North Norwich taking a proactive approach to feeling out its town residents on the highly-volatile hydrofracking issue. Some other local municipalities were apparently blindsided by the whole thing, or hoped they’d never have to talk about it at all. Face it, folks – this is a pressing issue, one that will have an enormous impact on Chenango County’s future no matter what the outcome. It’s imperative for all citizens to be informed, and to express their feelings to their elected representatives.

• Why do you Relay? Leading up to the weekend’s 16th annual Relay for Life, the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society at the county fairgrounds in Norwich, we’re publishing a series of firsthand testimonials from the people who participate in this meaningful event. Their answers to “Why I Relay …” are thoughtful, compelling and sometimes downright tear-jerking. We started the series of essays in today’s edition and will continue through until Friday. Also, check out our special insert on Thursday – it’s got all the names “In Honor of …” and “In Memory of …” for those who purchased luminaries for this weekend’s event. While I won’t be able to walk the track this year, I did make my donation (you owe me, Lesa!) to the cause. Did you?

• Oh yeah, congrats on your big promotion, Brian!