Editor’s Notebook: 8/23/12


Jeff Genung
• And just as soon as the Fair is over, Blues Fest has come and gone. Colorscape is right around the corner, and before you know it we’ll be writing about Pumpkin Fest. Tempus fugit.
• The Evening Sun welcomed its newest reporter this week: Kevin Doonan joined us on Monday. He’s a BU grad by way of Sherburne-Earlville, and you’ll be reading more about him as soon as I get his blog set up! Coverage-wise, Kevin will be handling our “small towns” beat – primarily Oxford, Sherburne and Greene, all important areas circulation-wise that we’re looking for focus on more. Follow our cub reporter on Twitter, @evesunkevin.
• As you’ve probably noticed by now, The Evening Sun will be hosting a Candidate Forum for the three judicial candidates – Diane DiStefano, Joe McBride and Frank Revoir. It’ll take place on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Norwich High School auditorium. That’s a week before Primary Day, so it’ll be the perfect chance to see all three candidates live and in person before making your decision (if you’re a registered Republican, Conservative or Independence party member, that is – the rest of us have to wait until November). Due to restrictions governing judicial races, this won’t be an open forum – I’ll be asking the questions (and I’m limited in what I can ask, before you accuse me of going easy on them). There will be an opportunity for you to mingle with the candidates after the formal program, though. I’m glad we got all three on board (for the record, all were enthusiastic about the opportunity) and I look forward to seeing a big crowd there.
• Unfortunately the Associated Press did not provide me with the nude pictures of Prince Harry snapped on his recent Vegas jaunt. Sooo wanted to write that “Crown Jewels” headline. I’ll leave that to the Post.
• Youth Days! The 51st annual celebration kicks off with the Miss Youth Days Pageant over in New Berlin tonight. We’ll have a full preview of the weekend’s festivities in tomorrow’s edition. By the way, Brian Golden will be our new New Berlin reporter, covering the community and school for both The Evening Sun and our weekly newspaper, The Gazette. I’m confident he’ll be giving that area the attention that it deserves, and he’s excited about the prospect.

• And just as soon as the Fair is over, Blues Fest has come and gone. Colorscape is right around the corner, and before you know it we’ll be writing about Pumpkin Fest. Tempus fugit.

The Evening Sun welcomed its newest reporter this week: Kevin Doonan joined us on Monday. He’s a BU grad by way of Sherburne-Earlville, and you’ll be reading more about him as soon as I get his blog set up! Coverage-wise, Kevin will be handling our “small towns” beat – primarily Oxford, Sherburne and Greene, all important areas circulation-wise that we’re looking for focus on more. Follow our cub reporter on Twitter, @evesunkevin.

• As you’ve probably noticed by now, The Evening Sun will be hosting a Candidate Forum for the three judicial candidates – Diane DiStefano, Joe McBride and Frank Revoir. It’ll take place on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Norwich High School auditorium. That’s a week before Primary Day, so it’ll be the perfect chance to see all three candidates live and in person before making your decision (if you’re a registered Republican, Conservative or Independence party member, that is – the rest of us have to wait until November). Due to restrictions governing judicial races, this won’t be an open forum – I’ll be asking the questions (and I’m limited in what I can ask, before you accuse me of going easy on them). There will be an opportunity for you to mingle with the candidates after the formal program, though. I’m glad we got all three on board (for the record, all were enthusiastic about the opportunity) and I look forward to seeing a big crowd there.

• Unfortunately the Associated Press did not provide me with the nude pictures of Prince Harry snapped on his recent Vegas jaunt. Sooo wanted to write that “Crown Jewels” headline. I’ll leave that to the Post.

• Youth Days! The 51st annual celebration kicks off with the Miss Youth Days Pageant over in New Berlin tonight. We’ll have a full preview of the weekend’s festivities in tomorrow’s edition. By the way, Brian Golden will be our new New Berlin reporter, covering the community and school for both The Evening Sun and our weekly newspaper, The Gazette. I’m confident he’ll be giving that area the attention that it deserves, and he’s excited about the prospect.