Editor’s Notebook: 10/1/12


Jeff Genung
• Figured it’s a new month, I should probably see if I remember how to blog …
• Been a while since I last checked in here, but what an eventful month September was! From Colorscape to the judicial race, a shootout in Pitcher and the murder of a former S-E principal, to the 175th anniversary of the Chenango County Courthouse, we certainly haven’t lacked for news lately.
• Speaking of September’s primary, it’s becoming apparent that it bears repeating … the race (s) isn’t over! It seems a lot of people think Frank (or the winning nominee in any other race) actually won the election, but of course that’s not the case. We’ve still got a few weeks to go before the Nov. 6 general election – that’s when we’ll see who really won! I say this, of course, to the ‘30 Seconds’ crowd who seems to think that races were decided in September. And that the world is flat and Obama was born in Baghdad, but that’s another column.
• Someone wrote a Letter to the Editor that we received mid- last week. Today, I got two inquiries as to when that letter would be in – neither from the author of said letter. Things that make you go hmm … In any event, folks, it usually takes a few days for a letter to get in; be patient. Especially in recent months – it seems that writing me letters has once again become very popular. And I’m thrilled; keep ‘em coming!
• I had the great privilege of attending the 175th Anniversary Celebration for the Chenango County Courthouse on Saturday, as did a couple hundred of you. I was proud to be present for such a historic occasion, and for having the opportunity to produce a special section of The Evening Sun last Thursday highlighting the courthouse’s storied history and remarkable preservation. Thanks to everyone who helped me put that together – Kevin Doonan, Brian Golden, Jill O’Hara and Brad Carpenter on our end, and County Historian Pat Evans and Public Facilities Director Julie Gates. If you missed it in last Thursday’s paper, we gave them out for free by the truckload at Saturday’s event. Hats off too, to the 175th Anniversary Committee, led by the Hon. Howard Sullivan. Saturday’s ceremony was a fitting and dignified tribute to what truly is “the jewel of Chenango County.”

• Figured it’s a new month, I should probably see if I remember how to blog …

• Been a while since I last checked in here, but what an eventful month September was! From Colorscape to the judicial race, a shootout in Pitcher and the murder of a former S-E principal, to the 175th anniversary of the Chenango County Courthouse, we certainly haven’t lacked for news lately.

• Speaking of September’s primary, it’s becoming apparent that it bears repeating … the race (s) isn’t over! It seems a lot of people think Frank (or the winning nominee in any other race) actually won the election, but of course that’s not the case. We’ve still got a few weeks to go before the Nov. 6 general election – that’s when we’ll see who really won! I say this, of course, to the ‘30 Seconds’ crowd who seems to think that races were decided in September. And that the world is flat and Obama was born in Baghdad, but that’s another column.

• Someone wrote a Letter to the Editor that we received mid- last week. Today, I got two inquiries as to when that letter would be in – neither from the author of said letter. Things that make you go hmm … In any event, folks, it usually takes a few days for a letter to get in; be patient. Especially in recent months – it seems that writing me letters has once again become very popular. And I’m thrilled; keep ‘em coming!

• I had the great privilege of attending the 175th Anniversary Celebration for the Chenango County Courthouse on Saturday, as did a couple hundred of you. I was proud to be present for such a historic occasion, and for having the opportunity to produce a special section of The Evening Sun last Thursday highlighting the courthouse’s storied history and remarkable preservation. Thanks to everyone who helped me put that together – Kevin Doonan, Brian Golden, Jill O’Hara and Brad Carpenter on our end, and County Historian Pat Evans and Public Facilities Director Julie Gates. If you missed it in last Thursday’s paper, we gave them out for free by the truckload at Saturday’s event. Hats off too, to the 175th Anniversary Committee, led by the Hon. Howard Sullivan. Saturday’s ceremony was a fitting and dignified tribute to what truly is “the jewel of Chenango County.”