Editor’s Notebook: 1/3/13


Jeff Genung
• Happy New Year! Major fail, Mayans. Got us all worked up for nothing.
• Spent a good portion of New Year’s Day at Frank Revoir’s oath of office ceremony at the Chenango County Courthouse. Congratulations to Chenango’s newest county, family and surrogate court judge. It was impressive to see, right in front of you, the lineage of Chenango’s fine line of jurists – Irad Ingraham, Kevin Dowd, Howie Sullivan, and the “newer” generation of Elizabeth Garry and Judge Revoir. While this summer’s race often got mired in the rigors of smalltown politics, it was easy to forget, for a moment, just how important – and auspicious – this position really is. Tuesday’s ceremony brought that home for me, and the packed courtroom in attendance. Congratulations again, Your Honor. It was a hard-fought race, but now the real work begins …
• Speaking of real work, a familiar January cloud is hanging over The Evening Sun newsroom – the deadline for Progress Chenango 2013 looms ever near. If you encounter one of my trusty reporters over the next couple weeks, treadly lightly; they’re more irritable than usual. And once they’re done, stay clear of me for a couple weeks as I slave to put all 10 sections together for you. All kidding and kvetching aside, we’re always quite proud of our annual Progress editions – they show both the best work we can do, and the best Chenango County has to offer. Look for Progress Chenango 2013 in The Evening Sun the week of Jan. 28 to Feb. 1.

• Happy New Year! Major fail, Mayans. Got us all worked up for nothing.

• Spent a good portion of New Year’s Day at Frank Revoir’s oath of office ceremony at the Chenango County Courthouse. Congratulations to Chenango’s newest county, family and surrogate court judge. It was impressive to see, right in front of you, the lineage of Chenango’s fine line of jurists – Irad Ingraham, Kevin Dowd, Howie Sullivan, and the “newer” generation of Elizabeth Garry and Judge Revoir. While this summer’s race often got mired in the rigors of smalltown politics, it was easy to forget, for a moment, just how important – and auspicious – this position really is. Tuesday’s ceremony brought that home for me, and the packed courtroom in attendance. Congratulations again, Your Honor. It was a hard-fought race, but now the real work begins …

• Speaking of real work, a familiar January cloud is hanging over The Evening Sun newsroom – the deadline for Progress Chenango 2013 looms ever near. If you encounter one of my trusty reporters over the next couple weeks, treadly lightly; they’re more irritable than usual. And once they’re done, stay clear of me for a couple weeks as I slave to put all 10 sections together for you. All kidding and kvetching aside, we’re always quite proud of our annual Progress editions – they show both the best work we can do, and the best Chenango County has to offer. Look for Progress Chenango 2013 in The Evening Sun the week of Jan. 28 to Feb. 1.