Editor’s Notebook: 2/4/13


Jeff Genung
• Been a while, I know. Back into the thick of things, what with the Progress finale and Melissa deCordova’s retirement and all. Time to get back to the “regular” newspaper grind.
• So I forgot a “Continued on …” again. Haven’t done it for years and years, and now I’ve done it twice in the last six months! Grrr. I’m going to blame the aforementioned Progress stress, again. I have to get as much mileage out of that excuse as I can. Seriously, my apologies for those who were frustrated that Brian Golden’s county court roundup did not, indeed, continue on Page 3 as promised. Mistakes happen, but still … I made that story free on evesun.com and it will run in its entirety in Tuesday’s print edition. And I’ll never do it again, I swear!
• Had a wonderful Progress celebration/retirement luncheon at Park Place on Friday, in which we said farewell for the departing Melissa deCordova, who has left The Evening Sun after nine years reporting on county government, and more recently, natural gas development. Joining the current ES crew were alumni Tyler Murphy and Melissa Stagnaro – always good to see old friends, even on a bittersweet occasion. We’ll miss you terribly, MDC!
• Before Friday’s lunch (which happily turned into Friday dinner, I might add), those of us in the Lackawanna Ave. office of The Evening Sun took part in another yearly tradition – hauling out a year’s worth of garbage. Yes, we have a regular cleaning guy, but still stuff tends to pile up. My philosophy? If you haven’t touched it in the last year, get rid of it. Happy to say that you can now see the shelves in the closet, and the ghosts of Macintoshes Past have finally fled the storage room. It’s always nice to start off the new year (and ours always starts post-Progress) with a clean slate.
• Heard there was a football game last night. Lights went out, Beyonce was bootylicious. Didn’t watch it. All I needed to know was on ‘30 Seconds’ all day long …

• Been a while, I know. Back into the thick of things, what with the Progress finale and Melissa deCordova’s retirement and all. Time to get back to the “regular” newspaper grind.

• So I forgot a “Continued on …” again. Haven’t done it for years and years, and now I’ve done it twice in the last six months! Grrr. I’m going to blame the aforementioned Progress stress, again. I have to get as much mileage out of that excuse as I can. Seriously, my apologies for those who were frustrated that Brian Golden’s county court roundup did not, indeed, continue on Page 3 as promised. Mistakes happen, but still … I made that story free on evesun.com and it will run in its entirety in Tuesday’s print edition. And I’ll never do it again, I swear!

• Had a wonderful Progress celebration/retirement luncheon at Park Place on Friday, in which we said farewell for the departing Melissa deCordova, who has left The Evening Sun after nine years reporting on county government, and more recently, natural gas development. Joining the current ES crew were alumni Tyler Murphy and Melissa Stagnaro – always good to see old friends, even on a bittersweet occasion. We’ll miss you terribly, MDC!

• Before Friday’s lunch (which happily turned into Friday dinner, I might add), those of us in the Lackawanna Ave. office of The Evening Sun took part in another yearly tradition – hauling out a year’s worth of garbage. Yes, we have a regular cleaning guy, but still stuff tends to pile up. My philosophy? If you haven’t touched it in the last year, get rid of it. Happy to say that you can now see the shelves in the closet, and the ghosts of Macintoshes Past have finally fled the storage room. It’s always nice to start off the new year (and ours always starts post-Progress) with a clean slate.

• Heard there was a football game last night. Lights went out, Beyonce was bootylicious. Didn’t watch it. All I needed to know was on ‘30 Seconds’ all day long …