Letter from the Editor 4.12.13

Brian Golden

• Quite the week in news, particularly today’s top story and the estimated 100 pounds of marijuana (not to mention $36,000 in cash) confiscated by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. Needless to say, we were all rendered speechless here in the newsroom when we saw Kevin’s photos of Sheriff Cutting standing over the “goods,” so to speak. That, my friends … without a doubt … is an awful lot of marijuana, and yesterday’s raid was apparently one of the biggest busts of its kind, locally, according to several sources.

• Well, our latest addition to The Evening Sun’s staff of reporters seems to be settling in nicely. Ms. Ashley Biviano cruised rather painlessly through her first week here, submitting a healthy serving of copy and going a long way toward proving me right. When I ran into Ashley a couple of weeks ago, I immediately thought she might very well be our best bet in filling the vacant reporter position, and I’m just glad she seems to be enjoying the challenge. It’s not easy coming into the newsroom that first week and digging for stories, trust me, but at least Kevin and Shawn were on hand and willing to chip-in with a bit of advice when asked. As for me, I’m just glad we’re finally up to strength and I’m looking forward to seeing exactly what this team of ours is capable of.

• Moving on, anyone looking for something fun to do this weekend should seriously consider making their way down to the Norwich High School auditorium and taking in the NHS Musical Club’s production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Show times are 7:30 p.m. both tonight and tomorrow, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. These kids (and a number of adults, as well) put an enormous amount of hard work and effort into making each and every NHS production a success and it’s beyond evident that there’s a lot of talent taking the stage this weekend. So let’s get out there and support what is always an unforgettable show, year in and year out.

• And I’m spent. I have yet to take a full day off since accepting the reins as Managing Editor here at Chenango County’s Hometown Daily (something that’s not going to change any time soon) and – while I’m certainly not complaining – come Friday I can honestly say I’m beat. Working on the weekend isn’t so bad, really, and it’s typically only for a couple of hours, but let’s face it, everyone needs a break every now and then. For me? For me that now begins … err … right now. See you all (not in the literal sense, of course) on Monday and have a safe and enjoyable weekend. I’m ready for a nap.