(Photo by George Vogel)

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DRUMS RUMBLE IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM: Library patrons heard the rumble of drums last week as percussionists from the Princeton Symphony Orchestra entertained a full house at the Princeton Public Library's Community Room with a demonstration of the sonic possibilities of their art, from pots and pans to kettle drums. Shown speaking to the crowd is PSO's William Trigg. The photographs displayed on the wall are by Town Topics photographer, E.J. Greenblat, whose exhibit will be celebrated at a 7 p.m. reception on Monday, May 1.

Township Introduces $31 Million Budget

Matthew Hersh

Citing major increases in salaries and benefits, as well as increased contributions to affordable housing, Township Committee Monday unanimously introduced an "austere" $31 million operating budget—a 5.5-cent increase for 2006.

Valley Road Building: School District Seeks Proposals for Future

Linda Arntzenius

The Princeton Regional School (PRS) District Board of Education is seeking suggestions from the community as well as proposals from experienced design and financial services firms with respect to the future of its Valley Road property. "Now that we are almost through with school renovation it is time to turn our attention to the Valley Road building," said Chair Michael Mostoller, at a facilities committee meeting on Friday, April 21.

Historic Designation, 'McMansions,' Aesthetics, the Issues in Littlebrook

Matthew Hersh

A group of 34 houses on a portion of Clover Lane and Deer Path Road is currently being considered by the Princeton Township Historic Preservation Commission for official historic designation.