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Vol. LXII, No. 33
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
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POWERBALL: Scott Findlay of George’s Roasters and Ribs/Ivy Inn powers to the hoop over Jarrett Miner of Northwestern Financial in action last week at the Community Park courts in the Recreation Department Men’s Summer Basketball League championship series. Findlay’s strong inside play helped George’s win the title as it topped Northwestern 58-50 last Friday in the decisive game of the best-of-three series. For stories on the series, see pages 31-32.

Front Page

Township Committee Sets Stage for Improvements

Ellen Gilbert

At its Monday evening meeting, the Princeton Township Committee unanimously approved a bond ordinance providing for “various capital improvements” in the Township. The ordinance would appropriate an aggregate amount of $2,249,995, and authorize the issuance of Township bonds or notes amounting to $1,332,218 to finance part of the cost of the improvements.

Borough Council Renews Geographic Information Contract With Civil Solutions

Dilshanie Perera

“The future is all digitized,” said Borough Council member Kevin Wilkes. He was referring to the implementation of a Geographic Information System (GIS) in the Borough, which was the central issue at last Tuesday’s Council meeting.

GIS can store, analyze, integrate, and display digital data that is related to a given location.

Land Along Stony Brook Preserved, Watershed Is Key Site for Conservation

Dilshanie Perera

Conservation has long been a keyword in Princeton, whether in relation to wetlands, trails, or open spaces. Alleviating flood damage, conserving wetlands, and preserving both trails and open spaces are all consistent with the Princeton Township Master Plan.


Other News

Red Umbrella Reading Program Is Fun for Kids — and Grown-Ups

Ellen Gilbert

Sitting under a red umbrella and reading to youngsters at the Mary Moss Park on John Street last week, Township Committeeman Lance Liverman proved to be a man of many talents.

Arts Council Hosts Inaugural Theater Event with Eight Plays

Dilshanie Perera

“I came here to meet the love of my life,” said Jack, played by Jeffrey Alan Davis. “And you are her.” The intimate moment was interrupted by a voiceover correcting his grammar, saying, “You are she.

Matt Landau Finds Success Far Away from Nassau Street

Ellen Gilbert

“Matt Landau appears very much at home in Panama,” began a recent article in U.S. News & World Report about expatriates working abroad. “One might even be tempted to call him an old hand,” continued the piece, “were he not, at age 25, so confoundingly young.”

More of the Other News…


Sports

Savage Jets Back From Southern California, Helps George’s Fly to Summer Hoops Title

Bill Alden

Noah Savage may have been out in Southern California last week but that doesn’t mean his thoughts weren’t on the Princeton Recreation Department Men’s Summer Basketball League.

Abdul-Karim Proves to Be Valuable Addition as George’s Prevails in Summer Hoops League

Bill Alden

Shahid Abdul-Karim headed in a new direction this past February when he entered the Cape May Police Academy.

Triathlete Potts in Role as Alternate for U.S. Team but PHS Alum Still Harbors Olympic Dreams

Bill Alden

Andy Potts found himself at a crossroad after competing in the triathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics.


More Sports…


DVD Review

Improvising Order: Mike Leigh’s Journey of Discovery

Stuart Mitchner

“Hitchcock famously said that the kind of woman who spends all day washing up and doing the housework does not want to go to the cinema to see a film about someone who spends all day washing up and doing the housework. And Hitchcock, on this thing and many others, was a million miles from the truth. He didn’t know what he was talking about.”
—Mike Leigh, interviewed by Derek Malcolm


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