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Vol. LXIII, No. 33
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
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RACKETT ROCKS THE SHOPPING CENTER: The Arts Council’s Courtyard Concert Thursday was a blast thanks to Rackett: (from left) Paul Muldoon, Nigel Smith, Bob Lewis (at rear), Lee Matthew, and Stephen Allen. Rackett’s next gig will be September 12 at Pettoranello Gardens.

Front Page

Township Endorses Princeton Ridge Preserve

Ellen Gilbert

Prompting words like “historic” and “thrilled” from audience members who commented afterwards, the Princeton Township Committee passed a resolution in support of the Princeton Ridge Preserve at its Monday evening meeting.

Size of Police Force Comes Under Debate at Borough Council

Dilshanie Perera

With only 26 officers now on staff, the size of the Princeton Borough Police force became a source of debate at last week’s Council meeting.

Environmentally Enlightened New Dorm Boasts Rainwater Recycling, Green Roofs

Dilshanie Perera

Topped with green, the newly redeveloped Butler College at Princeton University features environmentally friendly design and technologies — including vegetated roof covers, or “green roofs” — and will house 283 students beginning this September.


Other News

“So Many Things Converge in the World of Bikes”: Wilson School Students Launch Program in Trenton

Dilshanie Perera

A surprise donation of 40 bikes, a wine collection auction, and the partnership between two graduates of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and a Trenton nonprofit all led to the creation of Greater Donnelly Bicycle Works, a teen bike repair and mentoring program.

Free Parking or No Man’s Land? The Mystery of Six Unmetered Spots

Ellen Gilbert

With parking spaces in downtown Princeton at a premium, the question of responsibility for six unassigned, unmetered spots smack dab in the middle of the Princeton University campus is a poser.

For Princeton University Computer Technician, Art Trumps Almost Everything Else in Life

Ellen Gilbert

“I fix computers, but that’s not who I am,” said Princeton University Computer Technician Mark Pellecchia, as he mused about his work, his art, his illness, and life general, over iced tea in Small World Café.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Sports

After Juggling Training and Prep School Teaching, PU Alum Washburn Primed to Compete at Worlds

Bill Alden

Taylor Washburn relished the chance to teach math and coach crew at Phillips Andover over the last school year.

PU Star Coppola Moving to Men’s 4 in Worlds Aiming to Bring Home Another Medal for U.S.

Bill Alden

When it comes to rowing in a men’s eight, Steve Coppola has proven that he can compete with the best in the world.

PHS Grad Giacalone Bringing Strong Work Ethic in Beginning Football Career at Delaware Valley

Bill Alden

Joe Giacalone felt like a deer in the headlights when he made his debut for the Princeton High football team in 2006.

Stuart Alum Bruvik Recovers From Knee Injury, Emerges as Standout for Bucknell Field Hockey

Bill Alden

It is tough enough for an athlete to make an impact in a freshman season at the college level but Kelly Bruvik faced an additional hurdle when she started her field hockey career for Bucknell University in 2007.


Record Review

Abbey Road 40 Years Later — Still Learning From the Beatles

Stuart Mitchner

People who listen to the Beatles love them — what about that?

Richard Poirier, “Learning from the Beatles”

In case you doubt that loving the Beatles can change your life, here’s a long and winding road of a story that begins in a school gym in Trieste where an American hitchhiker is standing in front of two big amps getting his first taste of amplified rock and roll up close in person. He is amazed. The Beatlesque group onstage call themselves the Five Fans and the Yank is there because Oscar, the keyboard player, gave him a lift about ten miles out of Venice. The two rosy-cheeked lads sharing the mike are singing “She Loves You” face to face and shaking their Beatle haircuts just like Paul and John in A Hard Day’s Night, yeah, yeah, yeah.



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