Town Topics — Princeton's Weekly Community Newspaper Since 1946.
Vol. LXV, No. 35
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Coldwell Banker Princeton Office

Prudential Fox and Roach, Realtors

Gloria Nilson GMAC Real Estate

Henderson Sotheby's International Realty

N.T. Callaway Princeton Office

Stockton Real Estate, LLC

Weichert, Realtors



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Weather Forecast


Other News

HUN LAKE: The Hun School athletic fields show the impact of Hurricane Irene last Sunday as a swollen Stony Brook flooded the complex. The waters had receded by Sunday afternoon and the school’s preseason athletic camps were slated to resume on August 31. (Photo by LeRhonda Greats)

All in a Week’s Time: Princeton Experiences White Powder Scare, Earthquake, Hurricane

Ellen Gilbert

The area’s ability to mobilize for various emergencies was put to the test in recent days by real and potential dangers.

Most recently and obviously was Hurricane Irene this last weekend. Just days before, on Wednesday, an earthquake centered in Virginia was felt in Princeton and beyond, for several anxious-making seconds. Just a couple of days before that, the receipt of envelopes containing what appeared to be “mysterious white powder” was reported at not one, but two different Princeton locations on the same day.

New Campaign By Borough Police Aims to Make Intersections Safer

Anne Levin

Pedestrians who cross against the light on Nassau Street at Witherspoon or Washington streets might find themselves face to face with an officer from the Princeton Borough Police in the near future. Starting after Labor Day weekend, walkers who opt not to wait for the “Walk” sign may be approached by police as part of an effort to make those intersections safer. The same goes for bicyclists who fail to observe the rules.

Second Annual Student Art Contest Announced by Princeton Magazine

Anne Levin

When Princeton Magazine’s holiday issue arrives in mailboxes and on newsstands in a few months, the cover will feature the work of a budding local artist. The identity of that talented individual will be determined after Friday, October 7 at noon, which is the deadline for the Second Annual Princeton Magazine Student Art Contest. Anyone from New Jersey and Pennsylvania schools in grades 3-12 is invited to submit a piece of original art for the holiday issue.

 

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