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Vol. LXIV, No. 52
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
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Weather Forecast


(Photo by Emily Reeves)
LOOKING AHEAD: Whatever lies ahead or behind, new year, old year, this explorer of the Arctic landscape created by Sunday’s storm appears undaunted. Official estimates for Princeton’s share of the great post-Christmas snowfall came in at around 14 inches.

Front Page

Core Community Issues Impact 2010

Ellen Gilbert

Dilshanie Perera

Collaboration was a theme this year, with community members participating in civic life in new and productive ways, whether by banding together to save the Dinky or by challenging the tax revaluation, organizing about the community pool or celebrating the Public Library’s 100th year. Besides rethinking the uses of space downtown, Princeton residents were busy analyzing consolidation, engaging in local politics, or rethinking transit options. What follows is a look at Princeton news highlights from 2010.

Pool Funding Stalled as Borough Council Denies Vote This Year

Dilshanie Perera

Borough Council did not vote on an ordinance funding the community pool project last week, thereby delaying the approval process until next year. 

Blustery Winds Complicate Travel as Area Digs Out From Major Snow Storm

Ellen Gilbert

The winter storm that plowed through the northeast on Sunday left as much as 30 inches of snow in some parts of New Jersey. With wind gusts creating large snow drifts, the storm left many area residents homebound on Monday.


Other News

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Sports

Records, Breakthroughs Spiced Up PU Sports in 2010 While High School Teams Experienced Joy, Frustration

Bill Alden

For Princeton University athletics, the year 2010 featured records and breakthroughs.

PU Men’s Hoops Tops Towson in Milestone Win; Aims to Shine at Central Florida Holiday Tourney

Bill Alden

When Sydney Johnson started his tenure as head coach of the Princeton University men’s basketball team in 2007 with two straight wins, there was cause for optimism.

Junior Guard Hoffman Erupts in 4th Quarter, Helping PHS Boys’ Hoops Beat Notre Dame

Bill Alden

For Princeton High boys’ basketball player Matt Hoffman, the first three quarters against Notre Dame last Thursday night were a bit of a nightmare.

Shorthanded Stuart Hoops Loses to Monroe; but Learns Valuable Lessons Through Defeat

Bill Alden

While Tony Bowman was happy to see his Stuart Country Day School basketball team jump out to a halftime lead against visiting Monroe High last Wednesday, he wasn’t comfortable about the situation.


Record Review

Rocking 1970: Two-Way Traffic on a One-Way Street With Captain Beefheart

Stuart Mitchner

Enlightenment came early for Don Van Vliet, better known as Captain Beefheart, who died on December 17 at 69. As he told Langdon Winner in a May 14, 1970 Rolling Stone cover story, it happened when his mother was walking him to school on the first day of kindergarten: “We came to an intersection,” he recalled, “and she walked right out into the way of a speeding car. I reached up with both hands and pulled her out of the way. She could have killed us both. It was then that I thought to myself, ‘And she’s taking me to school.’”


It’s New to Us

Socialization, Exercise and Quality Care Are Available at All Good Dogs Day Care

Jean Stratton

“Is your pet a “pooch potato”? If your dog is becoming a bit too sedentary, inactive, and lonely while you are away, the answer may be a “home away from home.”


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