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Vol. LXII, No. 11
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
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ON THE FAR-AWAY ISLAND OF SALA-MA-SOND: Lewis pre-school students (from left): Harrison Young, Ava Rosenblatt, and Dylan Vaughan, display their versions of Dr. Seuss’s “Yertle the Turtle.” Students at the Lewis School of Princeton celebrated “Read Across America Week” from March 3 through March 7 by honoring Dr. Seuss’s 104th birthday. The week’s events included “Mixed-Up Monday,” when students wore mismatched clothing; “Top Hat Tuesday,” when they made red and white striped hats; “Wacky Wednesday,” for wearing silly socks; “Theodore Thursday” when students learned biographical information about the author, Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss; and “Funny Food Friday,” when students made their own versions of —what else? — Green Eggs and Ham.

School Board Adopts Tentative Budget, New Board Candidates Welcomed

Ellen Gilbert

At its monthly meeting last week the Princeton Regional Board of Education adopted a tentative budget amounting to $72,547,296 for the 2008-09 school year. Under a proposed 3.32 percent tax increase, $56,965,650 of this amount will come from taxpayers.

Internal Disputes Precede Police Suspensions; County Prosecutor’s Office to Investigate

Matthew Hersh

A conflict that has been simmering between Princeton Borough’s chief of police and the local police union has now surfaced with the paid suspension of three of the Borough’s 34-member force.

Grim Report Challenges Borough Hall to Find Alternate Revenue Streams

Matthew Hersh

Borough Hall will have to exercise significant belt tightening in upcoming budget cycles if significant tax increases are to be avoided, according to a staff report delivered to Borough Council last Tuesday.

Developer’s Name Is Misleading, but Board OKs What Could Be Boon for Rec Department

Matthew Hersh

The Regional Planning Board of Princeton Thursday heard a plan from a company called Princeton Soccer Fields involving 19.1 acres of wooded property along Mercer Street, near Gallup Road, and while that combination of ingredients appears to have some athletic reference, the outcome will likely result in preserved, undeveloped lands.

PSRC Says Government Rebate Recipients Still Need to File Tax Return to Qualify

Matthew Hersh

In an effort to help offset a slowing economy, the Internal Revenue Service is expected to send tax rebate checks to over 130 million households beginning this May and continuing throughout the summer, and the Princeton Senior Resource Center announced this week that a key recipient demographic, fixed-income seniors, needs to be vigilant in order to be assured of a rebate check.

Animal Rights Activist Speaks on Behalf of “Downed Animals”

Ellen Gilbert

The recent recall by the U.S. Department of Agriculture of many tons of tainted beef was clear evidence that all is not right in the world of agribusiness. Animal rights activist Gene Baur could have told you that a long time ago.

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