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Vol. LXV, No. 18
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
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UP AT THE CRACK OF DAWN FOR THE BIG EVENT: The Princeton Public Library opened its doors at 5 a.m. Friday for a public viewing of the royal wedding. The Community Room was filled to overflowing, tea and scones were served, and Union Jacks and extravagant hats abounded. Some comments from the event can be found in this week’s Town Talk.

Princetons Approve New School Budget; Quinn, Haughton and Shamsi on Board

Ellen Gilbert

In an election last week, Borough and Township voters approved the Princeton Regional School’s (PRS) proposed operating budget of $73,830,765 for 2011-12.

Looking for Grace in the Midst of Pain, PHS Students Mourn Emma Kate Brunskill

Ellen Gilbert

Thomas Carlyle’s suggestion that “Silence is more eloquent than words,” came to mind in the aftermath of 17-year-old Emma Kate Brunskill’s death last week.

Vieira, Robach, Anne-Marie Slaughter Coming To Healthy Woman’s Forum

Ellen Gilbert

NBC TODAY show anchor Meredith Vieira is reported to have readily agreed to be a featured guest at the Healthy Woman’s Forum scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village. Instead of simply talking at the audience, however, Ms. Vieira will head a lunchtime panel that will include Saturday TODAY show anchor Amy Robach and her husband, actor Andrew Shue; U.S. Department of State Director of Policy Planning Anne-Marie Slaughter; Women’s Health Fellowship founder Kathleen Thomsen; and pain management expert Stephanie Byerly.

Poets Celebrate Sense and Solidarity At Second Princeton Poetry Festival

Stuart Mitchner

There was poetry in Richardson Auditorium long before it became a setting for last weekend’s second Princeton Poetry Festival. It’s not just that Allen Ginsberg once read there while a bat made a cameo appearance in the rafters, or that a May 2004 Seminar on Beauty was held on its stage, or even that the biennial festival was launched there two springs ago.

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