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CHESS FEVER ON THE LIBRARY PLAZA: United States Chess Federation National Master Jon Crumiller took on 20 challengers in a series of simultaneous matches on Saturday afternoon, otherwise known as Chess Day 3. The outdoor sporting event, which featured the master playing three opponents blindfolded, was hosted by the Princeton Public Library. Mr. Crumiller also gave a lecture, "The Art of Chess," in the Community Room.

Township Trains Eye on 'McMansions'

Matthew Hersh

After a groundswell of concern in the Township about the impact, both aesthetically and physically, of large homes taking the place of smaller homes on large lots, Township Committee indicated Monday night that it could move toward re-examining the municipal zoning codes to stem so-called "McMansions."

Republican Party Gone in Princeton? Some Say 'Think Again'

Matthew Hersh

The winds of change blew hard in Princeton Township in the early 1990s. It was January 1992. Republican Larry Glasberg had just been sworn in to his first, and only term, on Township Committee, and with that, came a four-to-one party majority, with the lone Committee Democrat, Phyllis Marchand, back in the minority only three years after her Democratic colleagues, then a majority, voted for her to serve a one-year term as mayor.

Borough Council, PU, Continue Dialogue on 'Disturbing Trend' of Student Drinking

Matthew Hersh

Twenty-two Princeton University students have been admitted to Corner House counseling center for alcohol related problems since January, just 16 fewer than admitted through all of 2005. And while that number can be viewed as encouraging evidence that more students are seeking help for an increased level of binge drinking, several officials, including University administrators, find it alarming.