Vol. LXII, No. 45
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
(Photo by E.J. Greenblat)
ELECTION 2008 BEGINS: The early morning scene at the Littlebrook School polling place where officials report that from 50 to 60 voters showed up when the polls opened at 6 a.m.
Democrats are the winners nationally and in Princeton Borough and Township, with unopposed Borough candidates David Goldfarb and Barbara Trelstad getting 2,961 and 2,970 votes respectively, while unopposed Township candidate Bernie Miller gained 5,532 votes and Sue Nemeth received 5,527.
Anxiety about money was the pervasive theme at last weeks Princeton Regional Board of Education meeting. President Alan Hegedus began by observing that awareness of taxpayers under duress and a state government that is less likely to support municipalities will weigh heavily on the boards budget preparation process this year.
Borough Councils closed session meeting last Tuesday dealt with negotiations with Princeton Township, and negotiations with downtown developer Nassau HKT, according to the agenda. Resident Dudley Sipprelle, who campaigned for a Council seat in this election, and Council member David Goldfarb, who ran unopposed, took issue with the restricted nature of certain public policy-related conversations and advocated greater transparency.
In spite of intermittent rain, most of the luminary candles placed around the front steps of Drumthwacket remained lit last week during the launch event for Womanspaces 2008 Communities of Light campaign.
The group of Elders Mary Robinson belongs to has nothing to do with the limitations of old age. In fact, she probably logs more air miles in a week than most people do in a lifetime as she travels to the far corners of the world speaking out about human rights.
Hosted by the D & R Greenways Johnson Education Center, From Legislature to Table, a program presented by Congressman Rush Holt (D-12) and chef and owner of Princeton restaurant Tre Piani Jim Weaver, detailed the process by which food production can become more sustainable.
There was no need for tricks but there were plenty of treats along the road as the Princeton University womens cross country team spent their Halloween competing at Ivy League Heptagonal Womens Cross Country Championship.
Heading into early October, the Princeton High boys soccer team was sailing along, brimming with confidence.
Erin Cooks heady play at sweeper has been a major strength of the Princeton Day School girls soccer team this fall.
When we finished recording, I had my first experience of a sensation I would come to relish in coming years. I couldn’t wait to get the musicians out of the way so that the engineer and I could start mixing the multi-track tapes into a stereo master …. You were, in a sense, creating the ideal physical location for each instrument or voice: the violin in the Sistine Chapel, the singer in your mum’s shower stall.
—Joe Boyd on producing the Incredible String Band
When a relatively unknown ensemble appears in Richardson Auditorium, one has to wonder who these players are, what their artistic mission is, and where they fit in among the Richardson regulars. The Tim Keyes Consort has been performing for more than a decade and has eight CDs to its credit, but Saturday nights performance in Richardson seemed to be the organizations first foray into one of Princetons premiere venues.
What better way to relax and unwind than to enjoy the party at Camillos Café! Now, even more people can join the party. Camillos has just expanded to accommodate 70 guests for private parties. The space adjacent to the popular Princeton Shopping Center café became available, and executive chef and owner Camillo Tortola did not hesitate.
Blue Raccoon has come home to Lambertville. After a four-year stay in New Hope, the charming home, gifts, and design shop has returned to its former location at 6 Coryell Street.
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