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Vol. LXIV, No. 45
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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Liz Lempert and Lance Liverman Thank Princeton Township Voters

Lance Liverman
Witherspoon Street

PCDO Thanks Voters, Volunteers, Encourages Community Participation

Jon Durbin
Chair, Princeton Township
Democratic Municipal Committee

Borough Council Candidate Thanks Supporters, Sounds Cautionary Note

Roland Foster Miller
Hawthorne Avenue

University League Nursery School Halloween Harvest Fair a Fun Day

Gabriella Milley
Chair ULNS Program Committee


Liz Lempert and Lance Liverman Thank Princeton Township Voters

To the Editor:

Thank you to the voters of Princeton Township for electing me to my first full term on Township Committee, to all my friends and family for their encouragement and support, and to our amazing volunteer campaign team of letter writers, phone callers, door-to-door canvassers, and sign wavers. You were the heart and soul of this campaign. Special thanks to our advisory committee: Jenny Crumiller, Dan Preston, Jon Durbin, Betty and Bob Fleming, Phyllis Marchand, Peter Wolanin, and treasurer, Ross Wishnick; to Matt and Suki Wasserman, Liz Erickson, and Rachel and Charlie Gray for hosting parties; and to Beth Ogilvie Freda for managing names for our endorsement ad.

Lance Liverman has been a wonderful running mate and colleague. I am fortunate to continue to serve with him and the rest of Township Committee — Bernie Miller, Sue Nemeth and Chad Goerner.

Our community will grapple with many important decisions over the next few years. I will work with the rest of Township Committee and fellow residents to find thoughtful, fiscally responsible solutions to the challenges we face. I am always interested in hearing your ideas. I can be reached at llempert@princeton-township.nj.us or 924-5704 ext 1623.

Liz Lempert
Meadowbrook Drive


To the Editor:

During this election process I noticed how passionate Princeton Township residents are about their beloved community. I also noticed that the majority of us have the same basic needs. I am deeply appreciative and humbled to have received the support of Princeton Township residents. I do not take this endorsement lightly. I will continue to work with all Township employees to find ways to reduce waste, and I will continue to listen to all members of our community, Republican or Democrat, Independent or Tea Party. I will work with Township Committee members and my counterparts in the Borough to bring the consolidation question before our communities for a vote. I also want to reaffirm my commitment to keep Corner House programs for our youth alive and active in Princeton. The tax revaluation that occurred this year was truly a divisive issue during this campaign. I have and will continue working with individuals as well as advocating to revamp or fine tune the current property tax system.

I have great respect and admiration for my running mate, Township Committeewoman Liz Lempert, her devoted and caring spirit, and her service to our town. Our campaign committee headed by Jon Durbin did a terrific job. My wife, LaTonya Kilpatrick-Liverman and my children (Kelsey, Ashlyn, and Savanna) all put up with and supported me all the way. My mother, Minnie Rhodes, has and will always be my biggest cheerleader. Last but not least, I would like to thank our opponents, Doug Miles and Stuart Duncan. I welcome them to continue to be involved in our local government. Princeton Township Committee has never been too busy to listen to good ideas.

Lance Liverman
Witherspoon Street

PCDO Thanks Voters, Volunteers, Encourages Community Participation

To the Editor:

On behalf of the leaders of the Democratic Party in Princeton Borough and Township, I would like to express our appreciation to the Princeton community, and most especially to all the volunteers who supported the Democratic candidates in this election. Within the past few weeks we had over 110 volunteers help the locally organized campaigns, and we know that many Princetonians volunteered directly at the Rush Holt office while even more made monetary contributions to candidates at all levels.

We see the strong results for the Democratic Party as affirmation among Princeton voters for highly qualified candidates who are committed to sound fiscal policy and progressive values. We are especially glad to see Rush Holt returned to office. We are also happy that Paula Sollami-Covello has been returned for a second term to continue modernizing and expanding the activities of the county clerk’s office, which she has done while also reducing costs. Andrew Koontz will now help represent Princeton’s interests on the freeholder board, having won with Anthony Carabelli. And, of course in the Borough Jo Butler and Roger Martindell, and in the Township Lance Liverman and Liz Lempert will be committed to serving our residents.

Going forward, we encourage all members of our community interested in local issues and government to participate and help shape the policies and initiatives that our local elected officials will pursue. It is only with high levels of civic participation that we can continue to make Princeton a great place to live (see more at www.princetondems.org).

Jon Durbin
Chair, Princeton Township
Democratic Municipal Committee

Borough Council Candidate Thanks Supporters, Sounds Cautionary Note

To the Editor:

To the people of Princeton who supported my campaign and voted for me on November 2, thank you. You wanted to see new ideas on the Princeton Borough Council, and it was your desire to seek fairness for everyone in the community.

Let’s guard against our town becoming a homogenous golden ghetto, though it may already be too late. In the Jackson-Witherspoon neighborhood and elsewhere in our beautiful community, for-sale signs are spreading across the landscape like smothering kudzu vine.

I wish my opponents in the election all the best but urge them to remember who put them in office and what they need to do to continue to earn the public trust.

Roland Foster Miller
Hawthorne Avenue

University League Nursery School Halloween Harvest Fair a Fun Day

To the Editor:

On Sunday October 31 2010, the University League Nursery School (ULNS) held its annual Harvest Fair, for the enjoyment of the Princeton Community and to benefit its Scholarship Fund. Over 300 pre-schoolers, siblings, and parents enjoyed the event. It was a glorious fall day and everyone was treated to an afternoon of fun, consisting of arts and crafts, games, music, magic, juggling, and excellent food. The event was especially festive since it fell on Halloween and the school is celebrating its 61st year of Pre-School Education in the Princeton community.

The Harvest Fair would not have been possible without the tremendous contributions of many parents, teachers and volunteers. The girl scouts of troops 71062 from Community Park Elementary School led the children in arts, crafts, and games. Talented members of the Princeton University Juggling Team entertained the public while Princeton High School student Katharine Scott and college student Brian Tarwater face-painted a never ending supply of smiley faces and helped monitor many Swinging Donuts contests. Renowned Chef Peter Nowakoski, a ULNS parent, provided all attendees with an amazing and delicious fall harvest lunch. Fire Chief Roy James of Princeton Fire Engine Company 1 patiently helped the children explore the fire truck, ring the bell, and blow the siren. We were especially happy to see Fire Chief James since he had undergone serious surgery the previous week. He is a beloved member of our community.

Many local businesses made in-kind donations to our event. We are especially thankful to them for supporting our school and our community. Thank you to Camden Bag & Paper Company, Dunkin’ Donuts at Princeton Shopping Center, Halo Pub, La Mezzaluna, Madden’s Greenhouse and Nursery, McCaffrey’s, Olive’s Deli and Bakery, Rosedale Mills, Small World Coffee, The JM Company, Wegman’s Princeton, and the Witherspoon Bread Company.

Everyone who made this year’s Harvest Fair a success exemplified our school’s motto “We care for each other and our school” — and our community.

Gabriella Milley
Chair ULNS Program Committee

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