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Vol. LXV, No. 48
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Town Talk

A forum for Princeton residents to express opinions about local and national issues

Question of the Week:

“Has the economy affected your holiday shopping budget? Are you planning on spending more, less, or about the same as last year?”


“The economy has not really affected my holiday shopping budget. I always feel like this is the one time of year to take the time to acknowledge everyone because I am so busy during the year. I see a lot more creativity out there this year, so my budget has not really been affected.”

— Shelly Rago, Princeton

“About the same. I think they will be more practical gifts as opposed to impractical.”

— David Coghlan, Princeton

“The good news is we can shop because my husband has a new job. He had been laid off for two years. We are going to spend and have a nice Christmas this year.”

— Mary Diggan, Montgomery


“I had a 50 percent off coupon for Barnes and Noble and for the first time ever, I did some black Friday shopping, which I would never do normally.”

— Karen Mayer with daughter Shane, Princeton

“Planning to spend more.”

— Tarique Gemeda with son Otis, Princeton

“About the same. We’re in a situation this year that we don’t have to buy a large number of gifts; if we did we’d be cutting back the amount we spend.”

— Richard Nosker, Princeton

Sarah: “About the same. I don’t think it has affected us personally.”

Amy: “Spend a little more this year because we slacked off in the last couple of years.”

— Sarah Clift (left) Princeton Junction and Amy Stevens, Plainsboro


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