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Vol. LXI, No. 42
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
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NEW HABITS AT PDS: New focus on the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, is taking hold at Princeton Day School where fourth graders (from left) Nicholas Chen of Monmouth Junction, Ben Applegate of Belle Mead, Amanda Cooleen of Princeton, Victoria Lach of Hillsborough, and Abbey Devlin of Skillman, help gather used water cups to be washed and reused. The effort is part of the school’s sustainability initiative led by PDS teacher Liz Cutler.

PDS Teacher Finds Time Is Right for Schools Sustainability Initiative

Linda Arntzenius

“I’ve been an environmentalist all of my life,” said Princeton resident Liz Cutler, who teaches English at Princeton Day School.

In addition to being the leading light behind the school’s in-house sustainability efforts, Ms. Cutler has initiated a new organization that will bring together 11 independent schools in the Princeton area to learn about and promote sustainability on campus by way of changes in behavior, facilities, and in the school curriculum.

Fatal Cycling Accident Spawns Investigation as Well as Renewed Effort for Bike Safety

Matthew Hersh

A Princeton Township woman, riding her bicycle along Terhune Road, was struck and killed last week, initiating a county-led investigation, as well as sparking calls by Township Police for increased awareness when it comes to bike safety.

Some PHS Parents Still Have Issues Despite Superintendent’s Response

Linda Arntzenius

Following last month’s meeting of the Board of Education, September 25, at which a group of over a dozen parents expressed their displeasure at what they claimed was an unacceptable disparity in grades between two groups of students in a pre-calculus class, the parents received a letter from Superintendent Judith A. Wilson.

A Commuter Seeking a Second Term, Koontz Saves His Energy for Borough

Matthew Hersh

For someone who spends more daylight hours away from his hometown than any of his colleagues on Princeton Borough Council, Andrew Koontz is always surprisingly ready to step into his public servant shoes.

Abundantly Visible on the Campaign Trail, Sipprelle Dismisses ‘Foot Dragging’ and Runs

Matthew Hersh

The pun was easy enough. Linda Sipprelle is running — for Borough Council. And Linda Sipprelle is a runner. But while she has moved in the past with the speed of a record-holder, the Borough resident these days is critical of a governing body she sees as slow-footed, and hopes to stave off the challenge of incumbency.

With Libertarian Streak in Tow, Martindell Calls for a Refocus on Basic Government

Matthew Hersh

On any given day, Roger Martindell can be found in his Nassau Street law office dealing with social service problems or business problems, many of which center around clients in lower-economic circles, while then alternately pondering governmental issues that he faces as an elected official — largely because he said the two roles he tackles are somewhat transferable.

Daffodil Bulbs Planted at Borough Hall Will Become a Field of Hope Next Spring

Linda Arntzenius

Volunteers will come together to plant thousands of daffodil bulbs in the area in front of Princeton Borough Hall at the intersection of route 206 and 27, this Saturday, October 20, at 9:30 a.m.

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