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Vol. LXII, No. 43
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
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AUTUMN ART: Ryan Greenstein, from Skillman, dips into his palette on Pumpkin Day last weekend at Peterson’s Nursery & Landscaping Garden Center.

Front Page

Green Light for Nassau Inn Expansion

Dilshanie Perera

The Regional Planning Board last Thursday approved an application by the Nassau Inn for expansion on Hulfish Street. The decision allows for a six-story addition encompassing 40 new hotel rooms, and ballroom, retail, and loading dock spaces, to be built adjacent to and connecting with the existing structure.

New Billing Procedure, Property Reevaluation, Approved by Borough

Dilshanie Perera

Reports by Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Sandra Webb, Health Officer David Henry, and Borough Police Lieutenant Sharon Papp drove the dialogue at last Tuesday’s Borough Council meeting.

Township Reevaluation Approved; Citizens’ Committee Suggested

Ellen Gilbert

Township Committee approved a resolution to provide $550,000 for a Township reevaluation program listed as a “Special Emergency” Resolution on its Monday evening agenda. Mayor Phyllis Marchand recommended that a citizens’ committee be formed, as it has been during previous reevaluations, to educate Township residents about the process.


Other News

Speaker Lauds YWCA’s Activism at Annual Friends Luncheon

Ellen Gilbert

“It makes sense to take time to think about history,” said scholar Nancy Marie Robertson as she began her talk last week at the YWCA of Princeton’s Annual Friends Luncheon.

“They Start Out as a Kind of Question:” Toni Morrison Reads From New Novel

Dilshanie Perera

“What might it be like to have slavery without race, without racism?” wondered Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor Emerita in the Humanities at Princeton University, who was reading last Tuesday from her new novel, A Mercy (Knopf), scheduled to be released next month.

Edmund White Talks About Rimbaud: “Wild,” “Admirable,” “Intolerable”

Ellen Gilbert

Acknowledging the “wonderful group” that turned out on a debate night, writer Edmund White read from and discussed his new book, Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel, at Labyrinth Books last Wednesday evening.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Sports

Princeton Athletics to Retire No. 42 Forever, but Exploits of Kazmaier, Bradley Will Live On

Bill Alden

Dick Kazmaier has 42 in his e-mail address and it is part of his cell phone number.

PU Women’s Hockey Opening With UConn, Will Rely on Defense as Offense Develops

Bill Alden

When the Princeton University women’s ice hockey team opens its 2008-09 season this Friday by hosting Connecticut, fans at Baker Rink can be excused if it seems like they are looking at teams that are a mirror image of each other.

Youth Is Not Served for PHS Girls’ Tennis as Little Tigers Lose in States, Fall to WW/P-S

Bill Alden

The Princeton High girls’ tennis team brought an 11-0 record into its Central Jersey Group III sectional semifinal showdown against visiting Holmdel.


More Sports…


Book Review

“Don’t Ever Tell Anybody Anything”: J.D. Salinger Missing in Action

Stuart Mitchner

His tragedy was that when he attempted to enter the human race, there was no human race there.
—William Faulkner on Holden Caulfield

Music/Theater

McCarter Revives Lanford Wilson Masterpiece, “Talley’s Folly;” A “No-Holds-Barred Romantic Story” of an Unlikely Courtship

Donald Gilpin

The social contexts here are rich. It’s 1944, wartime. The setting is a run-down Victorian boathouse, where Matt, a 42-year-old Jewish accountant, and Sally, a 31-yearold independent-thinking Missouri nurse, meet by moonlight. Offstage is heard the barking of dogs at Sally’s house, where her troubled, anti-Semitic family members loom, contemptuous of both Sally and her intrusive suitor.

The Dryden Ensemble Performs Tribute to Princeton Scholar William Scheide

Nancy Plum

The Dryden Ensemble took a small break from performing in Princeton a couple of years ago. Once one of the stable groups performing in Richardson Auditorium, the Baroque specialty ensemble has now taken up residence in Miller Chapel of the Princeton Seminary (which apparently is able to provide some support). Although a much smaller venue, with seating that somewhat reduces the audiences ability to see the players, Miller Chapel nonetheless seems to be suiting the ensemble well.



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