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Groups File Criticisms Of Federal Assessment For Pipeline Project

Area citizen and environmental groups and local legislators have submitted comments criticizing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s assessment of the pipeline project proposed for an environmentally sensitive stretch…

Hospital Demolition Could Begin Friday

Those who live and work in the vicinity of the former Princeton Hospital site are growing used to the sounds of crushing concrete and rumbling trucks as workers…

Sunday’s Event in NYC a Magnet Drawing Local Groups to March for Climate Change

Asked in Town Talk to rate their concern about climate change on a scale of 1 to 10 (Town Topics, May 14), area residents mentioned numbers from 7…

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BREAKING NEWS: TD Bank Robber Captured by Police

Yesterday afternoon, Princeton police announced the capture of Wesley A. Gugliuzza, a 28-year-old homeless man…

Fund That Aids Latino Immigrants Celebrates Progress of a Decade

For a growing number of Latino immigrants in Princeton, Trenton, and other parts of Mercer…

Princeton University Recognized Again In National School Rankings

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Princeton University number one over all in the…

The Lewis School’s Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

NEVER FORGET: During The Lewis School’s Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, Director of Admissions Laura Desai…

More Than 80 Authors Will Be Coming To Children’s Book Festival Saturday

The ninth annual Princeton Children’s Book Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m.…


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Calendar Highlights


9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: UTC Aerospace Systems officially opens its doors to the public. The 97,000 square-foot facility, located at 330 Carter Road in Princeton houses the latest in Sensors Unlimited SWIR technology products. The day’s events include a meet and greet with UTAS leadership, ribbon cutting ceremony, and factory tour, followed by SWIR demonstrations. RSVP by calling (609) 333-8200.

6:30 p.m.: Free screening of The Fault in Our Stars at the Princeton Public Library.

8 p.m.: "Projet Luciole," directed by Nicolas Truong and performed by Judith Henry and Nicolas Bouchaud (in French). Part of the Princeton French Theater Festival (also on September 18); 185 Nassau Street.


9:30 to 11 a.m.: Newcomers & Friends Social Coffee meeting at the Bramwell House at the YWCA Princeton. This group aims to bring together friends, old and new, and meets on the third Thursday of every month. This event is free to attend.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Princeton Farmers Market returns to Hinds Plaza adjacent to the Princeton Public Library. Features seasonal summer produce, meats, dairy, flowers, crafts, and baked goods (repeats every Thursday through Thanksgiving).

Noon: Celebration of the launch of Access Princeton, a new community service for Princeton citizens, on the steps of Monument Hall, located at 1 Monument Drive. Local residents can now dial (609) 924-4141, to receive all the community information they desire in one place (this primarily pertains to non-emergency phone calls). For more information, visit

12:15 p.m.: Westminster Conservatory Noontime Recital, “Autumn in Paris” at Nassau Presbyterian Church. Admission is free.

4:30 to 6 p.m.: Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion hosts a lecture by Robert Wuthnow on “Red State Religion: Religion and Politics in Kansas and Texas.” This event is free to attend; Princeton University’s Betts Auditorium (Architecture Building, Room N101).

7 to 9 p.m.: “Poems and Percussions for the Planet” drum performance by Dan Johnson and Arul Karttikeya at Small World Coffee, located at 14 Witherspoon Street. Tickets cost $10 and all funds will go towards Sustainable Princeton’s “BYO” Bag Campaign.

7:30 p.m.: The Princeton University Glee Club in concert with the Schola Cantorum of Oxford University at Trinity Church in Princeton.


Noon: The Princeton Senior Resource Center hosts a Lunch & Learn session entitled, “Beating the Blues.” Judith Mecklenburger of the Princeton House Behavioral Health will talk about ways to prevent depression and how to cope with stress. Mecklenburger specializes in geriatric mental health. Bring your own lunch. Beverage and dessert will be provided. RSVP by calling (609) 924-7108. This event is free.

7 p.m.: Princeton High School’s Homecoming Weekend complete with a football game at PHS’s new turf field and homecoming floats. The festivities continue on Saturday, September 20 with JW Middle School’s “Super Saturday” celebrations. Students and community members are welcome to enjoy the live music, food vendors, and raffle prizes.

7:30 p.m.: Free screening of "Remember the Titans" at the Princeton Shopping Center. Part of the Fall Movie Series presented by the Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Shopping Center.


9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The West Windsor Community Farmers Market, located in the Vaughn Drive lot at the Princeton Junction Train Station. Occurs weekly through Thanksgiving and features vendors from Central N.J. and Bucks County.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The Pennington Farmer’s Market on the lawn at Rosedale Mills (101 Route 31 North in Hopewell Township) features fresh peaches, plums, desserts, granola, breads, vegetables, and more (through October).

10 a.m.: Disney’s "Frozen" Sing-a-long at Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre (also at 2 p.m.). Tickets are available by calling (609) 570-3333.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The 2014 Princeton Children’s Book Festival in Hinds Plaza. Children’s book authors and illustrators will sign copies of their books and deliver public presentations throughout the day. Learn more at

Noon to 4 p.m.: Grand opening of HealthCARE Express, a new urgent care facility located at 4605 Quakerbridge Road in Princeton Junction. Adults can participate in free blood pressure screenings, tours of the facilities, and free prizes.

Noon to 8 p.m.: Opening of Howell Living History Farm’s Annual Corn Maze in Lambertville. The cost of admission is $10 for ages 10 and older, $8 for ages 5 to 9, and free for ages 4 and younger. The maze will be open to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays in September and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. For more information, visit


2 p.m.: Join the Paul Robeson House for a performance by Kevin Maynor, who will be singing the Paul Robeson Repertoire accompanied by Eric Olsen on piano. This event will also feature the Trenton Children’s Choir and The First Baptist Church Praise Dance.
Tickets are $50. Proceeds benefit the Paul Robeson House. For additional information, call (609) 924-1666; Princeton High School Performing Arts Center.

4:30 p.m.: Lawrenceville Main Street’s 3rd Annual Night in the Village – A Walking Restaurant Tour (also at 6:30 p.m.). Attendees will receive a wine glass and wine tote. The tour will stop at 11 Lawrenceville restaurants and eateries. Food, drink, and dessert is included in the ticket price of $50 per person for the 4:30 p.m. tour and $60 per person for the 6:30 p.m. tour. Checks can be dropped-off at the Lawrenceville Main Street office, located at 17 Phillips Avenue in Lawrenceville.


After Producing Ivy Title Campaign Last Fall, Tiger Football Focused on Self-Improvement

In 2013, the Princeton University football team answered the question of whether it was ready to compete for an Ivy League title in resounding fashion. Overpowering its foes…

After Thriving in Move to Linebacker for PU Football, Senior Co-Captain Zeuli Primed for Memorable Finale

After playing defensive back in his first two seasons with the Princeton University football team, Mike Zeuli was switched to linebacker last fall. It didn’t take long for…

Following in Footsteps of Older Sisters, Donovan Starring for PU Field Hockey

Annabeth Donovan was initially looking to buck the family trend when she started looking at college options. Although her grandfather, both parents, and two older sisters are Princeton…

Senior Star Mills Leading the Way on Back Line As PU Men’s Soccer Heading in Right Direction

Andrew Mills is shouldering additional leadership responsibility for the Princeton University men’s soccer team, by necessity. With fellow senior and All-Ivy League defender Josh Miller having been sidelined…

PHS Football Tops Hamilton for 1st Win Since 2012 As Helstrom’s Explosive Plays Make the Difference

Rory Helstrom and his teammates on the Princeton High football team viewed their season opener against Hamilton last Saturday as the chance to set a positive tone after…

Showing Competitive Fire in 3-2 Loss to WW/P-S, PHS Girls’ Tennis Marks Itself as MCT Contender

Based on its match last week against WW/P-S, it appears that the Princeton High girls’ tennis team is going to be a force to be reckoned with at…

With Soltesz Holding the Fort on Defense, PDS Girls’ Soccer Starting to Come Together

A stingy defense was the calling card for the Princeton Day School girls’ soccer team last fall as it won the Mercer County Tournament. With star defenders Lilly…

Sparked by Junior Lis’ Playmaking Prowess, PHS Girls’ Soccer Rolls Past Hamilton 6-0

After the Princeton High girls’ soccer team suffered a frustrating 2-1 loss to Robbinsville to begin last week, the squad concentrated on its passing game as it hosted…

Topics in Brief: A Community Bulletin

The first Healthy Living Discussion Group of the season will be held at Whole Earth Center Wednesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. There is a Wednesday evening group and a Thursday morning group, which begins September 25 at 9:30 a.m. Participation is free but advance email registration is required. Email

The League of Women Voters will hold a voter registration at the Princeton Farmers Market in Hinds Plaza on September 25. On September 27, they will celebrate statewide registration at McCaffrey’s Market from 9 a.m. 5 p.m., and at the Farmers Market in Montgomery. Registration is also each Saturday at the West Windsor Farmers Market.

The Mercer County Improvement Authority will host a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Day Saturday, September 20, for County residents, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John T. Dempster Fire School at 350 Lawrence Station Road in Lawrence, rain or shine. Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license is required and no commercial or industrial waste will be accepted. Acceptable household items include: aerosol cans, used motor oil, propane gas tanks, pesticides and herbicides, car batteries, paint thinner, oil-based paint, stains and varnishes, gasoline, anti-freeze, driveway sealer, insect repellents, mercury, and fluorescent and CFL bulbs. Acceptable used electronic items include: computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, stereos, televisions and microwaves. For more information, call (609) 278-8086, or visit

Mercer County First-Time Homebuyer Program will offer workshops in for prospective participants at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 24 at the Mercer County Library, Lawrence Headquarters Branch, 2751 Brunswick Pike; Thursday, October 23 at the Hamilton Township Free Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way, Hamilton. The program assists income-eligible applicants by contributing up to $7,000 toward down payment and closing costs for suitable homes in Mercer County municipalities participating in the program: East Windsor, Ewing, Hamilton, Hightstown, Hopewell Borough, Hopewell Township, Lawrence, Pennington, Princeton, Robbinsville and West Windsor. For more information, call (609) 989-6858, or visit: For potential buyers interested in purchasing in Trenton, call the City of Trenton Housing Office at (609) 989-3504.

American Repertory Ballet is holding a professional costume sale on Saturday, September 20 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Princeton Ballet School, 301 North Harrison Street, above McCaffrey’s supermarket. The company will be selling more than 20 years of costume inventory, which might make great Halloween costumes.

Princeton Youth Ballet is holding auditions for “The Snow Queen” on Saturday, September 27 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The ballet will be performed December 20 and 21 at Princeton High School. For more information or to register, visit

The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County holds a food pantry in the lower level of Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Tuesday, 1:30 to 7 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 1:30 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (609) 396-5327, or visit:

Cornerstone Community Kitchen in partnership with the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen serves free hot meals Wednesdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Princeton United Methodist Church, Nassau at Vandeventer. For more information, call (609) 924-2613, or visit: 


Princeton University’s Music Department Unveils So– Percussion, Its New Resident Ensemble

Princeton University is steeped in tradition, as is classical music, but music is a continually evolving medium. Well into the second…

Work by “Honored Artist” Mavis Smith On View at Monmouth’s DiMattio Gallery

Mavis Smith, the “honored artist” at the Phillips’ Mill 85th Annual Juried Art Show, has new work on display at Monmouth…

Romantic Passions Clash With Thirsts for War and Conquest In McCarter’s Production of Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra”

Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra (1606-07), written after the great tragedies of Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, is seen by scholars…

This Is Where I Leave You: Family Grieves Patriarch in Droll Movie Based on Best Seller

When Mort Altman (Will Swenson) passed away, his children returned home expecting to remain in town for a day or two.…

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