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Vol. LXIV, No. 32
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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(Photo by Emily Reeves)
FULL HOUSE: The Township’s main meeting room was standing-room-only during Monday night’s town meeting on the 2010 property reassessments. In the foreground, right, Township Committee members Lance Liverman and Liz Lempert explain how the municipality is attempting to mitigate the impact of the highest increases.

Front Page

Fair Tax Movement Demands Data

Dilshanie Perera

Tired of what they call a lack of transparency, members of the Princeton Fair Tax Movement unanimously passed a resolution during their meeting at Township Hall Monday night asking the municipal governments to obtain the area data for each neighborhood in Princeton that was used in calculating individual tax assessments. Friday was deemed the due date for the information.

District Will Revisit State Allocation of Unrequested Funds

Ellen Gilbert

The Christie Administration recently announced that the Princeton Regional School (PRS) District is eligible to receive $254,920 in state funds through Regular Operating Districts (ROD) facilities grants — although, according to Board of Education President Rebecca Cox, PRS did not apply for the money.

Valley Road School Building a Problem For Some, a Community Space for Others

Dilshanie Perera

While the fate of the Valley Road School building will not be decided at the August 31 meeting of the Princeton Regional School Board, questions remain for the current tenants, preservationists, and the administrators of the site.

Other News

Fun, Food, and a Pool Fund Send-Off Highlight Busy Community Night Out

Ellen Gilbert

The last thing on the minds of the children happily tossing coins and bills into the Princeton Parks and Recreation Fund’s mini-pool at last week’s Community Night Out was the simplicity — or lack thereof — of proposed pool plans.

Arts Council’s “Modern Masters” Features Work by Young Camp and Class Attendees

Dilshanie Perera

Modern artwork of all shades, textures, and stripes graces the walls of the Arts Council of Princeton’s (ACP) main gallery in its latest exhibition, “Modern Masters,” now on view until August 28. Students aged 5 to 14 created the pieces that adorn the space during summer camps and school-year classes over the past three years.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Halligan Helps George’s to Championship Sweep As Club Achieves Summer Men’s Hoops Three-peat

Bill Alden

Things were coming easy for George’s Roasters and Ribs/The Ivy Inn last Wednesday as it played the Princeton Sports Bar and Grill in the championship series of the Princeton Recreation Department Summer Men’s Basketball League.

Sharpshooting Burke Heated Up at Right Time As George’s Roasters Took 3rd Straight Crown

Bill Alden

Kyle Burke wasn’t satisfied with his performance during regular season action in the Princeton Recreation Department Summer Men’s Basketball League. “I am on the court to make shots and to spread the court,” said Burke, a guard for George’s Roasters and Ribs/The Ivy Inn. “I hadn’t been doing that until the playoffs.”

Getting Invite to USA Hockey Women’s Festival, PU Captain Romanchuk Hopes to Turn Heads

Bill Alden

Paula’s Romanchuk’s father was a hockey star at the University of Wisconsin and she was born in Minnesota.

Despite those ties to major hockey hotbeds, it wasn’t until her family headed west that she hit the ice in earnest.

More Sports…

Record Review

Seasons of Discontent — Kent State, Earth Opera, and The American Eagle Tragedy

Stuart Mitchner

“What we play is life.”

— Louis Armstrong


PST Stages Lanford Wilson’s “Fifth of July” for Season Finale; >Comic Drama Presents Troubled Souls in Post-Vietnam Reunion

Donald Gilpin

Some plays thrive in a minimalist setting. Meticulously detailed realistic settings are not always more effective than abstract, unrealistic, sets. There are plays, however, that depend on a realistic set to bring to life the world of the drama. Without those concrete objects — the furniture, the natural surroundings, the particular objects that occupy the characters’ lives — the actors may struggle in vain to embody the people of the play and to perform convincingly the actions that those people carry out during the course of the evening.

It’s New to Us

New Becker Nose & Sinus Center, LLC Plans to Open on Bunn Drive August 6

Jean Stratton

Nasty post-nasal drip, sinus pressure and headaches, nasal congestion and blockage, sinus infection — few of us escape an encounter with one of these conditions, and for some people, it can be chronic, ongoing misery.

Main Street’s New Clocktower Cabana Patio Bar Is a Big Hit at the Princeton Shopping Center

Jean Stratton

“Let’s meet at the Clocktower Cabana!”

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