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Vol. LXIV, No. 51
Happy Holidays!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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(Photo by Emily Reeves)
STARING CONTEST: Is it a showdown? Two candidates for Man’s Best Friend facing off? Dog in polka dots waistcoat vs. horse with holly leaf? Who blinked first? Only a New Yorker cartoonist could write the caption for this encounter in the heart of downtown Princeton last Sunday.

Front Page

Miller Stepping Down as Township Mayor

Ellen Gilbert

Bernie Miller has announced that he is stepping down as mayor of Princeton Township, effective January 2, 2011, when a reorganization meeting will be held to select a new mayor.

Board Discusses Future of Valley Road Building; Missed Blue Ribbon

Ellen Gilbert

A resolution concerning future use of the Valley Road Building and a discussion about a failed attempt to achieve “Blue Ribbon School” status for Riverside School were the main themes of last week’s Board of Education meeting.

Salary Range Set, No Net Increase in Borough Spending

Dilshanie Perera

Borough Council unanimously introduced an ordinance fixing the increase of municipal employees’ salaries at a maximum of 1.5 percent for the year at a recent public meeting. However, all municipal employees have contributed 1.5 percent of their salaries to go toward their own health benefits this year, creating no net increase in borough spending.

Other News

Need for Affordable Housing Emphasized as Management Non-Profit Looks Ahead

Dilshanie Perera

When Jan Mensz was in elementary school, he thought he might have to leave Princeton because his mother was struggling to find an affordable place where she could raise him and his sister. “We were getting ready to move, when someone told her about Princeton Community Housing (PCH) and she applied.”

Winter Farmers’ Market Moves Its Wares From Hinds Plaza to Library’s Community Room

Ellen Gilbert

There was bok choy and beaded jewelry at the most recent Princeton Farmers’ Market, which was held in the Princeton Public Library’s Community Room.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Senior Hill Providing Leadership Off the Bench as PU Women’s Hoops Builds for Title Defense

Bill Alden

As the Princeton University women’s basketball team has risen to the top of the Ivy League, star power has driven its ascent.

PHS Alum Rahn Named as a UMass Lax Captain; Hopes to Lead Minutemen Back to NCAA Tourney

Bill Alden

Casey Rahn was enjoying his junior year with the University of Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team as the 2010 season headed into April.

Senior Star DiTosto Showing Sense of Urgency; as PHS Boys’ Hockey Takes 4-2 Mark Into Break

Bill Alden

Dean DiTosto is looking to squeeze everything he can out of his senior season with the Princeton High boys’ hockey team.

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DVD Review

Going to the Heart of the Holiday With Frank Capra, James Stewart, and Jean Arthur

Stuart Mitchner

I’ve been wondering how I would answer this week’s Town Talk question. Without meaning to be difficult, I might say that I don’t have a favorite holiday movie, and anyway what’s a holiday movie? The real question is what movies do you find yourself truly wanting to see when the holiday season comes around? Do you want something light and superficially appropriate that you can check off your list of things to do this time of year, or do you want something closer to the emotional heart of the season?

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