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Vol. LXII, No. 7
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
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RIDING A CONCEPT: Princeton resident Caleigh Dwyer gets physical during Saturday’s celebration of National Women in Sports Day at Jadwin Gym. Sponsored by the PU Department of Athletics, the event featured various Tiger student athletes sharing their sports know-how with local youths.

Front Page

Corzine Plan Hits Local Roadblocks

Matthew Hersh

Gov. Jon S. Corzine was in Hightstown Saturday during a Mercer County stop on a 21-county, statewide tour, shopping his proposal to increase tolls on the state’s busiest highways to offset state debt and to fund transportation initiatives. Despite meeting widespread resistance, the governor reasserted his challenge to the Legislature to find an alternate plan for digging the state out of debt.

Township Looks Closely at Preserving Character in Littlebrook District

Matthew Hersh

Princeton Township Committee agreed Monday night to assemble a working group designed to explore the viability of preserving character in a 34-home, mid-century development in the town’s Littlebrook section.

Township Eyes Road Improvements With $2.85 Million Funding Likely

Matthew Hersh

Township Committee got its first taste of the municipal engineering department’s annual capital budget request for 2008 road improvements Monday night, and aside from some minor concerns, the $2.85 million project appears to have enough votes to pass.

Other News

Puppets, Music, Art, and a Great Quilt at ConTEMPORARY Arts Celebration

Ellen Gilbert

Koto, Mrs. Ijangayanga (a dragon!), Kit, Edwina, and Kinji will be part of the festivities when The Arts Council of Princeton observes Black History Month on Sunday, February 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. This event is free to the public and will be held at the conTEMPORARY Arts Center, located in the Princeton Shopping Center.

Former Committeewoman Runs for Office With New Name, But on a Familiar Platform

Matthew Hersh

In December 2004, Karen C. “Casey” Hegener cast her final vote on Township Committee at the end of a three-year term. It wasn’t exotic: it was just a “yea” vote for an ordinance on dog vaccinations.

Discussion of Classroom Practices Highlights Special Ed PTO Meeting

Ellen Gilbert

“There is no one way to do it,” counseled Special Education Supervisor Eileen Sanchez at the beginning of last week’s meeting of the Princeton Special Education Parent Teachers Organization. In the hour that followed, four teachers from the Princeton Regional School District demonstrated just how fine-tuned and varied they have made their efforts to reach students with special needs.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Ignited by Jubinville’s Speed, Playmaking, PU Men’s Hockey Surging in ECAC Race

Bill Alden

Lee Jubinville and his teammates on the Princeton University men’s hockey team had reason to be concerned as they found themselves trailing Brown 1-0 heading into the third period last Friday.

Princeton Men’s Hoops Webmaster Solomon Hits Century Mark in Covering Ivy Contests

Bill Alden

As a high school kid hanging around Princeton University men’s basketball games at Jadwin Gym in the 1980s, Jon Solomon became intrigued with the so-called “14-Club.”

Sophomore Star Thompson Provides Inspiration as PHS Girls’ Hockey Chases WIHLMA Crown

Bill Alden

When the Princeton High girls’ hockey team faced Princeton Day School in mid-January, PHS star Haley Thompson couldn’t play due to a dislocated shoulder.

More Sports…

DVD Review

Hits and Misses: It All Happens on the Academy’s Big Night

Stuart Mitchner

Look out, the Oscars are coming. Besides being the handiest excuse for hyping a product this side of the Christmas season, the Academy’s big night is a Great American Event right up there with the World Series, the Super Bowl, and presidential campaigns.


Opera New Jersey Presents Striking Production of Verdi’s “Rigoletto”

Nancy Plum

In some ways, life in the 21st century is not that much different than that of the 19th. Instead of attending movies for entertainment, people went to the opera, and in mid-19th century Venice, people waited for Giuseppe Verdi’s newest production like the late 20th century waited for Lord of the Rings sequels.

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