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Vol. LXII, No. 8
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
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(Photo courtesy of Princeton Hook & Ladder)

UNBROKEN HISTORICAL LINE: Princeton Hook & Ladder, one of three companies that comprise the Princeton Fire Department, is celebrating its 220th anniversary this year. As was the case in 1788, the department is still looking for volunteers, and still taking measures to preserve tradition and serve the community. This image represents the scene when Hook & Ladder was located on Nassau Street.

After 220 Years, Stalwart Hook & Ladder Still Vigilant, Still Looking for Volunteers

Matthew Hersh

This is the first in a series on the need for volunteers in the Princeton Fire Department.

With the rain pouring down outside, it’s not what one would consider a “high risk” day for fires, but here’s Rob Toole, all by himself, tending to one of the company engines, at Princeton Hook & Ladder’s Harrison Street station as he takes some time out from his day job to volunteer at the company to which he’s given more than 20 years of “free time.”

Architect Points to Global Growth as Need for Smart Growth Locally

Matthew Hersh

Monolithic skyscrapers growing out of the sandy dunes in Dubai might seem a world apart from building senior housing in the rocky terrain of the Princeton Ridge, but when looking at development growth from a global perspective, it’s all a matter of perspective, said architect J. Robert Hillier Monday at Princeton’s All Saints Church.

After Acting as Town’s Eco-Conscience, Breithaupt Makes Way for New Leadership

Matthew Hersh

While he abhors excessive environmental activism and worries about the credibility of extreme “Greenpeace tactics,” David Breithaupt, the former corporate vice president at Church & Dwight, suggests that there are environmental solutions to be found in municipal government.

But it takes time, and, most importantly, Mr. Breithaupt said, it takes balance.

Times Reporter Hoge Discusses U.N. at Woodrow Wilson School Lecture

Ellen Gilbert

“I don’t attack the U.N., I don’t defend it, I simply cover it,” said Warren Hoge, United Nations foreign affairs correspondent for The New York Times during a talk at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs last week.

Wanted: A Pair of Engaging Self-Starters to Tie the Knot at the Shopping Center

Matthew Hersh

How many people out there proposed marriage or were proposed to last week on Valentine’s Day?

The Princeton Shopping Center wants to know, because it might have the perfect arrangement for the big day.

Cowboys, Goddesses, Apples, and Wishes: Art Museum Announces Program for Families

Ellen Gilbert

Following up on the success of its fall program, the Princeton Art Museum has planned a nine-session, Saturday morning program for children ages 5 to 9 — and their families — beginning with “Where Is the Princess Going?” on March 1, from 10 a.m. to noon.

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