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Vol. LXI, No. 23
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
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AMISTAD AWARD: Celebrating with John Witherspoon Middle School teacher Connie Escher at last week's award ceremony held at Drumthwacket, were, from left: Mary Bliss (who with her husband Walter Bliss, a member of the Princeton Regional Schools Board of Education, has had four children in district schools); Kathy Blohm; Ms. Escher; JWMS Principal Bill Johnson; Board of Education member Joshua Leinsdorf; and JWMS Vice-Principal Lynne Harkness. "An award like this is really given to many individuals," said Ms. Escher.

Teacher Receives Exemplary Practices Award From New Jersey Amistad Commission

Linda Arntzenius

Princeton resident and John Witherspoon Middle School teacher, Constance Killian Escher, received one of three Exemplary Practices Awards from the New Jersey Amistad Commission at its third annual awards ceremony and reception at Drumthwacket, the Governor's mansion, last Thursday, May 31.

Commission Sides With Deer Path Study, but Historic Designation Not There Yet

Matthew Hersh

A cluster of mid-20th century houses last week came one step closer to officially acquiring the "historic" tag when a Township municipal commission signed off on an outsourced study recommending historic status, and the protections and building limitations that go along with it.

Blue Moon Rises, but It Isn't Blue; Princeton Enjoys Two Moons in May

Linda Arntzenius

At least a dozen times a year, there is a chance to walk along the towpath of the Delaware & Raritan canal by the light of a full moon — that is if the weather cooperates with a clear sky.

A Necessary Hiatus? Fete Organizers Gear Up for '07, But Will 'Rest' in '08

Matthew Hersh

Change is one thing, but is Princeton ready to go Fete-less? Even for one year?

That remains to be seen, but as organizers gear up for Saturday's June Fete, the largest annual fund-raiser for the Auxiliary of the University Medical Center at Princeton, change is swirling, even before the first waft of funnel cakes hits the air. Fete organizers announced last week that 2008 would witness a break for the popular day fair, as Princeton HealthCare System, the Medical Center's parent entity, ramps up plans to move to a 158-acre site in Plainsboro.

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