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Vol. LXII, No. 26
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
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(Photo by E.J. Greenblat)

POMP AND (JOYOUS) CIRCUMSTANCE: Members of the Princeton High School Class of 2008 salute the flag to kick off graduation proceedings. Rain and lightning shifted the ceremony indoors, but students, family, and friends persevered with aplomb and good cheer.

Stormy Weather Doesn’t Cloud Princeton High School Graduation

Dilshanie Perera

The air was warm, dry, and festive as the 79th class of Princeton High School graduating seniors filed out of their soon-to-be alma mater clad in royal blue robes and mortarboards.

Regional Planning Board Discusses Flooding, Zoning, Preservation

Dilshanie Perera

The Regional Planning Board of Princeton met last Thursday to discuss pending issues, recognize former Borough Council member Wendy Benchley’s service to the Planning Board, and to assess the findings of a report by Dr. Richard Olsson regarding a geologic survey of the Random Road segment of Harry’s Brook.

Princeton Regional School Board Wraps Up Year and Looks Ahead

Ellen Gilbert

As she did in her cover story in the Princeton Regional Schools’ June newsletter, Superintendent Judy Wilson struck a positive note at the opening of the school board’s final meeting of the year last Tuesday.

Award-Winning Princeton Lawyer Is Champion of Privacy Rights

Ellen Gilbert

It probably comes as no surprise to those who have heard her speak at one the many local post-Patriot Act symposiums on intellectual freedom that Grayson Barber’s website includes a copy of W.H. Auden’s poem, “The Unknown Citizen.” As a First Amendment litigator and privacy advocate with a solo practice in Princeton, she does not necessarily hold “the proper opinions for the time of year,” and it is for that very reason that she recently received a “Library Champions” award from the New Jersey Library Association.

Anne Martindell Honored at Public Library Gathering

Dilshanie Perera

Friends and family assembled in the public library on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the life of renowned Princeton personality, politician, and generally inspiring character, Anne Martindell, who died last week at age 93. She had been scheduled to attend the Princeton launch of her memoir, Never Too Late, which chronicles Ms. Martindell’s involvement in politics following the 1968 Democratic Convention riots in Chicago, her work in the New Jersey State Democratic Party, her time as a state senator, her efforts as the director of the Office of United States Foreign Disaster Assistance, her appointment as the United States ambassador to New Zealand, how she found true love in her 60s, and the triumph of earning a degree from Smith College at the age of 87. It is the story of a dynamic life, one filled with a tirelessness and vivacity.

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