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Vol. LXV, No. 26
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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SUMMERTIME: And “the living is easy” at the Community Park Pool. This will be the last summer before renovations that are set to begin in September.

Front Page

Commission Signs Consolidation Report

Ellen Gilbert

Members of the Joint Consolidation/Shared Services Study Commission put their names to a final version of their report recommending consolidation of the Borough and Township. A full text of the document is available at

May 13 Beaver Incident Leads to Township Follow-Up With Guide

Ellen Gilbert

The agitated response by some private citizens and elected officials to the May 13 killing of two beavers at Pettoranello Garden in Princeton Township by Animal Control Officer Mark Johnson has not been forgotten. At Monday evening’s Township Committee meeting, Administrator Jim Pascale announced that the Department of Health “has been active in following up on this matter,” and that after ”several meetings” they have “come up with a standard operating procedures manual that will give guidance and direction by species to the Animal Control Officer.”

Borough Council Considers Question Of Community Access in A & T Zone

Anne Levin

Increasing the local community’s access to cultural attractions is one of the objectives of Princeton University’s proposal for a newly zoned Arts and Transit neighborhood. Just how much access the local community will have was among the topics under discussion at Borough Council’s meeting last week.

Other News

American Flags Tell a Wealth of Stories In Exhibit Opening at Morven This Week

Anne Levin

“Short but sweet, our acquaintance,” wrote Louis I. Newman, a passenger aboard the German liner SS Amerika in 1909. “Best wishes” was the simple signature of Mrs. J.B. Lince of Des Moines, Iowa. These quaint remembrances of a voyage at sea are written not in a souvenir book or a passenger list. They are scrawled across the front of an American flag.

Princeton Photo Lab Closing Its Doors After 16-Plus Years on Nassau Street

Anne Levin

After almost 17 years on Nassau Street, Princeton Photo Lab will serve customers tomorrow, Thursday, June 30, for the last time. The shop is closing to make room for a “nationwide retailer,” according to a spokesman for the Chatham-based David Cronheim Company, which owns the building. The new, as-yet unidentified business (the product may be shoes, according to area storeowners) will occupy the combined space of Princeton Photo and the adjacent Princeton Barber Shop, which is moving around the corner to Tulane Street.

All in a Day’s Work

Ellen Gilbert

Donald Strum has worked in the Product Design Division of Michael Graves Design Group since 1983.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Taking Lessons from Rowing at PU, Coaching at Hun, Davis Helped Stanford Women’s Lightweights to Title

Bill Alden

Over the past three years, Madeline Davis been riding a wave of success in the world of rowing.

In the spring of 2009, Davis wrapped up a stellar career with the Princeton University women’s lightweight program by helping the Tigers take silver at the Eastern Sprints. That summer, she rowed at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Racice, Czech Republic.

Making Return to NCAA Stomping Grounds, Tierney Guided Denver Men’s Lax to Final 4

Bill Alden

Bill Tierney is back east this month at some of his old stomping grounds, working at the elite “Top 205” lacrosse camps in the Baltimore area.

On Memorial Day weekend, the former Princeton University men’s lacrosse head coach and current University of Denver boss, returned to another stomping ground as he guided the Pioneers to the NCAA Final 4.

Working on Father’s Staff for Denver Men’s Lax Tierney Saw Different Side of Final 4 Journey

Bill Alden

While Trevor Tierney was enjoying his role as the defensive coordinator for the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse two summers ago, he was thinking about taking a shot at college coaching.

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Art Review

James A. Michener Art Museum
Soldiering On: William Trego, Stephen Crane, and the Imagery of War

Stuart Mitchner

The music of the trampling feet, the sharp voices, the clanking arms of the column near him made him soar on the red wings of war. For a few moments he was sublime.

from Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage (1895)

With the new exhibit, So Bravely and So Well: The Life and Art of William T. Trego, the Michener Art Museum marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and pays tribute to an artist whose heroic personal struggle reflected his chosen setting — the field of battle. Some two years after his birth in September 1858, Trego was stricken — in effect, seriously wounded — on the eve of the conflict that would become one of the primary subjects of his art. Whatever the cause — polio, most likely — it crippled his hands.


The Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio Concert Energizes Audience With Beethoven’s Music

Nancy Plum

Part of the fun of attending the concerts of the Princeton University Summer Concerts Series is seeing how much of the audience seems to have dropped whatever they were doing to attend the performance. People come in all types of dress and in a wide range of ages — well-dressed with children in tow to perhaps just having left their gardening. Clearly no matter what the daytime activities, there is always time for chamber music. The new season of the Princeton Summer Concerts Series kicked off last Tuesday night in Richardson auditorium with a polished trio making their way through the complete piano trio works of the master of chamber music.

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