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Vol. LXIV, No. 44
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
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ELECTION SELECTIONS: Local residents queue up in Community Park School to cast their votes on Tuesday morning. Selections for the Congressman for the 12th district, as well as county and local representatives, were all up for consideration.

Front Page

Borough, Township Dems Prevail; Holt Wins

Dilshanie Perera

The Democratic candidates running for the two available seats on Borough Council and Township Committee, respectively, pulled ahead of their Republican counterparts on Tuesday.

Fair Tax Committee Reviewing Each Facet of Revaluation Process

Ellen Gilbert

The Princeton Property Fair Tax Committee (PPFT) met last week to bring members of the community up to date on their efforts to address what are seen by many as inequities in the recent revaluation process.

Other News

Board of Education Eyes New Legislation Warily; Receives 12th “Unqualified” Rating on Audit

Ellen Gilbert

“This could open up a floodgate across the state and be a devastating blow to a lot of districts,” said Board of Education member Dan Haughton at last week’s meeting, reporting on an upcoming bill before the state legislature that would enable entities other than the State Department of Education to approve new charter schools. The Board’s newly-created Legislative Committee, he said, is working on “educating” state level officials about this and other local school district concerns.

Public Engagement Is Key for Consolidation and Joint Services Study Commission’s Progress

Dilshanie Perera

The public meeting held at John Witherspoon Middle School last week was the first major interaction between local residents, members of the Consolidation and Joint Services Study Commission, and the consultants from the Center for Governmental Research (CGR) hired to conduct the study.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Seguin Blanks Colgate 2-0 in ECACH Opener as PU Women’s Hockey Gets Weekend Split

Bill Alden

Two weekends ago, Cassie Seguin surrendered a total of five goals as the Princeton University women’s hockey started its season with two defeats.

Unlikely Hero Meggitt Delivers Knockout Blow as PDS Boys’ Soccer Shocks PHS to Win MCT

Bill Alden

Hugo Meggitt was drained but excited as the Princeton Day School boys’ soccer team headed into overtime last Saturday in its tense battle with Princeton High in the Mercer County Tournament championship game.

PHS Boys’ Soccer Stunned in MCT Title Game but Bounces Back to Win State Tourney Opener

Bill Alden

Some players lay prone on the turf with their hands covering their heads while others just sat motionless staring into space.

More Sports…

Record Review

Celebrating Django Reinhardt’s Centenary: “This Gypsy is Worth a Goya!”

Stuart Mitchner

This guitar which laughs and weeps, guitar with a human voice.

Jean Cocteau

This gypsy is worth a Goya!

Vicomtesse de Noailles

Newlywed, settled in a cottage overgrown with jasmine and myrtle, Samuel Taylor Coleridge composed “The Eolian Harp” during one of the rare happy moments in his doomed marriage. The words he found for what happens when the “desultory breeze” caresses a lute (“Such a soft floating witchery of sound”) engendered thoughts of “the one Life within us and abroad,/Which meets all motion and becomes its soul,/A light in sound, a sound-like power in light,/Rhythm in all thought, and joyance every where.”

It’s New to Us

Alisandra B. Carnevale, Esq. Opens Practice Focusing on Family Law and Related Issues

Jean Stratton

Helping people has always been important to Alisandra Carnevale. Considering ways she could include this focus in a career, she decided on the law.

Natural Pet Food, Supplements, and Supplies Offered at Dogs & Cats Rule’s New Location

Jean Stratton

“The pet industry as a whole is growing 13 percent a year, a $45 billion business, including food, supplements, and veterinarians. The natural food segment is growing faster than any other part of it,” says George Parente, owner of the new Dogs & Cats Rule in The Shops At Windsor Green.

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