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Vol. LXIV, No. 45
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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MAKING A STATEMENT: Members of the Princeton Day School girls’ soccer team shout for joy after topping Wardlaw-Hartridge 4-0 last Sunday in the state Prep B championship game. Pictured, from left, are Britanny Murray, Jess Frieder, Jacqui Stevens, and Katie Gibson.

Front Page

Township Approves Pool Appropriation

Ellen Gilbert

At its Monday evening meeting, Township Committee unanimously approved a bond ordinance for the appropriation of $4,087,000 for the installation of a new community pool, and authorized the issuance of $3,882,650 bonds or notes to finance part of the cost.

Borough Approves Union Negotiation With PBA 130 in Three-Year Agreement

Dilshanie Perera

In a 5-1 vote last week, Borough Council approved an agreement with police union PBA Local 130 pertaining to its contract with the municipality from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012. Council members Jenny Crumiller, David Goldfarb, Andrew Koontz, Barbara Trelstad, and Kevin Wilkes voted in favor, while Roger Martindell voted against the measure.

Facing State Cutbacks, Canal Commission Gets Borough Backing; Supporters Look Ahead

Dilshanie Perera

Members of Borough Council voiced their support for the work of the Delaware and Raritan Canal Commission (DRCC), passing a resolution to that end at their meeting last week.

Other News

“The Art of Giving Great Service” Workshop Attended by 155 Local Merchants, Employees

Dilshanie Perera

The Princeton Merchants Association-organized workshop on Monday focusing on customer service as a priority saw about 155 participants coming from 30 Princeton businesses. The training held in the library’s Community Room was led by representatives from Zingerman’s, an Ann Arbor-based family of businesses that grew from a single deli to include a bakery, creamery, restaurant, coffee roasters, a candy manufacturing company, a mail-order business, and a training operation.

Slimmest Election Margin Since 2002 Has Holt Busy Deciphering the Message

Ellen Gilbert

“This is a job that really is demanding under the best of circumstances,” said Congressman Rush Holt (D-12) in an interview the day after his re-election for a seventh consecutive term. “With the complicated messages that came from the voters this year, it will be especially hard,” he added.

Edwidge Danticat Returns to Princeton to Talk About “Create Dangerously”

Ellen Gilbert

“It’s a full circle moment,” said Edwidge Danticat, describing the aptness of her Friday evening appearance at the Princeton Public Library to discuss her new book, Create Dangerously. The inception of the book, she explained, occurred two years ago when she visited Princeton University to deliver the Toni Morrison Lectures.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Senior Standout Burton Produces Big Finish as PU Men’s Soccer Edges Penn for Ivy Crown

Bill Alden

Roberts Stadium was overflowing with a raucous crowd of more that 2,000 last Saturday evening as the 16th-ranked Princeton University men’s soccer team hosted No. 13 Penn with the Ivy League title on the line.

Tabbed as Ivy League Favorite After CBI Run, PU Men’s Hoops Bringing Ambition Into 2010-11

Bill Alden

Adding a new chapter to the program’s storied tradition, the Princeton University men’s basketball team ended last winter by making a run to the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) semifinals.

Coming Off Record-Breaking 26-3 Campaign, Tiger Women’s Hoops Embracing Bull’s Eye

Bill Alden

Courtney Banghart laughs when she recalls that her Princeton University women’s basketball team was picked seventh in the Ivy League media preseason poll prior to her debut season as head coach in 2007-08.

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DVD Review

More Than a Movie: J.D. Salinger’s Journey Into “The 39 Steps”

Stuart Mitchner

We planned to drive through Scotland … in search of where my father’s beloved 39 Steps was filmed.

Margaret Salinger

For J.D. Salinger, the high point of that drive through the land of The 39 Steps came when life and art coalesced. According to his daughter Margaret’s memoir, Dream Catcher (2000), it happened when a flock of sheep blocked the road, a real-life manifestation of the moment in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie that allowed “the hero and heroine” played by Robert Donat and Madeline Carroll “to escape, handcuffed to each other, from their captor’s car.”


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Introduces New Music Director Jacques Lacombe

Nancy Plum

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s newest Music Director formally met the Princeton community on Friday night as the orchestra came to Richardson Auditorium for its second performance of its Princeton series. Newly-appointed conductor Jacques Lacombe had already demonstrated commitment to New Jersey and its composers with last week’s performances of music of former Princeton University composer Roger Sessions. For this past Friday night’s concert, Mr. Lacombe continued his survey of American music with a lesser-known work of George Gershwin as well as Johannes Brahms’ towering Piano Concerto No.1 in d minor.

It’s New to Us

Yanina & Co. Custom Jewelry Collection Offers High Quality Design and Creativity

Jean Stratton

“This is a happy business. No one is unhappy when they get diamonds!”

Maureen O’Keefe, marketing director of Yanina & Co., is enthusiastic about the beautiful pieces of jewelry created by Yanina Fleysher, the president and award-winning designer of the company.

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