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Vol. LXIV, No. 40
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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(Photo by Emily Reeves)
PAINTING PUMPKINS ON THE PLAZA: With Lee Beck supervising, the painters are Emma Reeves (left), Jake Beck (middle), and Will Beck (right), the occasion being Witherspoon Grill’s Harvest and Music Festival on Hinds Plaza. Proceeds from Sunday’s event went to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.

Front Page

Emann, Township Want Quick Resolution

Ellen Gilbert

“I’m doing as well as can be expected,” said suspended Princeton Township Chief of Police Mark Emann in a phone interview on Tuesday.

Overflow Crowd Has Strong Opinions About Dinky, BRT

Dilshanie Perera

The Regional Planning Board meeting last week was packed by those with strong opinions about transit and transportation options in town. The overflow crowd had gathered to hear presentations proposing alternatives to the Dinky, the vehicle operating along the one-track rail line that connects Princeton to Princeton Junction, as well as statements advocating the preservation or augmentation of it.

Revaluation Measures Include PILOT, Study Commission, Shared Services

Dilshanie Perera

Borough Council unanimously passed three resolutions at last week’s meeting dealing with revaluation. Council member Roger Martindell had proposed versions of the resolutions in a previous session.

Other News

Consolidation Commission Chooses CGR for Next Six Months of Municipal Analysis

Dilshanie Perera

What did people do before they could call 911 if something went wrong? How were fires fought at the turn of last century? How do you make bandages?

Wilson Reports “An Extremely Great Opening”; Board Considers Challenges for Coming Year

Ellen Gilbert

The Princeton Regional Schools will come under particularly close scrutiny in the coming months as a result of both self-evaluation and participation in the tri-annual Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) state-monitoring process.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


No 3 PU Field Hockey Has Roller Coaster Week; Topping No. 1 Maryland Before Losing to American

Bill Alden

Over the past few years, the Princeton University field hockey team has steadily climbed into the upper echelon of the college game.

Sparked by Herring’s Move to Singles; PHS Girls’ Tennis Finishes 2nd at MCT

Bill Alden

Keely Herring knew that it wasn’t going to be easy stepping up to the second singles role this fall for the Princeton High girls’ tennis team.

With Senior Star Blair Back at Full Speed, PHS Field Hockey Gets on Winning Track

Bill Alden

Taylor Blair is savoring every moment she spends on the field this fall for the Princeton High field hockey team.

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Art Review

Princeton University Art Museum
The Power of Darkness: Gauguin’s Noa Noa Suite

Stuart Mitchner

I have never made a single cut with the knife into this branch of rosewood, that I did not each time more powerfully breathe in the perfume of victory and rejuvenation: noa, noa!

Paul Gauguin, from Noa Noa

One of the gloomier images in the catalogue accompanying the University Art Museum’s new exhibit, “Gauguin’s Paradise Remembered: The Noa Noa Prints,” is Paul Signac’s crayon sketch of rue Vercingétroix, where Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) had his last Paris studio. From the look of it, this could be among those streets Balzac finds “in as much disrepute as any man branded with infamy.” The name itself has a sinister music, a four-syllable sword-thrust; in fact it refers to a Gallic warrior whose “very name seemed to be made to generate terror,” according to the Roman historian Florian.


Love, Marriage, Murder, Espionage, Comedy Merge in “Red Herring,” at Theatre Intime

Donald Gilpin

The maritime motifs proliferate in Michael Hollinger’s Red Herring, a murder mystery, film noir parody and romantic comedy all in one, currently playing at Theatre Intime.

Rossen Milanov Conducts the PSO in a Concert of Power and Grace

Nancy Plum

Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Director Rossen Milanov announced his arrival this past weekend with a program of “Power, Passion and Grace.” The orchestra’s concert in Richardson Auditorium on Sunday afternoon included several works which embodied all three of those adjectives, but above all made clear that Mr. Milanov is proud of his musicians, and they are equally proud to be playing for him.

It’s New to Us

The Residences at Palmer Square Community Offer Elegant Townhomes and Condominiums

Jean Stratton

“This location is unbelievable. It’s a one-of-kind townhome community. I love to be able to sell a community I truly believe in.”

Sharon Bloodgood, sales manager of The Residences At Palmer Square, is proud of her association with this new community. The elegant townhome and condominium community, which extends around Chambers Street, Paul Robeson Place, Hulfish and Witherspoon Streets, is now taking reservations. Stasse & Company in Pennington is the broker of record, and Minno & Wasko Architects & Planners were the designers.

Popular CoolVines Specialty Wine Shop Moves to New Spring Street Location

Jean Stratton

“People are generally in a good mood when they come here. They may be planning a special dinner or having a party. Also, they like to have a personal experience when they come. We enjoy spending time with customers, explaining about the different wines.”

Mark Censits, owner of CoolVines, the popular specialty wine shop, looks forward to introducing even more customers to the wide variety of wines available in the shop’s location in the new building at 21 Spring Street.

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