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Vol. LXII, No. 42
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
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SKATE PARK COMING SOON: The Princeton Parks Alliance headed by Borough Councilman Andrew Koontz (left) recently donated $5,000 to the Princeton Recreation Department for additional landscaping and greening of the new skateboarding park that is under construction at Hilltop Park. Ben Stentz, program supervisor at the Recreation Department, also pictured above, said that the drainage issues in the space have been resolved and construction of the skate surfaces is underway.

Parks Alliance Awards $5,000 For Skate Park Beautification

Dilshanie Perera

The Princeton Parks Alliance, a non-profit parks conservancy, awarded $5,000 to the Princeton Recreation Department last Wednesday for additional landscaping at the new skate park being built at Hilltop Park.

New Medical Center in Plainsboro Will Feature Purposeful Design

Dilshanie Perera

The new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) recently broke ground for its new building, which is slated to open in 2011. The new hospital is 2.5 miles away from its current location in Princeton, and will be located on Route One between Scudders Mill Road and Plainsboro Road.

Candidates Miller and Nemeth Share Concerns about Township

Ellen Gilbet

Democrats Bernie Miller and Sue Nemeth, who are both running unopposed for Princeton Township Committee seats, share many of the same concerns. In a recent interview they pointed out that while they are not running a “joint” campaign, their advertisements highlight common objectives. Ms. Nemeth, who moved here in 2000, is quick to enumerate three of their main goals: “Keeping Princeton affordable, promoting sustainability, and full municipal consolidation.” Their interest in sustainability extends to existing facilities, not just new ones, and keeping Princeton affordable means “keeping a lid on expenses” and creating a “long-term framework.”

“Harp till You Drop” the Message As Harpers’ Escapists Play Library

Ellen Gilbert

“It’s hard to make the harp sound bad,” joked Harpers’ Escape co-founder Kathy DeAngelo at the group’s Sunday afternoon concert at the Princeton Public Library. After an hour-and-a-half of lilting, wistful, somber, and toe-tapping traditional Scottish and Irish music, the audience that filled the library’s Community Room seemed unlikely to disagree.

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