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Vol. LXIV, No. 42
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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DIFFERENCES OF OPINION: Incumbent 12th District Congressman Rush Holt (left) squared off against challenger Scott Sipprelle at Rider University last week in the first of three scheduled debates.

Front Page

Debate Highlights Holt, Sipprelle Differences

Ellen Gilbert

The 450-seat Yvonne Theater, Rider University’s largest meeting venue, was filled to capacity last Thursday as 12th Congressional District Democratic incumbent Congressman Rush Holt and Republican challenger Scott Sipprelle met for the first of three scheduled debates.

Revaluation Commission, Live Consolidation Study, Approved by Boro

Dilshanie Perera

Borough Council approved the creation of a Joint Revaluation Study Commission at its meeting last week. The commission, which would be jointly administered with Princeton Township, will investigate ways of ameliorating the effects of the recent tax reassessment in both municipalities, as well as collect data and explore how the revaluation was conducted and what effects it is having on residents.

Township Supports D&R Canal; Expresses Route 1 Traffic Concerns

Ellen Gilbert

Believing it to be “not in Princeton’s best interest,” Township Committee voted unanimously at its Monday evening meeting to support a resolution protesting the State government’s proposed abolition of the Delaware & Raritan (D&R) Canal Commission.

Other News

From Islam to Wordsworth to “Genesis”: Evergreen Forum Celebrates 10 Years

Ellen Gilbert

“My best guess for ten years out is that Evergreen Forum will still be flourishing, attracting outstanding leaders, and a varied and enthusiastic group of participants of all ages,” said cofounder Carolyn Wilson of the ten-year old volunteer organization that offers life-long learning opportunities to area residents.

Sustainable Princeton Expands its Purview With Projects Focused on Greening the Town

Dilshanie Perera

With a quarter of its funding in place for the upcoming year, Sustainable Princeton is continuing to expand its programs and spur innovation regarding energy savings and sustainability. Sustainability Coordinator Diane Landis presented an update at last week’s Borough meeting, where Council approved providing the organization with $7,500 to assist in its 2011 operations.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Coming Off Season Plagued by Inconsistency, PU Women’s Hockey Emphasizing Toughness

Bill Alden

After enduring a 2009-10 season characterized by uneven play and some dispiriting losses, Princeton University women’s ice hockey head coach Jeff Kampersal is espousing a basic formula to get more consistency out of his team in the upcoming campaign.

Former Hun Standout Fiori Seizes Opportunity; Making Fairfield Women’s Soccer as Walk-On

Nicole Campellone

In his famous pre-game speech to the U.S. men’s hockey team before its clash with the Soviet Union at the 1980 Olympics, head coach Herb Brooks reminded his players that great moments are born from great opportunities.

With Guzman Bringing Variety to Attack, PHS Boys’ Soccer Aiming for More Titles

Bill Alden

Although Lido Guzman wasn’t a headliner for the Princeton High boys’ soccer team last season, he was on the field for many crucial moments as the team went undefeated on the way to the Group III state championship.

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Book Review

Putting Your Nose Between the Pages: Infinite Riches in the Community Room

Stuart Mitchner

I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.

George Gissing

To see why books will never be replaced by hand-held devices, you need only spend time sifting through the world of donations making up this year’s Friends of the Princeton Library Book Sale. At last count, for example, there were something like six tables filled with art books of the highest quality, the majority of them from the estate of Susan Merians. While looking through a bound volume, however splendid, will never be as satisfying as seeing the original up close, it’s a more substantial experience than clicking through the virtual equivalent.


At University Art Museum, Princeton Singers Provide Medieval Musical Experience

Nancy Plum

Princeton Singers seems right at home in the Princeton University Art Museum. Even though the intimate space in which the chamber ensemble performs is only big enough for 25-30 people (amidst the medieval marble statues, glass cases, and icons), the 20 or so singers have become accustomed to the space to make the most of the repertoire which is so inherent to the Singers’ mission. This past weekend gave the Singers the opportunity to return to the Art Museum to perform “A Medieval Garden,” a concise but in no way easy concert of music ranging from the 15th to the 20th centuries. And although the music seemed like a great deal of work for 75 to 100 people (Saturday late afternoon’s performance was repeated Saturday night and Sunday), it was rewarding nonetheless to the audience who attended to hear well-tuned singing in a difficult repertoire.

All in a Day’s Work

All in the Family: Mother and Daughters Gould Explain Wealth Management, Working with Clients, Fiscal Climate

Dilshanie Perera

When Audrey Gould entered the financial services industry almost 30 years ago, she had no idea that she would end up heading a wealth management group in partnership with her two daughters. A part of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, the Gould Group provides investment advice and financial management services to clients local, national, and international. Audrey’s daughter Georgeanne Gould-Moss joined the Gould Group as a partner 15 years ago, with daughter Ellen Gould-Baber coming aboard 11 years ago.

It’s New to Us

Complete Range of Dry Cleaning Services Available at Princeton Cleaners & Tailor

Jean Stratton

Hyung Park is enthusiastic about his new dry cleaning business, Princeton Cleaners & Tailor, which opened in April at 11 State Road.

Artists’ Apiary, A Sunday Series in Princeton, Has Opened at Camillo’s Cafe in the “Salone”

Jean Stratton

An artists’ salon has arrived in Princeton!

Creativity will be on display once a month on Sunday at Camillo’s Café in the Princeton Shopping Center. And it is not just in the kitchen! The work of area artists will be exhibited in the Café’s private “salone”.

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