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Vol. LXIII, No. 43
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!: A wondrous assortment of costumes could be seen at Saturday’s Halloween parade and party at the Princeton Shopping Center. Here, Marina Wheeler (left), age 5, has won the second place award in the 4 to 6-year-old category for her shark costume, while others eagerly await their results.

Front Page

Township, Borough Approve Consolidation Commission

Ellen Gilbert

Members of Township Committee and Borough Council voted unanimously on Monday night to approve the formation of a joint commission to study sharing additional services and/or full municipal consolidation. This is a required first step for any municipalities wishing to avail themselves of the state’s programs and subsidies supporting municipal consolidation.

No Ready Solutions for Future Use of Valley Road Building

Ellen Gilbert

“If there are no solutions to the building, it has to come down,” said Superintendent Judy Wilson referring to the older section of the Valley Road Building in a discussion at last week’s meeting of the Board of Education’s Facilities Committee.

Corzine a Proponent of Consolidation; Working “Very Hard” on Tax Relief

Ellen Gilbert

“I have been an absolute proponent of consolidation,” said Governor Jon S. Corzine in a Monday morning press conference call with representatives from weekly and monthly newspapers throughout the state.

Other News

Though No Apocalypse Is Seen on Horizon, Prof. Krugman Predicts a Long Stagnation

Dilshanie Perera

The good news, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist and Princeton Professor Paul Krugman, is that we are not replaying the second year of the Great Depression.

With Election Looming, Council Candidates Assess Borough’s Needs and Future Plan

Dilshanie Perera

Three candidates are vying for two seats on Borough Council, with the election set for next Tuesday, November 3.

Democrat Jenny Crumiller, Republican Linda Sipprelle, and Democratic incumbent Kevin Wilkes all reflected on key concerns facing Princeton Borough in separate telephone interviews.

“A Guided Tour of a Life in Photography” Kicks Off Celebration of Emmet Gowin

Dilshanie Perera

Princeton University Professor and photographer Emmet Gowin took audience members on “a meander” through his artistic life and legacy last Saturday in a completely packed McCosh 10 auditorium on campus.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Drawing Confidence From Battle-Tested Defense No. 9 PU Men’s Hockey Expecting a Big Winter

Bill Alden

Over the last few years, the Princeton University men’s ice hockey team has been known for its free-wheeling, entertaining style of play.

PU Hockey Alum Parros Thriving in NHL; Aiming to Help Ducks Win Another Cup

Ed Benkin

When people think of Princeton University hockey players, brawlers rarely come to mind. George Parros is an exception.

Local Distance Running Legend Leung Setting Pace for PU Men’s Cross Country

Bill Alden

Brian Leung didn’t get the chance to hit the road much this summer as he prepared for his sophomore season with the Princeton University men’s cross country team.

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Princeton University Orchestra Is No “Ugly Duckling” in Season Opener

Nancy Plum

Princeton University Orchestra conductor Michael Pratt always starts off his ensemble’s season with a demanding program. No matter how many seniors have graduated the previous spring, the University Orchestra manages to begin the year focused and concentrated on performing concerts of music which would challenge even the most experienced players. This was the case this past weekend as the orchestra presented the first concerts of its 2009-2010 season in Richardson Auditorium. The performance Saturday night (the program was repeated on Sunday afternoon) featured the music of Maurice Ravel, Sergei Prokofiev, and Dmitri Shostakovich, as well as one of the more delightful works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The program also featured two soloists with strong Princeton connections.

It’s New to Us

Super Array of Antiques and Collectibles Are Available at Broad Street Antiques

Jean Stratton

“Ever consider giving more meaningful, less expensive gifts that someone will keep for the rest of his or her life? Consider quality over quantity. Isn’t it wonderful that there is real wood — an alternative to chipboard and plastic? And usually for less than the new copy itself.

Simone Realty, Headquartered in Lawrenceville Provides Office Sites for Healthcare Professionals

Jean Stratton

Helping physicians and other healthcare professionals find suitable office space is the mission of Simone Realty, Inc., located at 100 Federal City Road in Lawrenceville.

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