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Vol. LXI, No. 36
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
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SUMMER IDYLL: What better picture of the essence of late summer serenity than a sunny, lazy Labor Day with canoes and kayaks on the Delaware and Raritan Canal?

Front Page

Bomb Hoax Tests PU Alert System

Matthew Hersh

Just days before Princeton University's undergraduate population began to return to campus, two e-mailed bomb threats this week presented the ultimate test in a new security alert system designed to keep members of the University community out of harm's way.

Construction Over, District Prepares to Track Performance

Linda Arntzenius

The Princeton Regional Schools Board of Education held a regular public monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 28, at 8 p.m., in the cafeteria of John Witherspoon Middle School.

Board President Michael Mostoller noted the end of construction after almost five years at Princeton High School and said that things were on track for the first day of classes tomorrow, Thursday, September 6.

Big Ideas Proposed for the Princeton Ridge Could be Achieved by Use of Small Spaces

Matthew Hersh

The prospect of building senior housing in Princeton Township has brightened, then dimmed, only to be illuminated again last month when a Bunn Drive senior housing project that had once appeared to be completely dead in the water suddenly came back to life.

Other News

With a Town Campaign for Sustainability, Some Retailers Already Have a Head Start

Matthew Hersh

It's no coincidence that the eco-mantra "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" is not only somewhat catchy, but arranges its ideals in level of importance.

Handful of Mayors Flock to Princeton, Acquiring Tools for Developmental Savvy

Matthew Hersh

A roving elected official would typically be involved in imparting some kind of wisdom to an eager audience, perhaps getting paid handsomely in the process.

Griggs Farm Resident "Not Just Surviving but Thriving" After Repeat Brain Surgery

Linda Arntzenius

In October 2005, Princeton resident Jimmy Fang had a headache that changed the rest of his life.

More of the Other News…


PU Men's Soccer Has Painful Opener but Hun Alum Care Regaining Form

Bill Alden

It was a tough night for the Princeton University men's soccer team.

With Focus Now Squarely on Baseball, PU Alum Venable on Track to Majors

Lance Williams

Growing up as the son of a Major League baseball player, many would assume that Will Venable always dreamed of following in his father's footsteps and was destined to a career in the big leagues.

PHS Boys' Soccer Has Basic Goals; Shooting to Again Win Games, Titles

Bill Alden

Wayne Sutcliffe doesn't mince words when he discusses the goals this fall for his Princeton High boys' soccer team.

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Book Review

Fifty Years Ago Today: Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road”

Stuart Mitchner

When Jack Kerouac’s On The Road was published fifty years ago today on September 5, 1957, the stars must have been aligned in the author’s favor. On that same day the sort of review that writers dream of appeared in the New York Times, written by an enlightened true believer heralding the publication as “a historic occasion” and going on to say that “just as The Sun Also Rises came to be regarded as the testament of the ‘Lost Generation,’ so it seems certain that On the Road will come to be known as that of the ‘Beat Generation.’”

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