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Vol. LXIV, No. 36
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
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STREET SCENE: A lazy, lovely Labor Day on Nassau Street up Jugtown way where a taste of sidewalk cafe life is offered by the Small World offspring sometimes known as Small Small, and on far right, the Blue Point Grill.

Front Page

New School Year Presents Challenges

Ellen Gilbert

Hopes for a school year threatened by new legislative strictures and the future of the Valley Road Building were the main themes at last week’s Board of Education meeting.

Consultants Briefed as Administrators Host Consolidation Q&A

Dilshanie Perera

Representatives from five firms that may be prospective consultants for the joint municipal consolidation and shared services study came to the informational session last Thursday. The meeting was hosted by Borough and Township Administrators with the purpose of answering questions regarding the request for proposals (RFP), which is due on September 17.

UMCP Model Patient Room Displays Innovations in Healthcare and Design

Dilshanie Perera

A functional, fully equipped patient room that is a replica of those being built at the new hospital site is now in operation at the current location of the University Medical Center (UMCP) on Witherspoon Street. The Model Patient Room boasts innovative design elements targeted at making care more effective, efficient, and safe, and contributing to positive patient outcomes.

Other News

“Poised to Move Forward,” Patty L. Fagin Rejoices in Her New Role as Head of Stuart

Ellen Gilbert

“It feels great,” said Patricia (“Patty”) L. Fagin of her appointment as the new Head of the Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.

Goosebumps and Darwin: Library Set for Annual Children’s Book Festival, Sept. 11

Ellen Gilbert

“It would never dare to rain on Book Festival Day,” exclaimed Youth Services Librarian Allison Santos with the assurance of someone who has been running this particularly successful Princeton Public Library program for the past five years. On the outside chance that it does rain, she’s not worried: the event, which will take place this Saturday, September 11 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Hinds Plaza, will be organized into three tents.

Color Photography’s Expansion of the Medium Showcased in Princeton Art Museum’s “Starburst”

Dilshanie Perera

On view for only a few weeks more, “Starburst,” the color photography exhibit at the Princeton University Art Museum, offers visitors a look into the new direction American photography took in the 1970s.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


After Stirring Run to NCAA Final 4 Last Fall, Tiger Men’s Water Polo Will Have New Look

Bill Alden

As last fall came to a close, the Princeton University men’s water polo team played before a national TV audience, advancing to the NCAA Final Four for the first time since 2004.

PU Football’s Culbreath Making Encouraging Start; Returning to Gridiron as He Battles Blood Disorder

Bill Alden

It was sweltering on the Princeton University football team’s field turf practice complex last Wednesday and the players were dripping with sweat and the fluids they gulped down to stay hydrated as they trudged wearily away from the morning session.

Coming Off Undefeated State Title Season, PHS Boys’ Soccer Looks to Keep Rolling

Bill Alden

After producing a season for the ages last fall as it went 21-0-4 and won the Group III state championship, the Princeton High boys’ soccer will have a bull’s eye on its back when it hits the pitch for the 2010 campaign.

More Sports…

Book Review

Reading “Tom Sawyer” Between Sword Fights: A Mark Twain Reality Show

Stuart Mitchner

“I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’”

Mark Twain

Twain went out with Halley’s Comet on April 21, 1910. When my father, who had come in with it on July 15, 1910, was recovering from surgery in a Key West hospital, the comet was in the news, right on schedule, and it was hard to shake the thought that he might share the same fate, which he did, on April 14, 1986.

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Jean Stratton

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