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Vol. LXII, No. 38
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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(Photo by Dilshanie Perera)

BACON BROTHERS: During the question-and-answer session following the Princeton Young Achievers (PYA) benefit concert last Saturday, Kevin and Michael Bacon admire the thank you cards made by members of PYA while Board President Clayton Marsh looks on. PYA is an academically-oriented after school program serving more than 100 children in public housing neighborhoods in grades K to 5.

Neighbors and Public Comment On Princeton University’s Campus Plan

Dilshanie Perera

The Master Plan Subcommittee of the Regional Planning Board of Princeton, Princeton University representatives, and members of the public met last Wednesday to continue the ongoing discussion regarding the university’s 10-year Campus Plan. Emphasis was placed on the proposed arts and transit neighborhood as well as on the traffic impact of the campus plan on the surrounding community.

Conover Disputes Loss of School Bus Contract, Regional School Board Stands by Its Decision

Ellen Gilbert

The Princeton Regional School Board is standing by its decision not to renew the contract of the Conover Transportation Company. Although the Montgomery-based firm had been providing bus service to the Princeton public schools for over 45 years, its contract for the current school year was rejected because, the district said, it was presented in terms of annual costs, rather than the per diem breakdown called for in the bid specifications.

Charter School Board of Trustees Discuss Ongoing, Future Projects

Ellen Gilbert

Although it was founded 11 years ago, the Princeton Charter School (PCS) is still a work in progress, at least with respect to its physical facilities. At its first meeting of the new school year last week, the PCS Board of Trustees and new Head of School Broderick Boxley heard reports on building improvements made during the summer, along with updates on ongoing and future projects.

Impact of State Tourism Marks Meeting of Borough Merchants

Dilshanie Perera

The Borough Merchants for Princeton met Tuesday morning to hear a series of presentations on tourism and how improved marketing techniques can spur travel to the area and strengthen the local economy.

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