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School board will place $27M referendum on Dec. 11 ballot By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer

The Princeton Public Schools Board of Education has decided to forgo the most expensive capital projects it was considering seeking voter approval for in December, instead agreeing on Oct. 9 to put a nearly $27 million referendum on the ballot to pay for infrastructure projects at district schools. The truncated proposal does not call for building a new school for fifth- and sixth-graders, buy-

ing 15 acres on Thanet Circle for current and future facilities needs or making major renovations to Princeton High School. At $26.9 million, the referendum would provide air conditioning in the classrooms of each elementary school as well as in each cafeteria, security improvements at all schools, four additional classrooms at the high school and upgrades to the library at Littlebrook Elementary School, among other things. The referendum is scheduled

for Dec. 11 and if it is approved, the school tax increase starting in 2020 would be $54 on the average assessed home of about $837,000. “I think we have a way forward that seems to have most people somewhat satisfied,” board President Patrick Sullivan said on Oct. 10. Sullivan proposed the leaner plan with an eye toward having continued community engagement and then having another referendum in 2019. He is leav-

ing the board at the end of his current term in December, so he won’t be on the board when, and if, officials decide to have another ballot question. “It’s really … part of an overall process that gets us to where we want to go in a slightly elongated period of time,” he said. “At the end of the day, I think we will be happy with where we end up and I think the way we have done it is a way I think takes a lot of the anger and the frustration out of the dialogue.”

By going in this direction, officials shaved off more than $100 million from what they originally had contemplated putting on the ballot this year. Once, the proposed referendum was a little more than $137 million, but it came down to $129.6 million. More recently, officials had floated a proposal for $82.5 million. In some ways, the board found itself pulled in opposite directions. On one hand, residents complained about the tax impact


Mayor: Companies have inquired about new hotel By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer

Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert said on Oct. 4 that multiple hotel companies have approached her about wanting to open a new hotel in town and are “especially interested” in the Monument Hall municipal building location. “I think everybody realizes there is capacity here for another hotel,” Lempert said in declining to identify the companies. “It’s an attractive place to do that.” Princeton is home to two hotels, but the community loses revenue to tourists and visitors who stay at hotels on Route 1. Lempert said that during the past two years she has received “multiple calls and visits” from hotel company representatives. A hotel at the Monument Hall site would provide easy walking access to Nassau Street and to Princeton University, factors that Lempert said the companies have raised in their discussions with the town. “This is an idea that has been percolating,” she said. “I think it’s an interesting idea, but there are a lot of moving parts and it may or may not come to fruition if not all the pieces align.” If the town were ever to lease or sell the site, officials would need to find a home for the municipal employees who work in

Monument Hall, a move that fits into a separate but related desire Lempert has. She said she favors all government offices being located in a single municipal complex, a way to provide “better services” to the community and to allow employees to be “more efficient” with their time and to communicate and collaborate better between government departments. “I’ve been open about that,” she said. “If we’re able to do it, it would be either on property the town already owns or in collaboration with the (Princeton Public Schools) or through some other means.” She said such a move would have to “make financial sense to do it.” One possibility is for the town to relocate those employees to the old Valley Road School building, which is owned by the Board of Education, or in any new school that opens there. Lempert has expressed interest in Valley Road before, but school district officials have talked of demolishing that building and constructing a new school in its place. “It has to be something that is in the best interest of the school district and works for the school district, too,” Lempert said, addSee HOTEL, Page 6A

Officials concerned about disruption to train service By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer

Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert has expressed concern about the “long-term negative impact” on Dinky ridership when the rail service temporarily goes dark starting Oct. 14 and is replaced by bus service until sometime in January.

She said that during that span, “people can create new habits and so you’re having this sort of shortterm fix with long-term negative implications for the Dinky line.” “I think they would use a car,” Lempert told reporters at her Oct. 8 press conference. “One of the main attractions of the Dinky is that it’s faster than driving. But if you’re waiting for a bus vs. just driving yourself, people are going to make the calculation that it’s going to be faster to drive.” She added that bus service “really is never to going to be a substitute for the train when there’s congestion on the road.” NJ Transit said it has a schedule for the bus service mirroring the Dinky schedule, but Lempert said the ride will be longer than taking the train because it’s a bus that “has to go through congested roads.” See TRAIN, Page 7A

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Fighting Tigers The Princeton High School Little Tigers faced off against the Lawrence High School Cardinals on Oct. 5. Above, Everaldo Servil picks up additional yards on a rushing attempt. Right, the Princeton High School offensive line stares down their opponents as they wait for the snap. Despite their best efforts, Princeton High School was defeated with a final score of 44-0.

Princeton school board candidates react to plan for reduced referendum By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer

Candidates running for seats the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education weighed in favorably about a decision board members made on Oct. 9 to have a smaller facilities referendum in two months. Challenger Daniel J. Dart commended officials for voting “wisely” to place on the Dec. 11 ballot a $26.9 million referendum that would meet “critical facilities needs.” “This important decision will help the community heal from a difficult process and provide more time for the community to unify behind a plan to address future enrollment growth of our

great schools,” he said on Oct. 10. “I believe strongly in a collaborative approach and am very excited the board is embracing more transparency and inclusiveness.” “It’s great that the amount of the bond and the tone of the debate have both changed,” challenger Mary Clurman said on Oct. 10. “There is no indication this would have happened without the pressure that was put on the board by our questions, which in turn gathered growing community support.” Board members had looked at having a much larger proposal, for $129.6 million, but they faced pushback from residents concerned about the tax impact and skeptical of the justification for so big a proposal. More recently, of-


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ficials floated the possibility of an $82.5 million referendum. But this week, the board members advanced a smaller plan to address infrastructure needs at all schools and seek more community input, with an eye toward having another referendum in 2019. “I think it’s a good first step, but it doesn’t adequately address the overcrowding and rising enrollment and that’s something we will need to return to soon,” board member and incumbent Dafna Kendal said on Oct. 10. “I think this is a great outcome,” challenger Brian J. McDonald said on Oct. 10 of this week’s decision. “The community gets to vote on a smaller pack-

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D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Autumn Native Plant Sale. Autumn is the ideal time to plant perennials, getting a head start on providing spring beauty.  Free event; no need to register.  Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at D&R Greenway’s Native Plant Nursery. This is adjacent to the  Johnson Education Center at One Preservation Place, Princeton. 609-9244646. www.drgreenway. org.

Fri., Oct. 12

Job Seekers Session. The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions  for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities  throughout the region. Please check the library’s website for specific topics. 9:45 a.m., Community Room.  Princeton Public Library,  Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton. For more information, call 609924-9529 or visit www. FRIDAY FEATURE FILMS: “Hearts Beat Loud.” During the summer before she is set to start a pre-med program at UCLA, a  music career becomes a possibility for Sam when a song she recorded with her  widowed father goes viral. 1 hour, 37 minutes. All screenings are at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Princeton Public Library,  Sands Library Building,  65 Witherspoon St.,  Princeton. For more information, call  609-9249529 or visit www.princ- Make Your Own Chess Set. Children in first through fifth grade design and make their own chess set.  Materials will be provided. The program is limited to 15 participants accompanied  by an adult. Tickets for the workshop will be available at the Youth Services Desk  beginning at 4 p.m. STEAM Studio. 4:30 p.m. Princeton Public Library,  Sands Library Building,  65 Witherspoon St.,  Princeton. For more information, call 609924-9529 or visit www. Library Live at Labyrinth. Lillian Li, Rachel Lyon and Blair Hurley in Conversation with Joyce Carol Oates.  Library Live at Labyrinth is a collaborative reading series between the library and  Labyrinth Books. Events are held at 6 p.m. in the lower level of the book store at 122 Nassau  St.  For more information, call  609-924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary. org.

Sat., Oct. 13 Sat., Dec. 8

Mixed-media exhibition. The Arts Council of Princeton presents  Colloquy, a mixed-media exhibition curated by Anna Boothe & Nancy Cohen. The exhibition will be held at the Arts Council’s awardwining Taplin Gallery. A Gallery Talk set from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, is  followed by an opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish street garages and at metered parking spots

along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place. For more information, visit or call 609-9248777.

Sat., Oct. 13

Go Between Club. All sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students are welcome to join us on the second Saturday of every month for a fun discussion of books and other interests. 2 p.m., Conference Room.  Princeton Public Library,  Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton. For more information, call 609924-9529 or visit www. Marquand Park tour. Bob Wells, associate director of Arboriculture at Morris Arboretum, and Roland Machold, former Marquand Park Foundation board member, lead  The Magic and History of Marquand Park. They will share the history of the property and highlight the native and exotic trees in the collection. Starts at the Marquand Park parking lot, Lover’s Lane between Stockton and Mercer Streets; free, but registration is required. 11 a.m.  Tickets for all tours can be purchased online at  www.princetonhistory. org, or by calling (609) 921-6748 x102. Space is limited.  Interested in leading tours for HSP? Training for new guides starts in October! Contact Eve Mandel, at eve@princetonhistory. org or 609-921-6748 x102. Science Circle.  Budding scientists in third through sixth grades are invited to participate in hands-on science activities designed by high school students at PRISMS. Important concepts, focusing

on a different scientific discipline each month, will be explored. Co-Lab. 3 p.m. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science. Princeton Public Library,  Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton. For more information, call 609924-9529 or visit www. Family Tech Time:  STEAM Studio, Electro Dough. Learn how to create sculptures using conductive dough which will be brought to life with light and sound electronics. By the end of the workshop, children will  have developed an understanding of how lowcurrent electronic products work,  through playing and experimenting to create products of their own. Kids will be able to take the kits with them at the end of the session to continue creating new  inventions at home. Ages 3 to 6. Tickets for the workshop will be available at the Youth Services starting at 2:30 p.m. Limited to 15 participants or until supplies last. 3 p.m. Princeton Public Library,  Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton. For more information, call 609924-9529 or visit www. LGBT Teen Fall Forum. In celebration of LGBT History Month, the library and HiTOPS have teamed up to  create a special event for area high school students that will include screening short documentaries, discussions, activities, food and more. Led by HiTOPS Teen Council and the library’s Teen Advisory Board, this day will be fun and interactive as

well as informational. The day will culminate with a screening of “Love, Simon” at 4 p.m. Community Room. 11 a.m.  Princeton Public Library,  Sands Library Building,  65 Witherspoon St.,  Princeton. For more information, call 609924-9529 or visit www. Finding the Great Pumpkin: A Celebration of Fall.  The  Arts Council of Princeton  and  Princeton Shopping Center  present this FREE event kicks off the fall season with pumpkin-themed activities, crafts, and live music by  Alex and the Kaleidoscope, an interactive music entertainment band. Attendees are invited to explore the DNA of pumpkins with the  Graduate Molecular Biology Outreach Program of Princeton University.  Discover what makes pumpkins orange through the blueprint of life! Participants will take home their very own test tube of pumpkin DNA. All ages are welcome. 3-5 p.m. Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison St., Princeton. Ample parking is available at the Shopping Center. For more information, visit  or call  609924-8777.

Through Sun., Oct. 14

“American Idiot.” A story of youthful disillusion will be told in the rousing renegade musical “American Idiot,” featuring the music of Green Day, coming to Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre.  Adapted from


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Murphy, state officials commit to addressing NJ Transit problems By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer

value added activities.” Murphy said the audit also calls for having a “streamlined leadership structure” at NJ Transit. On the financial side, NJ Transit’s operational and maintenance costs rose “nearly 30 percent in the past 10 years” in the face of declining subsidies that led NJ Transit “to fund operations through dollars intended for capital projects to meet rising ridership demands.” “Each of us up here and all of you out there knew there were shortcomings in the way NJ Transit worked at its most basic and elemental level,” Murphy said in the 130-yearold Metuchen, Middlesex County, train station during a press conference at which he was joined by state Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett and others. As trains zipped by outside, Murphy touched on the steps his administration has already taken, including new leadership and

Gov. Phil Murphy joined state officials on Oct. 9 in promising improvements at NJ Transit, where a state-commissioned report released the same day found deficiencies in a public transportation agency that Murphy had called a “national disgrace.” The North Highland Company, a consultant the state Department of Transportation tabbed earlier this year, spent 100 days analyzing NJ Transit, identifying problems and recommending solutions. In particular, the firm found an “absence of strategic planning and a technology roadmap.” In terms of employees, “recruitment policies and processes are inefficient,” the 166-pagereport said. “NJ Transit struggles with staffing shortages and an insufficient pool of high-quality candidates.” To correct the problem, the consultant recommended, among other things, streamlining “hiring processes by eliminating non-

increased state funding, to fix NJ Transit, which operates a fleet of 2,220 buses, 1,230 trains and 21 light rail trains. “We knew we needed to do more than just, as they say, pop the hood, change a couple of spark plugs and expect the car to run as new,” Murphy said. “We knew we needed to pull out the engine, break it down and assess piece by piece to rebuild it stronger and to ensure safe and reliable long-term performance.” In terms of implementing the recommendations, Murphy said it is doing so where things can be done administratively. Also, officials are working with the state Legislature on changes that require action by lawmakers. “We are not going to let this audit collect dust,” he said. “I’ve said all along this isn’t going to happen overnight. It will require us to constantly step back and assess even as we continue to move forward.” “This report is our opportunity today to start new, to use the document

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Gov. Phil Murphy addresses a number of key issues still plaguing the NJ Transit system with state Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez. as a foundation to bring NJ Transit into the 21st century and to make it an agency our customers both expect and deserve,” GutierrezScaccetti said. The state’s transportation chief later touched on the need for NJ Transit to have a strategic plan. Corbett said NJ Transit already has been making changes aimed at producing “more consistent cus-

tomer experience, with better service reliability and improved communications.”

State Sen. Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (D-Middlesex), chairman of the Senate

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struction timeline officials had planned. Board member Dafna Kendal said on Oct. 10 that approvals from the state Department of Education for the $129.6 million worth of projects came in later than officials had expected. The delay meant officials would not have been able to open the new grades 5-6 school in time for 2020 as they were planning to, she said. “These are … signifi-

of the proposed referendum and raised other questions about what officials were considering. Other residents felt the investment was necessary, coming at a time when enrollment forecasts show more students will enter the public schools in the upcoming years. The process toward holding a referendum hit a snag that threw off the con-

cant dollars we’re talking about,” she said. “Given the delays in the approval from the Department of Education, we have more time now to engage with members of the public.” “One of the things we all agree on is that the buildings need to be upgraded,” Sullivan said. “We understand the buildings need to be upgraded and I think we also all agree that we need to do something for our kids.”

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Asked what this week’s decision means for the prospect of buying the Thanet Circle property, Sullivan said, “I think we’re just going to have to see. There may be other options.” District officials were going to acquire the Thanet Circle property to locate central administration out of the Valley Road Building, which would have been demolished for the new grades 5-6 school. 00256889.0217.03x10.18.BeckerNose&Sinus.indd


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By Michele S. Byers

Remember to move and improve your health! An epidemic is sweeping across the globe and it’s causing a myriad of health problems, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, falls, and poor mental health. The epidemic is physical inactivity … in other words, a sedentary lifestyle. A new study by the World Health Organization found that 28 percent of adults globally – some 1.4 billion people – are at risk from lack of exercise. Thankfully, this epidemic is not contagious and it’s curable! All it takes is movement. And that’s exactly what the World Health Organization is promoting through its “Let’s Be Active” campaign. The World Health Organization recommends getting at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity - or any combination of the two – every week. Health benefits include a lower risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and breast and colon cancers – plus better mental health and delayed onset of dementia. The report uses data from nearly 2 million people from 168 countries, representing 96 percent of the global population.


Worldwide, nearly one in four adults show unhealthy levels of inactivity. But in some places, as many as one in three adults are inactive. Not surprisingly, the study found the highest levels of inactivity in wealthier counties where sedentary occupations are common and most people drive or take public transportation to work. The report also identified a gender gap: women are 8 percent less active than men. According to the study, national policies are needed to encourage non-motorized transportation like walking and cycling, and to promote widespread participation in active recreation and sports. The World Health Organization has launched a global action plan to reduce physical inactivity by 10 percent by 2025, and 15 percent by 2030. The plan includes broad policy recommendations, including better urban planning to create “active environments.” These places would have more access to public open space, better walking and bicycle trail networks, integrated planning for development and transportation sys-

tems, and policies that promote an active lifestyle. If you’re among the one in four adults who are not physically active, here’s what you can do: • Bicycle to work if possible. • If you drive to work, park your car as far as possible from your office … even when there’s an empty parking spot right next to the door! • If you take public transportation, get off one stop early. • Walk at lunchtime, and consider “walking meetings” with colleagues. • Whenever possible, take the stairs. • Take exercise classes or use facilities provided by your employer or your health care insurance. • Get to know public parks and nature preserves near you. A walk on an outdoor trail -surrounded by the sights, sounds and smells of nature - is far more effective for boosting mental health than walking the same distance indoors. • Check out programs like Walk with a Doc, in which physicians lead fitness walks and answer participants’ medical

questions. To learn more, go to https:// • Pick a sport or activity you’ve never tried before and look for a beginner class. You might just discover a new passion! It’s a great feeling when you’re having so much fun that you forget you’re exercising. • Invite other people to join you when you exercise. The World Health Organization report is a timely reminder of the human body’s need for physical activity. To read the report, go to fulltext#articleInformation. And to learn more about preserving New Jersey’s land and natural resources – including parks and preserves – visit the New Jersey Conservation Foundation website at or contact me at Michele S. Byers is executive director of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation in Morristown.

By Huck Fairman

Our changing weather, our changing climate As most local residents could not help but notice, this last summer was unusually hot and humid. As a result, to describe but one example, our garden has changed into a rain forest. Where one pruning, or maybe two per year used to suffice, now I’ve cut back shrubs three times this year, and they’re still putting out new growth. Our azaleas now bloom twice a year. We’re living in a different climate. Our local roofer told me that this summer was unbearably hot for them working up on roofs. And when it wasn’t hot, it was raining. This has meant fewer work days for his company, even as the bills keep coming in. This weather, as we know, is not unique to New Jersey. Heat, draughts, powerful storms, floods and forest fires have been experienced around the world. Will this, as our roofer experienced, disrupt businesses, but also commerce, and governance? Brazil, to take one country, seems unable to restrict the cutting down of Amazon forests – the world’s largest storage, or sink, of CO2 emissions. At a crucial time, this is going in the wrong direction - as is our adminis-

tration’s elimination of curbs on releasing greenhouse gases. Few people, outside of the President and the world of deniers, would disagree that we need to do something to slow and eventually reverse these climate trends. And do it very soon, and comprehensively. But do what? Voting in aware and active leaders, like our new governor, is probably the single most important step we can take. We have an election coming up. There are any number of reasons, and issues, to vote out Republicans and their 18th Century views. But maybe the most far-reaching issue is climate change. In Princeton, one can see many Priuses, Teslas, and other electric or hybrid cars. But outside of Princeton, far fewer. We are fortunate to live in an affluent, educated community. A number of homes and businesses have installed solar panels, and even a few geo-thermal heating and cooling systems. Princeton University has adopted a number of clean, energy-saving systems. But to save civilization as we have known

it – as the world’s leading climate scientists have warned – we need to take these steps much farther, wider, and quickly. The UN Secretary General warned that we have maybe 2 years to begin to significantly reduce emissions, or possibly allow climate change to increase beyond our ability to control it. So then, what can we do? Vote. Switch to electric cars – not only individuals but towns and companies. Install many more solar panels and adopt community solar where groups of residents join together to finance and benefit from cheaper, clean energy. Encourage the Princeton public schools to change to solar. Short-sightedly they are dragging their feet. A number of neighboring town schools have switched to solar, and are saving money. We need to look at this through a longer lens – not merely through a current budget. We, as citizens, need to make the aforementioned changes, but also others. Sustainable Princeton has been leading in several ways to preserve our environments

and reduce emissions. Residents can consult with them. A visit by some European friends showed us how far behind we, as a society, and nation, are in saving energy. In their home countries, they recycle everything, which saves energy. Our guests dried their laundry outside, in the sun. Something we largely gave up in the ’50s. They used less air conditioning and lighting, which also saved energy. At home they bike more – something as a town we should encourage. Steps have been taken, but we could do more. Sadly, the majority of scientists warn that we don’t have much time to begin changing. They point out that even with rapid behavioral alterations, the emissions already in our atmosphere will last a long time. But we don’t have, really, any choice, if we want to preserve the world we’ve enjoyed.

popular, face painting. It was attended by nearly 200 people during a two-hour period. A good time was had by all. SHUPP has expanded over the years and now includes summer food distribution, in addition to distribution during the school year. There are no pre-requirements to sign up and participate unlike government programs. To date, almost 130,000 supplemental meals have been provided. The organization recently obtained its own 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation and operates in partnership with Mercer Street Friends and the Princeton School administration. SHUPP would like to thank our sponsors: CURE Insurance (photo booth), Bill and Ashley Schofield Fund, GrandPals (lemonade), YWCA (popcorn), Ross & Lesley Wishnick (pretzels),Wendy & Joe Vasquez (doughnuts), Rabner Graphics (marketing) and the Princeton Public Library (tent). SHUPP would also like the thank the United Way of Greater Mercer County for their assistance in providing meals this summer to children who are food insecure.

to others with an open mind, and has the rare ability to bring people with differing opinions together. He has a strong work ethic and looks for ways to do what is right for the cause without a personal agenda or ulterior motives. Brian has the analytical skills and financial skills that the board needs to navigate the significant challenges that our school district faces. Municipal and school finances are very complicated. Brian’s professional experience in public finance, combined with his seven years as a member of the Citizen’s Finance Advisory Committee for the town of Princeton, uniquely position him to provide critically important insights, analyses and meaningful contributions to the board’s governance and fiduciary decisions. Significantly, Brian also spent five years on Princeton University’s Facilities Planning Group, overseeing facilities construction and maintenance projects totaling over $200 million annually, and working closely and successfully with architects and project managers. Among all the candidates, Brian alone has the experience and expertise necessary to make the most of the schools’ operating budget, to prevent or minimize tax increases, and to ensure that there is strong and effective oversight of the planned capital investments in our infrastructure and buildings. Beyond this, Brian’s many volunteer activities demonstrate his passionate dedication to the town of Princeton. He has been a McCarter Theatre trustee for 17 years, 14 as a member of the finance committee and was board president for five of those years. He is also the treasurer of Sustainable Princeton, served on the board of the Watershed Institute and has advised local institutions such as the Princeton Public Library, and Homefront over the years.

am confident that he will be steadfast in his commitment to our schools and our children. It is for these reasons and many more that I enthusiastically urge you to vote for Brian McDonald on November 6.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR SHUPP thanks supporters of recent event To the editor: The board of Send Hunger Packing Princeton (SHUPP) is happy to report that it successfully concluded its sixth annual event. The mission of SHUPPrinceton is to provide child-friendly supplemental weekend food through community organization and community financial support. Approximately 600 to 700 students in the Princeton Public Schools are food insecure. They need our help, because a child can’t thrive on an empty stomach. Unlike previous events, this event was for the benefit of all the young children in Princeton. It was a carnival-like atmosphere with kids’ games, a photo booth, popcorn and pretzels and clearly Box.indd the most PrincetonPacket.2.736x4.5.Staff Founded in 1786 Bernard Kilgore, Group Publisher 1955-1967 Mary Louise Kilgore Beilman, Board Chairman 1967-2005 James B. Kilgore, Publisher, 1980-2016

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Support McDonald for the Princeton school board To the editor: I am writing to urge Princeton voters to join me in voting for Brian McDonald for the board of education. I’ve known Brian for more than a decade. He is someone I admire and respect immensely for his character, his strong analytical skills and his deep commitment to this town. Brian is a man of great integrity. He

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In support of Betsy Baglio and Dafna Kendal To the editor: Regardless of which side you fall on the referendum, it is clear that Betsy Baglio and Dafna Kendal are working day and night as current school board members to be positive change agents. As a parent who has worked closely with the school board and administration over the past decade, I can understand that being a board member is not an easy job. I appreciate Betsy and Dafna’s tenacity and resolve to delve into great detail on many topics, and actively work towards solutions. They do the hard work that I expect from a school board member by asking tough questions and challenging answers. They are working to improve board transparency and encourage community participation. I feel they are honestly trying to look at all sides, make compromises when needed, and be vocal on sensitive matters. As for the current referendum debate, there are clearly building safety and structural upgrades that need to be addressed. I can support those items proposed in question one of the referendum, but feel it is prudent to wait on many of the other features until further cost-effective ideas and internal solutions have been fully explored. Detailed yearly operational ex-

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Green Day’s 2004 concept album, the Pennington Players get ready to turn up the volume Fridays, Oct. 5 and 12 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Oct. 6 and 13 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 7 and  14 at 2 p.m.  Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A  reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Oct. 5. (Parental advisory: This show is rated R.) Tickets are $20 for all and may be purchased online at www. or by calling the  Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333.  Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking next to the theater.

Sun., Oct. 14

Sunday Book Brunch featuring Diane Chamberlain. The New York Times bestselling author discusses her genrespanning novel about a young widow who learns that her unborn daughter has a heart defect.  When her brother-in-law, a physisist with a mysterious past, suggests a way to save the baby, it shatters all of her preconceived notions and requires an  unimaginable leap of faith. The doors on Hinds Plaza will open at 11 a.m. when tea and pastries will be served. The author talk begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by  a book signing. Community Room. 11 a.m. Princeton Public Library, Sands Library Building,  65 Witherspoon St.,  Princeton. For more information, call  609-924-9529 or visit Poet-Tree. In this family-friendly program, participants spend spend an afternoon with library  poet-in-residence DaraLyn Shrager learning about some poetic forms including the Haiku, the epistle, and the elegy. Examples of these forms will be given and then participants will write their own poems. Each poem will then become a leaf on the Poet-Tree. Pen/pencil and paper required. STEAM Studio. 1 p.m. Princeton Public Library, Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St.,  Princeton. For more information, call  609-924-9529 or visit “Call Me William: Willa Cather: Her Life and Loves.”  Written and performed by Prudence Wright Holmes, this onewoman show is the  story of the personal life of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. The show traces her humble beginnings in a small prairie town in Nebraska, through

her career as an acclaimed journalist and friend of Mark Twain, to becoming the second woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1923. Brilliant and supremely confident, Cather once said “Being a woman never damaged my ambition to become Pope or Emperor.” Community Room. 3 p.m.  Princeton Public Library,  Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton. For more information, call 609-9249529 or visit

Mon., Oct. 15

Genty y Cuentos. In discussing Latin American short stories in Spanish, participants recount their  personal experiences and how they relate to the characters in the story. 7 p.m., Conference Room. Princeton Public Library, Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St.,  Princeton. For more information, call  609-924-9529 or visit Maker Mondays: Build with Lego.  Children in grades 1-5 are invited to participate in a non-competitive community-based Lego session, including building time and round-table discussion. Duplo blocks will be available for younger children outside the Story Room.  4:30 p.m.  Princeton Public Library,  Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton. For more information, call 609-9249529 or visit SCORE Seminars.  The Princeton chapter of SCORE presents seminars on a variety of topics  related to small businesses. For details, visit the library’s events calendar or 6:30 p.m., Newsroom.  Princeton Public Library, Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St.,  Princeton. For more information, call  609-924-9529 or visit www. Princeton Triangle Club.  Princeton University’s oldest performing arts organization performs original, student-written songs and sketches from their latest production, “Night of the  Laughing Dead,” which will premiere at McCarter Theatre November 9-11. Recommended for ages 8 and older. 7 p.m.  Princeton Public Library,  Sands Library Building,  65 Witherspoon St.,  Princeton. For more information, call  609-924-9529 or visit www.  Co-sponsored by the See CALENDAR, Page 8A

• 7 Mercer County Freeholders approve expenditures of $330 million annually • 80% ($267 Million) of the money comes from Mercer County property taxes. • Your Princeton property taxes contribute $49 million of this total number. • The Freeholders approve 99.9% of all requests made to spend the $330 Million with little debate and practically no transparency. • These same Freeholders give themselves frequent salary increases and employ friends and family among the 1300+ Mercer County staff.

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Columnist discusses facts, foreign policy and free press at Princeton U. By Jimin Kang Contributor

Political fragmentation in the United States is worrying to Washington Post foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius, who sees a growing similarity between the U.S. and the troubled countries he has observed during his journalistic career. Ignatius, whose career has taken him around the world to cover various conflicts over the years, criticized President Donald Trump’s “destabilizing” foreign affairs policy and attacks on the press during a visit to Princeton University on Oct. 3. “We’re fragmented to the point that we don’t even share facts in common,” Ignatius said to an audience of approximately 200 people. “That’s scary—we don’t have a factual base for making decisions. That’s something that I’ve seen in every country around the world that basically blew up.” Having spent ten years writing for the Wall Street

Journal prior to the Washington Post, Ignatius criticized Trump’s method of bringing North Korea to the table for denuclearization talks earlier this year. Ignatius believes that despite the historic June 12 summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, changes on the Korean peninsula have been largely driven by Kim, who has been “determined” to “pivot towards economic development.” Though the president touted the meeting as a success, Ignatius believes the recent easing of tensions between South Korea and North Korea serves as an example of a “real denuclearization agreement.” “The model of foreign policy success is what he did with North Korea,” he said. “You beat ‘em up, you insult them, you threaten to go to war with them… then, you know, you soften them up, then you make them do what you want.” Aside from North Korea, Ignatius also pointed to trade-related tensions with Mexico, Canada and China,

as well as U.S. involvement in Iran, Syria and Russia as actions that could drive wedges between the country and the rest of the world. Looking back on his years of experience in foreign affairs journalism, Ignatius noted how things have changed since he first started. After the Wall Street Journal assigned Ignatius to cover the Middle East in 1980, he went to Beirut to cover the Lebanese Civil War, where he experienced “a kind of journalism that, sadly, is disappearing.” “That was a period in which journalists had a kind of invisible white flag,” Ignatius said, referring to his reporting in the 1980s. “Everybody felt that they needed us, or wanted us, to tell their story. One thing that has happened in our modern world is that people don’t need the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, to tell their message—they can use the internet.” “Look at ISIS. ISIS communicates with its followers directly. It doesn’t

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Washington Post columnist David Ignatius visited Princeton University to discuss America and its place in the world. need the intermediation,” he continued, referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a militant jihadist group that gained global prominence in 2014. During this change, Ignatius started doing a different kind of storytelling: fiction. Ignatius has written ten novels in the spy genre, which were largely inspired by his experiences writing about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) back

at the Wall Street Journal. His latest book, “The Quantum Spy,” was published in 2017. “Fiction is a look at the facts that interest me as a reporter,” he said. “Truth is complicated. In a novel you can let things be as complicated as they really are, and let the characters tell all the different sides of the story.” For the most part, however, Ignatius sticks to journalistic reporting, which he

has come to “love.” “Every day journalists do things that make a difference,” he said. And if journalists want to continue making a difference in the current political climate, he believes, they need to not be “crazy” and “partisan.” “We need to make sure that we really are balanced. We need to learn how to listen to people and then report it.”

Supreme Court justices return to Princeton for speaking engagement By Jimin Kang Contributor

Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, justices on the Supreme Court of the United States and alumnae of Princeton University, spoke to an audience of more than 3,000 last Friday evening in Princeton about the Court’s need for neutrality in a “polarized” political environment. Sotomayor, 64, said that the “politicization” of the court can be attributed

to political parties “adopting” different ways of interpreting the constitution. “Part of the court’s strength and legitimacy depends on people not seeing the Court in the way that people see the rest of the government structures of this country now,” said Kagan, 58, who was the first female Solicitor General of the United States before joining the Supreme Court in 2010. “It’s an incredibly important thing, this reputation of being fair,

of being partial, of being neutral, and of not being simply an extension of the polarized political process and environment that we live in.” “Our political parties have adopted the academic discussions that justices are having along the line about how to interpret law in the constitution,” said Sotomayor, who joined the Supreme Court in 2009 after serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She talked

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about “originalism”—the judicial interpretation of the constitution in “the way the Founding Fathers have done”—and how political parties have divided themselves along “originalist” and “non-originalist” lines. “We have to rise above partisanships in our relationships,” she concluded. Both justices talked about the court’s interactions outside of work, which allow them, according to Sotomayor, to “find the good in every person.” “The rules are that you can’t talk about work, you can’t talk about cases, so we can talk a lot about families, or books, or movies,” said Kagan. The justices’ talk was part of the three-day She Roars conference at Princeton University, which

invited alumni back to campus to partake in talks, dinners, and events to celebrate the influence of women at an institution that admitted its first female undergraduates in 1973. Sotomayor and Kagan, alumnae of the classes of 1976 and 1981, respectively, shared stories about being women at Princeton, the Supreme Court, and other places. “I don’t believe that you can’t be part of the working world without having a story about being treated differently because you’re a woman,” said Sotomayor, of her experiences in professional settings. She talked about an experience in which her professor had to “fix” a joke in case it would be offensive

to Sotomayor, who sometimes found herself to be the only female student in the classroom. “Obviously I got used to Princeton, but it does take a while if you’re from a different environment,” she said. Kagan, who was the first female dean of Harvard Law School, spoke of several difficulties she encountered in that role, which included some faculty members not thinking of her as “their boss.” “When you’re a woman, and you’re a younger woman, as I was, it was a hard thing to do,” she said. She acknowledged, however, that she had expected “more resistance” than what she actually experienced.



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ing there are no “fixed plans.” “Nothing has been proposed,” school board President Patrick Sullivan said on Oct. 4. “I think we would have to look at any proposal they have.” In the meantime, the Princeton Council and the school board will look to meet jointly this fall to discuss shared services and other topics. A date for the meeting has not been scheduled.

pense analysis and longterm facility maintenance protocols are paramount. I am confident that Dafna and Betsy will work through these challenges to support the needs of students, staff, and the community. The school district will benefit from their continued service. Stephanie Chorney Princeton

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Murphy Continued from Page 3A transportation committee, and state Sen. Thomas H. Kean Jr. (R-Middlesex, Somerset and Union) joined Murphy in a show of bipartisan solidarity on the issue. “Whatever legislative initiatives are needed to make this right, we’re here to do it,” Diegnan said. Laura Kayne, a Metuchen resident who commutes to work in New York by train, spoke of her experiences using NJ Transit. “On a good day, my

CAMPUS CORNER train commute can be efficient, productive and, yes, even enjoyable,” she said. “But unfortunately, those days are few and far between.” She shared how last week, her ride home took more than three hours. “I arrived to find my kids sound asleep meaning that, once again, I completely missed out on that valued quality time,” she said. State Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-Mercer, Hunterdon, Somerset and Middlesex), on Oct. 9

called the audit “long overdue.” He had served on a committee looking into NJ Transit’s problems. “The safety and reliability of our trains must always be at the forefront of the transformation of the agency,” Zwicker said. “Better communication with commuters, improved physical infrastructure, and hiring the best people are all things that should not have taken an audit to highlight. But I welcome this report as a step toward once again making NJ Transit a best-in-class or-

ganization.” During the press conference, state officials declined to pin any blame for NJ Transit’s woes on Amtrak, which owns the Northeast Corridor line and New York Penn Station. “We take responsibility for that which we have to fix, and we will do that,” Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. As for the cost of public transportation going up anytime soon, Murphy said a fare increase would be held off “until at least” June 30.

which runs from Princeton University to Princeton Junction, is exempt from PTC installation, according to NJ Transit. “It’s classified as a nonmain line track, meaning it’s isolated from other trains,” Clark said. “The single Dinky train has exclusive use of the tracks and therefore, is not subject to PTC designation and installation.” But Princeton officials, who passed a resolution protesting the rail line’s suspension, were not happy. Council President Jenny Crumiller said officials were never told the Dinky was not getting PTC. “It really made things worse to feel a little bit like we were hoodwinked, because we probably would have started complaining earlier had we known,” she said at the meeting. “I feel like there was either a lack of communication or something, so we had to find out, really, by pressing ourselves for the answers.”

Councilman Tim Quinn raised concern that the suspension of the Dinky service “is just a step that is testing to make the Dinky go away.” He sought assurances from Clark that NJ Transit was committed to continuing the rail service “in perpetuity or for as long as you could commit.” “I am prepared to tell you today that the Dinky is not going anywhere and it’s coming back once this PTC installation is complete,” Clark said. Two state lawmakers, including the head of the state Assembly transportation committee, attended the council meeting and weighed in. Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson (D-Mercer and Middlesex), the chairman of that committee, said he was “frustrated.” He said that in August, his committee had a hearing on “service disruptions all across the lines,” but the Dinky was not “on that agenda at

that time.” “That is why when we heard about this, how surprised we were,” Benson said. “Like you, I initially had that same thought about Positive Train Control being on here. I get the distinction between the cars will have to have it, but not the line itself. But again, we’re not benefiting here in this local community.” “To not to be consulted, but informed of this decision at the late hour is beyond frustrating on this,” said Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Mercer, Hunterdon, Somerset and Middlesex), a member of the transportation committee. Starting in November and lasting through January, NJ Transit is reducing rail fares by 10 percent. “It’s a small way of compensating you,” Clark said. “But we’re doing our best.”

Train Continued from Page 1A At the Princeton Council meeting on Oct. 8, an NJ Transit official said the agency needs the equipment and manpower from the Dinky to help them meet a federal deadline of Dec. 31 for installing Positive Train Control (PTC), a high-tech system to make rail travel safer. “It’s not a decision we wanted to make, it’s one we have to make,” said Thomas Clark, regional manager of government and community relations. NJ Transit risks incurring “substantial” fines if it misses the deadline, Clark said. “We are doing our very, very best not to fall into that position,” he said. NJ Transit has said it is about 70 percent complete toward installing PTC. Lempert said NJ Transit intends to “remove the (Dinky) cars and put them on other lines that are undergoing improvements.” But the Dinky line,

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Loyola University Maryland has announced the members of its spring 2018 Dean’s List. In order to qualify for the Dean’s List at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.500 for the term, provided that, in the term they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits. The following local students have achieved this honor and indicated that Loyola can release their directory information: Matthew Cannon, class of 2019 from Princeton Jane Endres, class of 2021 from Princeton Fiona Finnegan, class of 2021 from Princeton Mary Sutton, class of 2019 from Princeton ---

Mikkel Joehnk, son of Birger Joehnk and Danielle Vuong, Princeton, earned a bachelor of arts degree in French from Lawrence University at its 169th commencement. Peggy Shepard, the executive director of the New York City-based organization WE ACT For Environmental Justice, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree and delivered the principal commencement address as part of the ceremonies. --About 2,000 Hofstra University students earned their undergraduate, graduate, or law degrees during commencement ceremonies on May 20-21, 2018 at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. See CAMPUS, Page 9A

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Tues., Oct. 16

Writers Room. Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which  participants read their work and members offer suggestions. Works read are usually less than 15 minutes long, so there is time to discuss a number of pieces  during each session. While nonfiction has been a focus in the past, fiction writers  are welcome. Participants range from published authors to those looking to  improve their skills.  The group is led by Loretta and Fred Wish. 7 p.m., Quiet Room. Princeton Public Library, Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton. For more information, call 609-9249529 or visit Library Live at Labyrinth: A.M. Homes, “Days of Awe.”  The author discusses her recently published story collection. Library Live at Labyrinth is a collaborative reading series between the library and  Labyrinth Books. Events are held at

6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the book store at 122 Nassau St.  For more information, call  609-924-9529 or visit www. Business-to-Business Breakfast.  You’re invited to breakfast with the South Brunswick Economic Development Committee as it hosts panelists from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, the New Jersey Department of Labor, the State Economic Training Commission and executives from local businesses.  The panel discussion will outline opportunities and programs to add to your existing tool kit to further develop and grow your business. This is a great networking event! Don’t miss it. 7:45 - 10 a.m. Cost: non-members: $35; members: $35. Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, 100 College Road East, Princeton.

Wed., Oct. 17

Citizenship Preparation Classes. This series of six classes is offered by the Latin American Task Force to assist those who are preparing for the U.S. Citizenship


Rain washes pollutants into storm drains and directly into our lakes, rivers and the ocean. So what can you do? Recycle and dispose of your trash properly. SponSored by the townShip of plainSboro

Test. Classes include history, civics and a review of basic English necessary for the citizenship  interview.  Conference Room. 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by the  library  and the Latin American Task Force. Princeton Public Library, Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St.,  Princeton. For more information, call  609-924-9529 or visit Intro to Java. Children in grades 5 to 8 will learn Java through a series of sessions featuring  project-based coding and group work. Limited to 15; participants should attend all  four sessions. Register through the library’s events calendar. Technology Center. 4:30 p.m. Princeton Public Library, Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St.,  Princeton. For more information, call  609-924-9529 or visit www. Advanced Poetry Workshop.  Poetin-residence Dara-Lyn Shrager conducts a three-part workshop for witers.  Poetry basics will be reviewed and creating and sustaining tension in a poem will  be discussed. Participants will write the first draft of a poem in the first session. Early revision will be discussed in the second session and editing techniques will  be practiced. In the third session, revision techniques including radical revision  will be discussed before participants write a second draft of their poem. Pencil/pen and paper are required. Limited to 10 adults who have prior writing  experience. Register through the library’s events calendar. Princeton Room. 10:30 a.m.  Princeton Public Library, Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St.,  Princeton. For more information, call  609-924-9529 or visit Imani Perry in Conversation with Reena Goldthree -  Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry & Vexy Thing: On Gender and Liberation. We invite you to come hear the story of one of the most gifted and charismatic,  yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the 20th century and to discuss issues of gender and race.  Imani Perry  is Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. She is the author of the acclaimed More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Inequality in the U.S., of Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop, May

We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem, and –also just out this fall—of Vexy Thing: On Gender and  Liberation. Reena Goldthree is assistant professor of African American Studies at Princeton. This event is co-sponsored by Princeton University’s  Humanities Council. 6 p.m. Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.,  Princeton.  609-497-1600.  www.

Thurs., Oct. 18

Girl Code. Girls in grades 4 to 8 are invited to drop in for an hour of an all-female coding class exploring the programming language Python. In each session, a core concept will be covered, along with an exercise to put your new skills to the test.  No coding experience necessary. Limited to 18 participants or bring your own  device. Technology Center. 4:30 p.m.  Princeton Public Library,  Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton. For more information, call 609-9249529 or visit Mercer County Community ID Card Program. This event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. and 5-6:45 p.m. All Mercer County residents are eligible for this photo ID card, which provides the  cardholder’s personal identifying information, medical risk factors, and emergency contact information. This privately issued card, sponsored by the One  Community Coalition, may be used at social service agencies, schools, clinics, parks, post offices, and to access basic municipal or health services and as a  form of identification by check cashing companies, banks, retail stores or other establishments. The Latin American Legal Defense & Education Fund, a  nonprofit advocacy group, issues the card. There is a $15 cost ($10 for youth younger than 21 and seniors older than 65) per card to cover expenses.  Documentation required: Proof of identity with a photo: Any state/county/country ID or driver’s license; passport or consulate authentication; green card or work  permit; welfare card with original birth certificate AND proof of address in your name; lease, utility bill, financial account statement, money transfer order, hospital bill, etc.  For additional info, see  Co-sponsored by the library and the Latin American Legal De-

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are delivered as planned, on time and on budget.” Board member Betsy Baglio, the other incumbent in the race, could not be reached for comment. The board’s decision this week comes with less than a month to go before voters go to the polls on Nov. 6 to choose three members of the board, in a contest featuring five candidates. Board President Patrick Sullivan is the

age of critical needs while having more time to understand and validate the needs, stress-test the proposed solutions while considering alternate ideas suggested by residents, work to mitigate the tax impact, especially on our most vulnerable residents, and put in place a staffing plan to ensure that whatever projects are approved

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ing re-election.

Connor Adams of Princeton earned a Bachelor of Arts in Video/Television. --The following local students were named to the 2018 Dean’s List at Union College: Casey Bruck of Princeton; Bruck is a member of the Class of 2018, majoring in Mathematics. Kaylyn Hung of Princ-

The referendum has figured prominently into the campaign. At a League of Women Voters forum on Oct. 4, the candidates spent an hour of a 90-minute event answering questions just about that topic.

eton Junction; Hung is a member of the Class of 2020, majoring in Leadership in Medicine. Students with at least a 3.50 grade point average for the entire academic year were honored with the academic achievement. --Lehigh University is thrilled to officially welcome the Class of 2022. The incoming class represents an accomplished,

diverse group of students who hail from represent 44 U.S. states and 43 international countries and territories. Congratulations on your enrollment at Lehigh - we are proud to call you one of our own! Madison Schulte; Andrew Moss; Chloe Koehler; Jason Shao; Brian Karp; and Christian Schulte.



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AT THE Collector’s Office, municipal Building, 51 Main Street, Helmetta, New Jersey, at 3pm (EST)or at such other time and place to which said sale may be adjourned at the said Collector’s Office, each and all of the several lots and parcels of land assessed to the respective persons whose names are set opposite each respective parcel as the owner thereof for the total amount of municipal liens chargeable against said lands respectively, as computed up to the 31st day of December 2017, as required under the provisions of Article 4, Chapter 5, Title 54, of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey, 1937, entitled “Sale of Real Property to Enforce Liens” Section 54:5-19 to 54:5-111, and amendments thereto. Parcels are to be sold subject to rollback taxes under the Farmland Assessment Act of 19994, Improvement assessment Installments not yet due, and omitted or added assessment for Improvements as provided in N.J.S.A. 54:4-63.2 and 54:4-63.31. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that said lands will be sold at 18% interest or less to make the amount of municipal liens chargeable against redemption at the lowest rate of interest. The payment for the sale shall be made before the conclusion of the sale by cash, certified check, money order, pre-approved wire transfer, or bank letter of credit (approved by the Tax collector prior to sale) or the property shall be resold. Properties for which there are not other purchasers, shall be struck and sold to the Borough of Helmetta in accordance with said act of the Legislators,. Interest on subsequent liens shall be allowed as provided by law. At any time prior to the sale, said Collector will receive payment of the amount due on any property with interest and costs incurred by cash, certified check or money order. Industrial Properties may be subject to the spill Compensation and Control Act (NJSA 58:10-23, 11), the “Water Pollution Control Act (NJSA 58:10A-1) and the Industrial Site Recovery Act (NJSA 13:1K-6). In addition, the municipality is precluded from issuing a tax sale certificate to any prospective purchaser who is or may be in anyway connected to the prior owner or operator of the site. In the event the owner is on active duty with the military, the Collector should be notified immediately. The land and premises to be sold are described as follows: Block 13 13.02 14 14 16 18 18 18 18 18 20 20 20 20 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 22 25 25 25 25 25 28 32 Totals

Lot 39.17 8 6 19 3 3.01 3.04 6.08 6.32 8 18 29.01 41 44 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 9.01 13 6.01 13.01 13.02 17 19.01 1.01 10


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Amount 1,722.77 779.09 743.80 3,278.44 566.65 306.36 691.44 612.56 950.49 960.55 1,466.55 18,726.48 608.64 211.30 216.06 822.10 462.30 3,669.64 801.59 141.45 617.80 56.49 428.02 92.75 5,266.20 801.59 779.72 344.94 883.91 722.05 1,260.40 1,582.79 78.52 880.18 1,257.97 1,142.32 53,933.91



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Notice is hereby given that the Planning Board of Princeton at its regular meeting on October 4, 2018 adopted the Findings of Fact:



20 NASSAU STREET PROFESSIONAL BUILDING LLC – 9/6/18 Minor Site Plan w/variances File #P1818-622PM LOCATION: Nassau & Chambers Streets; Block 19.02, Lot 19 NATURE OF APPLICATION: Minor site plan with variance for insufficient parking to address parking needs of existing and proposed restaurants. ADOPTED: 10/4/18 Copies of the documents are on file in the office of the Planning Board of Princeton, 400 Witherspoon Street; Princeton, NJ and may be viewed during normal business hours. Ilene Cutroneo, LUA Assistant to the Planner/Board Secretary PRINCETON PLANNING BOARD PP, 1x, 10/12/18 Fee: $22.05 Affidavit: $15.00

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Planning Board of Princeton at its regular meeting on October 4, 2018 adopted the Findings of Fact: APPLICANT:

MAIN STREET EATS LLC – 9/6/18 Minor Site Plan w/variances File #P1818-595P LOCATION: 277 Witherspoon Street; Block 7101, Lot 15 NATURE OF APPLICATION: Minor site plan with variance for insufficient parking to expand the seating area of the restaurant. ADOPTED: 10/4/18 Copies of the documents are on file in the office of the Planning Board of Princeton, 400 Witherspoon Street; Princeton, NJ and may be viewed during normal business hours. Ilene Cutroneo, LUA Assistant to the Planner/Board Secretary PRINCETON PLANNING BOARD

REGULAR MEETING WITH EXECUTIVE SESSION NOTICE is hereby given that the Mercer County Insurance Fund Commission has scheduled a meeting on October 22. 2018 at 10:30 AM with an EXECUTIVE SESSION to be held in Room 211 of the Mercer County Administration Building, 640 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ, for the express purpose of the following: Any business properly brought before the Board Pending or Anticipated Litigation and Strategies The above is the information known at the time of publication. Additions and or deletions may change without further notice. PP, 1x, 10/12/18 Fee: $18.90 MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF PRINCETON NOTICE is hereby given that an Ordinance entitled: 2018-21 An Ordinance Pursuant To N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13 et seq. Authorizing the Conveyance of a Conservation Easement for Block 7003, Lot 1 Princeton Tax Map to The State of New Jersey, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, its Successors And Assigns (PFARS Property Located at the Corner of Terhune Road and Valley Road) was introduced on first reading at a meeting of the Mayor and Council of Princeton held on October 8, 2018. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize Princeton to convey a conservation easement on Block 7003, Lot 1 Princeton Tax Map to the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, its successors and assigns in order to facilitate the construction of the new PFARS Headquarters Building. Said ordinance is available to the public, free of charge, in the Office of the Clerk, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey and on the Princeton Municipal Website at NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that said ordinance will be will be further considered for final passage after a public hearing thereon on October 22, 2018 at a meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Princeton Municipal Building, Witherspoon Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street, in the Main Meeting Room at which time and place any person interested may be heard.


The October regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Princeton Housing Authority will be held at the Princeton Municipal Building - Conference Room A, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey at 6:15pm on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 for the purpose of transacting such lawful business which shall come before the Board. PP, 1x, 10/12/18 Fee: $9.45 Affidavit: $15.00 NOTICE NOTICE

Notice Noticeisishereby herebygiven giventhat thatononthe the14th 14thday dayofofNovember, November,2018 2018atat7:30 7:30P.M., P.M.,Main Main Meeting MeetingRoom, Room,400 400Witherspoon WitherspoonStreet, Street,Princeton, Princeton,New NewJersey, Jersey,the theZoning ZoningBoard Boardofof Adjustment AdjustmentofofPrinceton Princetonwill willhold holda ahearing hearingononthe theapplication applicationofofthe theundersigned, undersigned,atatwhich which time timeand andplace placeallallinterested interestedpersons personswill willbebegiven givenananopportunity opportunitytotobebeheard. heard. This Thisapplication applicationisisforforthe theproperty propertyknown knownasas2222Henderson HendersonAvenue, Avenue,designated designatedasasBlock Block 6804, ated ininthe theR2 R2zone. zone.The The 6804,Lot Lot1818ononthe thetax taxmap mapofofPrinceton Princetonand andbeing beingsitu situated undersigned undersignedhas hasfiled filedananapplication applicationforfordevelopment developmentwith withthe theZoning ZoningBoard BoardofofAdjustment Adjustment ofofthe themunicipality municipalityofofPrinceton Princetonrequesting requestingC1 C1and andC2 C2variances variancestotoasastotopermit permit construction constructionofofa anew newsingle singlefamily familyhome homeonona anon-conforming non-conforminglotlotininexception exceptiontotothe ther r equired equiredlotlotfrontage, frontage,width, width,depth depthand andarea. area. The Theapplicant applicantwill willbebeseeking seeking(i)(i)bulk bulkvariances variancesfor: for:(a) (a)lotlotarea area(65,340 (65,340sq. sq.ft.ft.required, required, (c)lotlotwidth width 11,881 11,881sq. sq.ft.ft.proposed), proposed),(b) (b)lotlotfrontage frontage(175 (175ft.ft.required, required,9090ft.ft.proposed), proposed),(c) (175 (175ft.ft.required, required,9090ft.ft.proposed), proposed),(d) (d)lotlotdepth depth(175 (175ft.ft.required, required,131.6 131.6ft.ft.proposed), proposed),(e) (e) side sideyard yardsetback setback(15 (15ft.ft.required, required,1212ft.ft.proposed), proposed),(f)(f)left leftsetback setbacktotoheight heightratio ratioofofthe the main mainhouse house(1.5:1 (1.5:1required, required,1:2.35 1:2.35oror1.5:3.52 1.5:3.52proposed), proposed),(g) (g)front frontsetback setbacktotoheight heightratio ratio ofofthe themain mainhouse house(1.5:1 (1.5:1required, required,1:1.03 1:1.03oror1.5:1.54 1.5:1.54proposed), proposed),(h) (h)right rightsetback setbacktotoheight height ratio ratioofofthe themain mainhouse house(1.5:1 (1.5:1required, required,1:0.61 1:0.61oror1.5:0.92 1.5:0.92proposed), proposed),(i)(i)rear rearsetback setbacktoto height heightratio ratioofofthe thegarage garage(1.5:1 (1.5:1required, required,1:0.98 1:0.98oror1.5:0.70 1.5:0.70proposed), proposed),(j)(j)left leftsetback setbacktoto height heightratio ratioofofthe thegarage garage(1.5:1 (1.5:1required, required,1:0.070 1:0.070oror1.5:1.05 1.5:1.05proposed), proposed),(k) (k)impervious impervious coverage coverage(36% (36%required, required,37.9% 37.9%proposed); proposed);(ii)(ii)D(4) D(4)floor floorarea arearatio ratiovariance variance( (22.72% 22.72% permitted, permitted,25.9% 25.9%proposed); proposed);(iii) (iii)allallother othersuch suchvariances, variances,waivers, waivers,exceptions, exceptions,and andother other and andfurther furtherrelief reliefasasmay maybeberequired requiredand andwhich whichthe theBoard Boardbelieves believestotobebenecessary necessaryoror proper. proper.NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OFto THE PRINCETON HOUSING AUTHORITY AllAlldocuments documentsrelating relating tothis this application applicationare areononfile fileinin the theoffice officeofofthe theZoning ZoningBoard Boardinin the theMunicipal MunicipalComplex, Complex,400 400Witherspoon WitherspoonStreet Streetand andare areavailable availableforforinspection inspectionbetween between The October regular meeting the Board of Commissioners of the Princeton Housing the thehours hours ofof9:00 9:00 a.m. a.m.and and4:00 4:00of p.m. p.m. Authority will be held at the Princeton Municipal Building - Conference Room A, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey at 6:15pmSoliz on Tuesday, October Soliz Investments Investments LLC LLC 16, 2018 for the purpose of transacting such lawful business whichApplicant shall come before the Board. Applicant PP, 1x, Affidavit: $15.00 HVN, $34.65 Affidavit: $15.00 HVN, 1x,10/12/18 10/12/18Fee: Fee:$9.45 $34.65 Affidavit: $15.00

Kathleen K. Brzezynski Municipal Clerk

PP, 1x, 10/4/18 Fee: $22.05 Affidavit: $15.00 PP, 1x, 10/12/18 Fee: $29.40




NOTICE is hereby given that an Ordinance entitled: 2018-23 An Ordinance Concerning Loading Zones, Parking and Parking Rates, and Amending the “Code of the Borough of Princeton, New Jersey, 1974” and the “Code of the Township of Princeton, New Jersey, 1968” was introduced on first reading at a meeting of the Mayor and Council of Princeton held on October 8, 2018.

NOTICE is hereby given that an Ordinance entitled: 2018-22 An Ordinance Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13 et seq. Authorizing the Conveyance of a Stream Corridor Conservation Easement to the Delaware and Raritan Canal Commission for Block 7003, Lot 1 Princeton Tax Map (PFARS Property Located at the Corner of Terhune Road and Valley Road) was introduced on first reading at a meeting of the Mayor and Council of Princeton held on October 8, 2018.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This ordinance is part of the ongoing process of merging and harmonizing the code provisions of former Princeton Borough and former Princeton Township into a new code for the consolidated municipality of Princeton. It updates and consolidates certain provisions from both existing codes in connection with loading zones, parking generally, parking meters and parking rates for application throughout the consolidated municipality.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize Princeton to convey a conservation easement on Block 7003, Lot 1 Princeton Tax Map to the Delaware and Raritan Canal Commission in order to facilitate the construction of the new PFARS Headquarters Building.

Said ordinance is available to the public, free of charge, in the Office of the Clerk, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey and on the Princeton Municipal Website at

Said ordinance is available to the public, free of charge, in the Office of the Clerk, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey and on the Princeton Municipal Website at

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that said ordinance will be will be further considered for final passage after a public hearing thereon on October 22, 2018 at a meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Princeton Municipal Building, Witherspoon Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street, in the Main Meeting Room at which time and place any person interested may be heard.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that said ordinance will be will be further considered for final passage after a public hearing thereon on October 22, 2018 at a meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Princeton Municipal Building, Witherspoon Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street, in the Main Meeting Room at which time and place any person interested may be heard.

Kathleen K. Brzezynski Municipal Clerk PP, 1x, 10/12/18 Fee: $30.45

Kathleen K. Brzezynski Municipal Clerk

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I, Jesse Faasen, Collector of Taxes, in the Township of Plainsboro, County of Middlesex, State of New Jersey, pursuant to the provisions of “Act concerning unpaid taxes, assessments, other municipal and utility charges on real property and providing for the collection thereof, by the creation and enforcement of liens thereon (revision of 1918 Title 54:5-19 Revised Status)” will sell at public venue, all the land and real estate mentioned in the following lists, in fee subject to redemption at the lowest rate of interest, in no case exceeding 18% per annum, for the purpose of making the amount chargeable against said land for taxes, interest and cost to date of sale. In the event that the owner of the property is on active duty in the military service, the tax collector should be notified immediately. The sale will take place in the Plainsboro Township Municipal Building, Court Room, 641 Plainsboro Rd., Plainsboro, in said Township on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Purchasers will be required to pay cash, certified check, or money order for the municipal liens chargeable against each parcel of land purchased by them prior to the conclusion of the sale, or the property will be resold. Certificate purchasers are herewith advised, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 13:k-6, that industrial property may be subject to the “Environmental Clean Up Responsibility Act”, the “Spill Compensation and Control Act”, or the “Water Pollution Control Act”. These laws preclude the municipality from issuing a Tax Sale Certificate to any purchaser who is or may be in any way connected to the previous owner or operator of such sites. The following is a list describing the land to be sold, owner’s name and the total amount due thereon as computed to the date of sale. Qualifier -C2030- -C2040- -

Owner Name Amount Type Other Qual FISHMAN, PAULA 172.16 S MILLER, WILLIAM MCE., JR 128.05 T AHMED, ASHFAQ & SIDDIQI, DEEBA 618.02 S GALATI, SALVATORE & ROTA, BETH 318.75 S SIMEONE, DIANE 132.66 T BORSUK, CHRISTOPHER & JUDETTE 353.79 S SHAIK, MAHABOOB B&NICODEMUS,KAVITHA 148.05 S SONG, LEI & JIA, SHUANG 617.25 S -C3121- SCHNEIDER, KRISTI 492.41 S -C4432- HURLEY, PAUL 599.79 S CHAINANI, GHANSHAM & KAVITA 264.57 S BLOUNT, JERMAINE & JENINE 331.95 S TANDON, DHEERAJ 170.67 S KATIYAR, PRASHANT & RASHMI 312.56 S SHAIK, GHOUSE 318.59 S RUSCIANO, ROBERT & MARGARET 171.43 S AMERI, MASSIMILIANO & FRAN 5,864.47 T MARTIN, ADRIANNE 599.79 S CHIMALADINNE, SRIDHAR & KRISHNAVENI 599.79 S HUGGINS, LEROY GALE 599.79 S NOVIO, NOLASCO & ANGELICA 21,096.64 T NEDUNURI, SARMA & MADHU & KAMALA 45.63 S COUNTS, CATHERINE A 16,033.83 T -C1801- MATHEW, SANANDA ELYSSA 1,863.37 T -C7203- KIPLINGER, JONATHAN D 3,623.07 T -C7519- VILLEGAS, CARLOS & LEDIY 2,358.53 T -C8407- WISDOM, SHARON DIAN 3,164.27 T KAPADIA, UMESH & MINA 17,805.48 T -C803 - POUNCH, ELLEN C 5,169.12 T -C2013- COUNTS, CATHERINE A 4,415.04 T Totals 88,389.52 T - Property Taxes W - Water S - Sewer E - Electric O - Other A - Sp Assmnt 1 - Misc 2 - Board Up 3 - Demolition Q - QFARM B - Bill Board R - Cell Tower PP, 2x, 10/5/18, 10/12/18 Fee: $222.60 Affidavit: $15.00


Location of property: 3 1⁄2 Madison Street Block 28.03 Lot 88.02 Construction of a 4’1” X 10‘ rear deck/landing to provide ingress/egress from the rear of the house. The proposed deck requires the following variances: 1. Smaller Side Yard Setback: Required- 8 ft. Proposed- 1.5 ft. 2. Combined Side Yard Setback: Required- 20 ft. Proposed-8.66 ft. 3. Rear Yard Setback: Required -35 ft. Existing-+- 20 ft. Proposed-15.ft 4. Building Coverage: Required-30% Existing-37.29% Proposed- 40.29%

Variance Request Paver Patio The applicant is proposing to install landscape pavers over the along the side of the house as well as the rear yard to the property line. Section 17A-377 (f) which requires paved areas, other than such as are needed for access to the building on the lot, shall not be located less than four feet from a lot line. The proposed pavers will run right to the property line with a 0.0 setback. Variance relief is required. The pavers will increase the existing impervious coverage ratio as follows: Maximum Impervious Coverage: Required-61.5% Existing-45.79% Proposed-88.52%

The Applicant will also apply for such other variance relief, exceptions, waivers, permits, approvals or licenses that are deemed necessary or appropriate by the Applicant or the Board, and which may arise during the course of the hearing process.

Florian Feuser Applicant


Lot 2030 2040 39 41 180 262 587 615 3121 4432 10 15 13 49 8 30 15 12 63 68 7 15 77 1801 7203 7519 8407 23 803 2013

Notice is hereby given that on the 24th day of October 2018 at 7:30 P.M., Main Meeting Room, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey, the Zoning Board of Adjustment of Princeton will hold a hearing on the application of the undersigned, at which time and place all interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard.

All documents relating to this application are on file in the office of the Zoning Board in the Municipal Complex, 400 Witherspoon Street and are available for inspection between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

PP, 1x, 10/12/18 Fee: $30.45

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Notice is hereby given that bid proposals will be received from Bidders classified under N.J.S.A. 27:7-35.2 via the Internet until 10:00:59 A.M. on 10/18/18, downloaded, and publicly opened and read, in the CONFERENCE ROOM-A, 1st Floor F & A Building, New Jersey Department of Transportation, 1035 Parkway Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08625; for:

Sign Structure Replacement Contract 2015-2, Contract No. SWI168030, Various Routes, Howell Township, Monmouth County; Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County; Hamilton Township, Mercer County; Robbinsville Township, Mercer County; Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth County; Jackson Township, Ocean County; Wall Township, Monmouth County, 100% State UPC NO: 168030 DP No: 18140

Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 (P.L 1975, c. 127); N.J.A.C. 17:27. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.19, contractors must provide a Certification and Disclosure of Political Contribution Form prior to contract award.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:32-44, contractor must submit the Department of Treasury , Division of Revenue Business Registration of the contractor and any named subcontractors prior to contract award or authorization. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.51, contractors must be registered with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Wage and Hour Compliance at the time of bid.

Plans, specifications, any addenda to the specification and bidding information for the proposed work are available at Bid Express website You must subscribe to use this service. To subscribe, follow the instructions on the web site. Fees apply to downloading documents and plans and bidding access. The fee schedule is available on the web site. All fees are directly payable to Bid Express. Plans, specifications, and bidding information may be inspected ( BUT NOT OBTAINED) by contracting organizations at our Design Field Offices at the following locations: MODERATE

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200 Stierli Court Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856 Phone: 973-601-6690

One Executive Campus Rt. 70 West Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 Phone: 856-486-6623

New Jersey Department of Transportation Division of Procurement Bureau of Construction Services 1035 Parkway Avenue PO Box 600 Trenton, NJ 08625 PP, 3x, 9/28/18, 10/5/18, 10/12/18 Fee: $157.50

10A The Princeton Packet

Friday, October 12, 2018

MERCER COUNTY NOTES Howell Farm Corn Maze open weekends in October

Navigate the pathways of Howell Living History Farm’s Corn Maze this month with team building, trivia and crossword puzzles. Visitors will search for map pieces and clues to complete a number of challenges throughout the 4-acre maze. General admission is $10 for ages 10 and older, $8 for children ages 5-9 and free for children 4 and younger. Entry hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays in October. On all dates, the maze closes one hour after the latest entry time. The maze includes a courtyard with music, games, photo-ops and pedal tractors for kids. Hayrides, food, a farm stand with pumpkins and the farm’s traditional hay bale maze is also offered. On the afternoons of Oct. 13 and 14, maze admission comes with a ticket to ride on the farm’s SteamPowered Wagon Train, a hayride pulled along the scenic slopes of Belle Mountain. Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission. The corn maze is located on Valley Road, one mile west of the farm. GPS address: 17 Valley Road, Hopewell Township, N.J. 08530. The farm’s Visitor Center and historic site are located at 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township. Visiting hours at the farm are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call the farm office at (609) 737-3299 or visit  or  www.mercercountyparks. org. On weekends, call (609) 397-2555.

MCCC Gallery presents Helmar’s ‘Dirty Old Town’

Mercer County Community College’s James Kerney Campus Gallery (JKCG) presents “Dirty Old Town,” an exhibit by photographer Patrice Helmar that captures a piece of Alaska – the dramatic landscapes in and around Juneau, as well as the people who live there. The show runs from Tues., Oct. 16 through Thurs., Nov. 13. A community reception and artist talk will be held on Wed., Oct. 24, 5 to 7 p.m. The talk begins at 6 p.m. JKCG is located in MCCC’s Trenton Hall, 137 N. Broad St., across the street from the

Kerney Building. General JKCG hours are: Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery’s director and curator is Michael Chovan-Dalton, coordinator of the MCCC Photography program. More information about JKCG and upcoming shows is available on the JKCG website at www. “Dirty Old Town” is the 12th exhibit at JKCG since its opening in March 2017. Some of the exhibits have focused close to home, as with Habiyb Ali Shu’Aib’s “Beloved Trenton,” while  others have taken visitors to less familiar cultures and places in America and beyond.

County to hold drug take-back day program

Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler announced the opportunity to dispose of unneeded and expired prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Sat., Oct. 27. The goal is to help local residents to rid their medicine cabinets of unused and easily abused opioid painkillers, in addition to any other unneeded prescription medications. Mercer County residents can easily dispose of unused and expired prescription pills by bringing them to the parking lot across from the Mercer County Administration Building at 640 South Broad St. in Trenton, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Hypodermic needles or liquid solutions not accepted. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible method for disposing of unneeded and expired prescription pills. The program held each spring and fall is conducted by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. For more information, contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office at 609-9896111.

Mercer seeks Woman of Achievement nominations

The Mercer County Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for its 2019 Woman of Achievement and Young Woman of Achievement  awards

program. The Commission, which was established in 1976 to support the development of policies and programs for Mercer County women, is accepting  nominations for these awards until Fri., Nov. 9. The Woman of Achievement Award was established to honor a Mercer County resident who volunteers her time to make the county a better place to live, work and raise a  family. The Young Woman of Achievement Award honors a high school student for her outstanding volunteer work within the county. Nominees must be Mercer County residents and have performed their volunteer work  within the county for the same organization for at least one year. Nomination forms and further information can be found on the Mercer County website or by calling 609-989-6719 or e-mailing Awards will be presented at a reception on Tues., March 26, 2019.

County clerk announces voting information

Election Day is Tues., Nov. 6 and voters may encounter some changes at the polls this year. For starters, due to a NJ State audit reviewing polling locations with satellite precision, many NJ voters may find that they were moved to a new polling location so it is important that you carefully check your sample ballot, and take note of your polling location before you set out for the polls. It may have changed. Also, it is important to note if a voter used a “vote by mail” ballot in the November General Election in 2016, that voter is now considered a “vote by mail” voter and will have to vote on a provisional ballot. They will not be allowed to vote in the voting machine. All of these voters were notified by mail of these changes. If they did not “opt out” of their status as a “vote by mail” voter, then they are now on a permanent list to receive ballots by mail for all future elections. However, such voters have the right to vote at the polls with a provisional ballot, even if they got a ballot in the mail.  Please rest assured that provisional ballots are always counted. This change in the law was passed in August 2018, by the NJ legislature, and makes all voters who used a “vote by mail” ballot in the 2016 General Election a “vote by mail” voter for “All Future Elections,”

unless they “opt out.” We advise those who wish to vote to send a signed note to your County Clerk requesting to be removed from the permanent “vote by mail” list. Lastly, voters will find school board elections are set up in a different manner. As of 2018, school board candidates are eligible to “bracket” with other candidates with whom they wish to run for office. This means that candidates can have their names placed together on the ballot. It does not mean you have to vote for all of the candidates in the same bracket. For example, if school board candidates “A, B and C” run together, a voter can vote for “A, B and D” or “B, D and E.” You simply have to observe how many seats are open in the instructions, and vote for that same number of candidates. Of course, if you wish to vote for all candidates in a bracket, you absolutely may do so. It’s your choice completely. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at the Mercer County Clerk’s Office at (609) 989-6494.

Introducing SNAP at the Princeton Farmers’ Market

Princeton Farmers’ Market is happy to announce that the market will be accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits, also known as SNAP, beginning in October. All eligible customers  will be able to utilize this program to purchase healthy, farm fresh produce and other eligible food  items. Eligible market customers will be able to visit the market tent to utilize this program  and purchase wooden nickels that can be used to purchase eligible food items. SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. Princeton Farmers’ Market will match SNAP purchases up to $10 per customer, per market date.  Customers will receive specially designated market match wooden nickels that can be used for eligible  food items. Princeton Farmers’ Market believes that the market should be accessible by everyone and everyone should have access to healthy, farm fresh produce. With the market match implemented, not only will local produce be more accessible to those who need assistance, but it will benefit the local farms and farmers that supply our community with healthy food.

RESIDENTIAL PAPER SHRED PROGRAM Saturday, October 27th | 9:00 - 12:00PM Event is held rain or shine (or until the shredding truck is filled)

Municipal Center | 641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro

Bring the family out and help us clean the Lenape Trail one last time before winter. Saturday, November 3, 2018 9:30 am to 11:30 am Maximum of 5 file boxes or 100 pounds per car County residents only - No businesses Loads containing unacceptable items may be rejected. Must be in a manageable container: no plastic bags.

Do Not Bring: Hardcover books, magazines, newspapers, bulk mail, photographs, X-rays or CDs

For more information on this and other programs, Please contact:

Middlesex County Solid Waste Management


No need to remove paper clips, staples or binder covers Sponsored by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders & the Township od Plainsboro Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Ronald G. Rios, Director Charles E. Tomaro, Deputy Director Shanti Narra, Chair, Public Safety and Health Committee Kenneth Armwood, Charles Kenny, Leslie Koppel, Blanquita B. Valenti

Friday, October 12, 2018

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fense & Education Fund. Princeton Public Library, Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton. For more information, call 609-924-9529 or visit “War of the Worlds” Series - A. Brad Schwartz,  “Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s ‘War of the Worlds’ and the Art of Fake News.” The author and Princeton University doctural student explores what Orson  Welles’ 1938 “War of the Worlds” broadcast can teach us about the “fake news” that threatens our democracy today. Eighty years ago, Welles’s infamous “panic broadcast” made West Windsor’s Grovers Mill ground zero for an imaginary Martian invasion, as well as the center of a supposedly nationwide hysteria. But  listener letters written by New Jerseyans and others challenge the very existence of that panic, while offering a  dire warning to our own social media age. Community Room. 7 p.m.  Princeton Public Library,  Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton. For more information, call  609-9249529 or visit Panel discussion.  To commemorate the 70th  anniversary of the “Princeton Plan,” the Historical Society of Princeton is hosting a panel discussion at its Updike Farmstead headquarters at 7 p.m. A school integration process that went on to be nationally recognized, the “Princeton Plan” combined two elementary schools, the Nassau Street School and the Witherspoon School, in 1948. The discussion will contextualize the event in the broader national and regional historical context of desegregation, as well as inform about the local impact and national reverberations of the Princeton Plan. Featured speakers are Kevin M. Kruse, Professor of History at Princeton University, and local historian Shirley Satterfield, a member of the first integrated class at the Nassau Street School. This program is presented in conjunction with exhibitions about the Princeton Plan at the Historical Society of Princeton and the Princeton Room at the Princeton Public Library this fall.  This program is free and open to the public. Space is limited; advance registration is recommended on HSP’s website, Roy Scranton:  We’re Doomed. Now What?  Essays on War and Climate Change. An American Orwell for the age

of Trump, Roy Scranton faces the unpleasant facts of our day with fierce insight and honesty. We invite you to a presentation  and discussion. Roy Scranton is a novelist, journalist, and scholar, as well as Iraq war vet, who teaches at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of War Porn and  Learning to Die in the Anthropocene and writes for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Nation, among others. 6 p.m.  Labyrinth Books,  122 Nassau St.,  Princeton. 609-497-1600.

Garden Tours, every other Friday, 11 a.m. at Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton St., Princeton. Visit Morven Museum & Garden for a 45-minute tour of what’s in bloom in the gardens! Explore the restoration of Helen Hamilton Shield Stockton’s Colonial Revival early 20th century garden, and examine this year’s demonstration garden featuring heirloom flowers and their contemporary counterparts. Your tour will also cover some of Morven’s other restored landscape features as well as the present renovation of Morven’s gardens surrounding the new Stockton Education Center. Advance registration is required. Tours are canceled in the event of rain. Admission costs $10. For more information, go to

Fri., Oct. 19

Job Seekers Session. The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions  for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities  throughout the region. Please check the library’s website for specific topics. 9:45 a.m., Community Room. Princeton Public Library, Sands Library Building, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton. For more information, call  609-9249529 or visit

Sat., Oct. 20

Eating club tours. Clifford Zink, author of Princeton Prospect Foundation’s 2017 book,  The Princeton Eating Clubs, will lead an exterior tour of the clubhouses, as well as an interior visit to three clubs. Participants will learn about the architecture, origins, and development of these Classical and Gothic-style clubhouses, which date


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Jean was raised in Ottawa where she graduated from Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Ottawa. After high school Jean entered the Royal Victoria Hospital School of Nursing in Montreal. After graduation Jean took a job in Sacramento, CA before moving to New York City for a job at ColumbiaPresbyterian Medical Center. It was in New York that she met the love of her life, Prem M. Kapur, in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Jean and Prem were married on March 28, 1953. They moved several times before settling in Lawrenceville, NJ, where they raised their three boys, Stevenson, Drew, and Nicholas. Jean and Prem traveled the world extensively, spending time in Europe, Africa, and Asia. At home Jean enrolled at Trenton State College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education. She went to work as a school nurse in Trenton at the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School. Prem passed away in 1982 and Jean retired in 1990. In retirement Jean joined various clubs and organizations but particularly enjoyed visiting family, including Steve and his wife, Elizabeth, and their daughters, Katie and Karly, Drew and his wife, Claudia, and their children, Abby and Craig, and Nick and his wife, Mary, and their children, Nicholas, Ryan, Kelly, and Terrence. Jean was also blessed with a close and supportive circle of friends with whom she shared many lunches and dinners, went to movies, and played bridge. At the time of her passing Jean was living in Sparta with Steve and Liz, whom she described as her “angel.” Funeral arrangements are entrusted under Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. A celebration of this special lady and a life well-lived will be held October 20, 2018 at 11:00AM at The Present Day Club, 72 Stockton St., Princeton, NJ. Obituaries

Joyce Marie Albers-Schonberg , 76 Joyce Marie Albers-Schonberg died on October 6 after a long, bravely fought illness in her 76th year and the 50th year of an incredibly happy marriage. Joyce was born in Linden, NJ to Mary D. and Andrew R. Kovatch. After high school, she went to Douglass College in New Brunswick, New Jersey and graduated with a degree in Biochemistry. She then joined the Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories in Rahway NJ in 1965, where she was part of several important projects. After 12 years, she decided on a career change, obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration at New York University, and joined the First Boston Investment Bank in Manhattan as a Healthcare Securities Analyst. In her field, she ranked first in the country in the Institutional Investor magazine for several years. In the 1990s she made one more career change, joining the very young healthcare investment firm, Deerfield Management, where she found wonderful, lasting friends. In 1999 she retired to join her husband, Georg Albers-Schonberg, whom she had met in her first few weeks at Merck and who was now also retired. Joyce had the rare gift to always put others before herself. She continued to care very deeply for Douglass College and its Alumnae Association, for the Princeton Healthcare System Foundation and many other charitable causes. In 2012, Joyce was awarded the NJ Women of Achievement Award. Joyce is survived by her husband, her mother, age 95, her brother Richard A. Kovatch, two sisters Jo Ann Kuser and Andrea Correia, their growing families, and Georg’s many relatives in Europe. Joyce and Georg enjoyed extensive travel throughout the world and spending time on the Jersey shore. They had a deep appreciation for the fine arts, and could regularly be found at the Metropolitan Opera, or attending a concert given by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. Visitation will be at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave, Princeton, NJ, Friday, October 12th from 3:00 - 6:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 216 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ, Saturday, October 13th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made in Joyce’s memory to any of the following organizations: Columbia University Medical Center; the Princeton Medical Group P.A.; Princeton Healthcare System Foundation; Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer; the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College; or the Community Foundation of Collier County (Naples, Fl). Obituaries

Elinor T. Riddle, 77 Elinor T. Riddle, 77, of Princeton, NJ passed away Friday, October 5, 2018 from cancer. She died at home, quietly in her sleep. Born in Elmhurst, NY, Elinor graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 1962 with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. In 1965 she married Larry Riddle, with whom she raised a family of three children. They have lived in Princeton since 1973. In 1986 she joined the Princeton Public Library where she worked as a library assistant for over 20 years. Beauties of nature have been joys in her life, and she and her husband have been avid birders. Elinor was predeceased by her parents, Edmond and Margaret Kelly Tyne. She is survived by her husband; her two daughters; Margaret Gillingham and Adele Feldstein; her son George; her six grandchildren, Ellen and Ben Gillingham, Jean Strickland, Hazel, Ava and Eloise Feldstein; and her sister Catherine Bingay.

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Services were on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10:15AM in the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton, NJ followed by a 10:45AM funeral mass at St. Paul Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ. Interment was in Princeton Abbey and Cemetery, 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton. Visiting hours were Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 3:00PM to 5:00PM and 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the funeral home. Please share your thoughts and memories at


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Princeton football

The Princeton University football team improved to 4-0 overall with a 66-7 victory over Lehigh last Saturday at Princeton Stadium. John Lovett threw for three touchdowns and ran for a TD in the victory. Ryan Quigley and Charlie Volker each ran for a pair of touchdowns, while Stephen Carlson caught seven passes for 112 yards. The Tigers are back in action on Saturday as they host Brown at 1 p.m.

MCT field hockey

Gigi Venizelos scored a pair of goals as the Hun School field hockey team defeated Nottingham, 5-0, in a play-in game in the Mercer County Tournament on Monday. Nicky Renna, Nicole Samano and Ashley Jones also scored goals for the Raiders, who improved to 2-6 with the result. Hun, the 15th-seed, advanced to play secondseeded Princeton in the next round on Friday. Princeton Day School, the No. 3 seed, and will be home to West Windsor-Plainsboro South in the opening round Friday.

State singles

Montgomery High seniors Rhea Shrivastava and Alexandra Mednekova advanced to the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA state singles tennis tournament at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. Shrivastava, the No. 4 seed, topped Victoria Vought of Holmdel in the fourth round, 6-2, 6-2. Mednekova, who was seeded, upset Julie Moschela of Red Bank Catholic, who was seeded in the 5-8 grouping, 6-3, 7-6 in fourth round. The tournament will continue with the quarterfinals at 9 a.m. Saturday in Mercer County Park.

State tennis

The top-seeded Montgomery High girls tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the Central Jersey, Group IV state sectional tournament with a 4-1 victory over eighth-seeded Hunterdon Central on Tuesday. Rhea Shrivastava, Alexandra Mednekova and Aanya Ravichander swept the singles in the triumph. The Cougars advanced to semifinals. They face fourth-seeded South Brunswick on Friday. Princeton, the No. 3 seed in Central Jersey, Group IV, advanced to the semifinals with a 3-2 victory over sixth-seeded East Brunswick on Tuesday. Nicole Samios was a winner at third singles, while the Little Tigers also swept the doubles. Princeton will play second-seeded Hightstown in the state sectional semifinals on Friday.

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The Montgomery High graduate was the fourth finisher for the Amherst College men’s cross-country team at the Purple Valley Classic, which was sponsored by Williams College at Mt. Greylock High School on Sept. 22. Sarathy, a sophomore, finished 38th in a field of 209 runners. He covered the 6k course in 27 minutes, 1 second as Amherst finished fourth overall as a team.

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Freshmen lead Montgomery girls at meet By Bob Nuse Sports Editor

Caroline Mehlhorn, Elizabeth Henderson and the rest of the freshmen on the Montgomery High girls’ cross-country team will have plenty of opportunities to run on the course at Holmdel Park over the coming years. Last Saturday, the top two Cougar freshmen made quite a first impression on the course at the New Balance Shore Coaches Invitational. Running in the Girls Varsity A race, Mehlhorn finished third in 18:49, while her classmate, Henderson, placed 15th in 19:56. “I was really nervous going into it because of all of the hills that people always talk about on that course,” Mehlhorn said. “But I just went in with a good mindset because then when I got there it didn’t seem as bad.” Mehlhorn and Henderson are part of a large freshman class that not only has the Cougars excited about this season, but the future as well. They both got started running with the middle school program in Montgomery and have steadily improved ever since. “We have a couple of other freshmen, Annabelle (Wang) and Skyler (Fong) who are doing great,” Montgomery coach Tim Huelbig said. “They’re great kids, too. They are a great group of girls and they root for each other and are a pleasure to have on the team.” The group figures to grow together and as they gain experience should help Montgomery become a formidable program. “We started running together in seventh grade,” Mehlhorn said of herself and Henderson. “That’s when we both started doing longer distance. I played soccer and I already liked running in that sport. So I was used to it and then I got to like running a lot more with my nice teammates and coaches. “The races are a lot bigger and

Staff photo by Bob Nuse

Freshmen Caroline Mehlhorn (left) and Elizabeth Henderson delivered strong performances for the Montgomery High cross-country team at last Saturday’s New Balance Shore Coaches Invitational. there is a lot more competition because all the girls are faster. I think that has helped me run faster times because I have some really good people to race against.” Both runners have found they benefit from the experience of the older runners on the team, who have been great mentors to the freshmen. “They are all really supportive, which is very helpful,” Henderson said. “When we are doing workouts or even while we are racing, just seeing them there on the side cheering us on really helps.” Mehlhorn, Henderson and the rest of the freshmen have had to make the adjustment to not only running against older, more experienced runners, but running a longer distance as well. In middle school, races are generally three kilometers, or just under two miles. At the high school level races are five kilometers, or just over three miles. “The extra mile is a big dif-

ference,” Mehlhorn said. “I am used to stopping at 3K and now I have to keep going to 5K. It’s a big change. Since it is a different distance than middle school (the older runners) have helped me train and helped me plan race strategies.” While the trip to the Shore Conference meet was the first race for the freshmen at Holmdel, it was not the first visit to the course for all of them. “We went there two years ago with our middle school coach (Rob Scarpa) and he showed us the course and our way around it,” Henderson said. “So we knew there was going to be what they call ‘the bowl’ there and we knew that would be a challenge. It helped having that knowledge.” Huelbig is excited by what he has seen so far this season from his young runners, but also about what the future might hold for the group. “Rob Scarpa does a great job with the middle school program

down below,” Huelbig said. “That’s the kind of coach he is. He runs with them in the winter. They have a winter running club just to keep them from crosscountry to the spring. He took some of them to Holmdel. That’s why some of the other freshmen ran the JV race, because they had not run the course before and I didn’t want to put that kind of pressure on young runners. “It’s a tough place to run for the first time with so many runners there and all the hoopla. And then that girl (Katelyn) Tuohy (of Rockland) was there. She ran 16:21. I told the girls you just watched a future Olympic athlete. Caroline ran an 18:49, which was the third or fourth best time of the day, and this girl beat that by two and a half minutes.” As a team, Montgomery finished in 12th place in its race. The Cougars’ top five was rounded out by junior Iccha Singh, sophomore Naina Waghray and junior Emma Noyelle. Wang finished10th and Fong was 21st in the JV A race. In the Girls Varsity C race, Princeton, which finished fifth as a team, was led by the seventhplace individual placing of senior Sienna Moran. Sophomore Charlotte Gilmore finished 14th overall for the Little Tigers, whose top five was rounded out by sophomore Yana Medvedeva, sophomore Sophia Dacruz and junior Erica Oake. Montgomery was scheduled to run in the Somerset County meet on Thursday and will run in the Skyland Conference meet at Phillipsburg on Oct. 19. The Central Jersey, Group IV state sectional meet will be Nov. 3 at Thompson Park in Jamesburg. Each big meet gives the young runners from Montgomery added experience. “Our first meet at Kutztown, there were about the same amount of girls in our race but there were only two varsity races instead

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Zullo’s experience steers Princeton High XC By Bob Nuse Sports Editor

Tucker Zullo knows exactly how the runners behind the Princeton High boys’ cross-country team’s talented top three athletes feel when the bigger meets on the schedule come into focus. It was just two years ago that Zullo was in their exact position. “I think that is why it is easy for me to talk to them about they are going through because that was me not too long ago,” said Zullo, a senior who joins seniors Acascio Pinheiro and Jackson McCarthy as part of a talented trio at the front of the Princeton lineup. “I know that they want to do so much right now but what they need to do is focus on the little things. “They need to know not to go out and try to go 5:15 for the first mile at Holmdel (Park) and go 19 minutes. They need to race their own race and that is something that as a senior and a captain I hope I can help them understand.” As a junior a year ago competing in his first Mercer County Championship race, Zullo ran an impressive 16:44 to finish as the Little Tigers’ fourth runner, 17th overall, helping Princeton to the team championship. Now a seasoned runner, Zullo should be in the mix for a high finish at this year’s Mercer County meet, which will be held on Oct. 19 at Washington Crossing Park in Pennsylvania. The Little Tigers began their prep for the Mercer County meet with a strong performance at the New Balance Shore Coaches Invitational, which was held last Saturday at Holmdel Park. “I was excited from a team

Staff photo by Scott Jacobs

Princeton High’s Tucker Zullo, shown here during last year’s Mercer County Championship meet, has developed into one of the top runners in the county. perspective,” said Zullo, who was seventh individually in the Varsity C race to help Princeton finish third as a team. “I was quite pleased with how the team did. We are a young team this year with a lot of sophomores stepping up. They haven’t been in a race with that much competition and none of them buckled under to the pressure.” Pinheiro was the third overall finisher to lead the Little Tigers, coming in at 16:20. McCarthy placed sixth (16:40) and Zullo was clocked in 16:41 for his seventh-place finish. Rounding out the top five for Pricneton were junior Tyler Fu, who was 24th, and sophomore Jacob Bornstein, who came in 60th. Montgomery finished 14th in the Boys Varsity B race. Senior Oliver Yao finished 53rd in 18:08

to lead the way for the Cougars. Junior James Caliguiri finished 69th and sophomore Shakil Shukla was 74th, while freshman Tucker Erbeck and senior Max Zhou rounded out the top five. “It is only going to be a confidence booster for all of them to run in a race like Shore Coaches and get that kind of experience at Holmdel,” Zullo said. “It is just going up from here. We had our (Colonial Valley Conference) division race on Tuesday and our fifth man, Jacob Bornstein, killed it. He ran a great race and is contributing by doing the little things, which is what we need these guys to do.” Princeton’s top three of Pinheiro, McCarthy and Zullo is as talented as any team in Mercer County. It’s the development of the runners behind them that will

determine if the Little Tigers can win a third straight Mercer title. Zullo is hoping the younger runners don’t get ahead of themselves with their development. “We all try to train together with everything and I try to take as much pressure off the younger guys as possible,” Zullo said. “I feel like a lot of them before the season were stressed and felt like they had to do too much. No one has to be a hero here. “We knew we would be very front heavy as a team. What we have seen is the guys four through seven have had such tremendous growth. Now we are saying lets see if we can go and get the other team’s number three. This is new for all of them. I know as someone who went through what they are going through what it was like and we’re trying to lead them as seniors.” Princeton has won the last two Mercer County titles and two years ago won the Meet of Champions. The program has attained a certain status that this year’s team is looking to maintain. “We have had so much success as a program,” Zullo said. “Our goal is to make sure this program continues to be good and make sure we’re a state contender every year. This is a program that is continually good and a lot of that has to do with the coaching and the type of guys we have on the team. Everyone out there wants to be there and wants to work hard.” The Shore Coaches Invitational meet was a big step forward for the Little Tigers. In the Colonial Valley Conference race on Tuesday, Zullo finished second in a race that in-

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Hun streaking into MAPL soccer play By Bob Nuse Sports Editor

The Hun School boys’ soccer team opened its Mid-Atlantic Prep League schedule last Saturday with an impressive 3-0 victory over Blair Academy in Princeton. Hun went into its first league game riding high after testing itself against some strong competition earlier in the season. “We played some really tough games earlier this year,” Hun coach Pat Quirk, said after his team had won a third straight game when it topped Life Center Academy, 4-2, on Oct. 2. “Springside-Chestnut Hill, Malvern Prep and Pennington were all real good teams and it gets us warmed up for what we’re about to get into. It’s always nice to have a stretch like this to show that what you’re working on is actually working.” After falling to 1-3 with a 5-0 loss to Pennington on Sept. 18, the Raiders bounced back with victories over Stem Civics, George and Life Center. After falling to Pingry just before the Blair win and Princeton Day School just after the Blair win, the Raiders are 5-5 heading into a game at Hill School on Saturday. “Hopefully this winning run will take us into the next few games,” junior Gibson Campbell, who had a goal and an assist in the win over Life Center, said after that win. “We have Pingry next and then we start MAPLs. “We have strengths all around. I feel like everywhere on the field we are comfortable with somebody on our squad stepping in there. And even guys who don’t normally play in that position are capable

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Junior Gibson Campbell (right) has moved from defense to the midfield and helped the Hun School boys’ soccer team’s improved play this season. of stepping in and bringing it for the team.” Campbell, Amar Anand, Luke McManimon and Jack Tarzy all scored goals against Life Center. The Raiders have scored 15 goals in their last three games and the offense has been balanced. Anand leads the team with four goals, while Tarzy and Brian Spencer have each scored three times. “Everyone gets in on it,” Campbell said of the offense. “No one is the main guy. We don’t have a go-to guy or a target person. Anyone can score on any given day. The last couple years I have been playing in the back. I guess it is nice to step forward. I had been center back the last two years and now I am anywhere in the midfield. Coach Quirk feels like he can put me anywhere and I feel like I can contribute on both sides of the ball.” Quirk has been happy with the move

Freshmen Continued from Page 12A of six,” Mehlhorn said. “So this meet was the biggest for us so far. I want to be around mid 18s for the 5k time-wise. My goal is really to just have fun with it.” Added Henderson: “All the races are really big so there are people who are closer in time to you. For me that helps a lot. My goal is to break 19:30 sometime this year hopefully and I also want to have fun with it and not get injured.” The Shore Coaches race, followed by

forward by Campbell. His four assists leads the team and he’s helped the offense with his creativity on the wing. “He is playing more of an attacking role,” Quirk said. “He can get dangerous down the line and he’s put some crosses in. I think he may lead the team in assists. He gets dangerous down the line and can put the balls in and we have some kids now that can put those away. “The last three games have shown that we can score and we can be creative on offense. We can tighten the defense up a little bit but it’s coming.” After going 3-13 overall and winless in the MAPL last year, the Raiders appear ready to contend for the league title this year. “We can compete with those teams,”

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the county and conference races, will give the young Montgomery runners plenty of experience heading into the sectional meet next month. “Our conference is so tough,” said Huelbig, whose team lost its No. 3 runner, freshman Hannah Hogan, to an injury this week. “And then when you get to the conference you add in Hunterdon Central, Voorhees and North Hunterdon. It’s good because if you want to be the best you have to beat the best. It’s good experience for them.”

said Campbell, who scored a goal in the win over Blair. “I don’t think that anyone is going to be out of our range. I feel like we can be up there with the rest of the MAPL. These are big games coming up. “I think we’re definitely closer than the last two years. I would say no one has an ego or thinks that they’re above the squad in any way. I think we’re all just a bunch of brothers and we support each other on the field.” Quirk echoes the sentiments of Campbell when it comes to how well his team has played together on the field this year. “We have a core group of kids that just play well together,” Quirk said. “They’ve figured it out and they have this competition side to them that starts in training and kind of moves onto the field. There is a big cohesiveness together. “James Muldowney has been playing really well for us. He was playing outside back. We pushed him to the wing and he has been a good complement for Gibson because they both can get dangerous down the line. Amar Anand is leading us in goals. Brian Spencer has been the anchor as the center back.” And hopefully it all translates into a more competitive season as league play gets set to begin. “As far as I can tell it is wide open,” Quirk said. “It looks like everybody is pretty much in the same boat. Everyone is around .500 or a little better or a little worse. We’ll see Saturday when we have Blair coming in.”

cluded runners from West Windsor-Plainsboro North and West Windsor-Plainsboro South, two teams that will challenge Princeton for the team title at the Mercer County meet. West Windsor-Plainsboro South won the team championship at the CVC race, while West Windsor-Plainsboro North placed second and Princeton finished third. “I have been pretty happy, with the start to the season,” said Zullo, who finished in 16:41 in the CVC event at Washington Crossing on Tuesday. “At Shore Coaches

I was a little upset. I took it out a little slower than I like to. I was second at the division meet Tuesday and that was a big confidence boost knowing I can match up with the some of the best guys in Mercer County. “I am very excited for the county meet, especially from the team standpoint. I think we can do good things if we run the way we’re capable of running.” Princeton will run in the XC Fall Classic at Thompson Park in Jamesburg on Saturday in its final prep for the Mercer County meet.

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