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SOLUTIONS 7/2: Capturing Carbon – Ideas Large and Small

By Huck Fairman Most local readers know about the climate crisis we face, and they recognize that we have limited time to reduce emissions before...
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Opinion: The impending migration wave

America is a nation of immigrants — and for the most part, at least historically, immigrants have been welcomed with open arms. However, the...
Rebecca Nowalski

Opinion: A high school zone resident’s perspective on permit parking plan

I’m writing as a member of the Permit Parking Task Force who grew up on Jefferson Road, and, several years ago, returned to live...
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Opinion: Princeton University’s proposed relocation of 91 Prospect is in the public interest

Princeton University’s plan to relocate 91 Prospect to create a gateway to its Schools of Environmental Studies and Engineering and Applied Science is in...

Opinion: A tree street perspective on Princeton parking

I live on Maple Street and believe it exemplifies the best of Princeton, where tree-lined neighborhoods nurture a safe, friendly and diverse community that...
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Opinion: Pruning should be done after birds migrate

I cringe every time I see blades thrashing through roadside shrubs in the middle of bird nesting season. I understand that mowing needs to be...

SOLUTIONS 6/11: Composting Organics

By Huck Fairman As many residents remember, Princeton had a recycling program for food and organic waste collected by private companies, which then sold that...

Opinion: Setting the record straight on uptick in anti-Semitism

  We are all saddened by the loss of civilian life during the recent Israel/Hamas conflict. Demonizing Israel and solely blaming it mischaracterizes the recent conflict....

Update on Princeton’s sustainable landscaping project

As spring slides into summer and the sound of cicadas compete with the sound of traditional landscaping, seeds of hope have taken root in...

LOOSE ENDS 5/28: Class Day

By Pam Hersh My favorite Princeton University graduation event is neither the commencement nor the baccalaureate ceremony, but rather a celebration that is a bit...

SOLUTIONS 5/21: The New Jersey Clean Energy Program

By Huck Fairman New Jersey's Clean Energy Program presented on a Zoom meeting by local Sierra Club member, Kip Cherry and several associates. New Jersey’s Clean...

LOOSE ENDS 5/14: Community Police Initiative

By Pam Hersh The bulletin board in Small World Coffee on Witherspoon Street is actually an art exhibit of index cards. The theme of the...

Solutions: State moves toward eliminating single-use plastics

Many are aware of the problems plastics cause in our environments. They threaten, and indeed kill, animals living in water bodies. They obstruct healthy...
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Opinion: ‘Thank you’s for remembrance of Mayor Marchand ‘barely scratch the surface of gratitude’

Phyllis Marchand - our mother/wife - thrived on interacting with the people of Princeton in her roles as an elected official, as a community...

Loose Ends: Andrea Goldsmith

By Pam Hersh Andrea Goldsmith’s resume is intimidating – so much so that I almost persuaded myself to tune out rather than tune into a...

Opinion: COVID is not the only pandemic

Massive efforts to develop new vaccines and put them in people’s arms are protecting more and more Americans from the COVID pandemic. However, many countries...

SOLUTIONS 4/23: Warnings and Necessary Steps

By Huck Fairman In the last week, warnings from several sources were issued about the planet’s future. And along with them came strong recommendations for...

Opinion: 2021 Reflections on Earth Day

”People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure." - David Attenborough,...
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