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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,...

LOOSE ENDS 4/23: Arts Council of Princeton Artistic Director Maria Evans

By Pam Hersh Like a good neighbor, the Arts Council of Princeton is there – to re-phrase a certain insurance company slogan. During these past...

LOOSE ENDS 4/16: Bob Bruschi

By Pam Hersh Bob is back, not for long, but just long enough for Princeton to benefit from his wise and wry words, as well...

LOOSE ENDS 4/9: Phyllis Marchand

By Pam Hersh “Breaking News” said the news alert that popped up on my phone. “Baseball’s Opening Day matchup between the Washington Nationals and the...

SOLUTIONS 4/2: Recycling Revisited

By Huck Fairman Why recycle? While most local residents support the idea and associated policies, many may not be aware of the widespread need and...

LOOSE ENDS 4/2: James G. Demetriades, CEO and president of Penn Medicine Princeton Health

By Pam Hersh I tried to channel Oprah Winfrey interviewing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when I spoke with James G. Demetriades, the new CEO...
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Opinion: Save the Sourlands

I was having coffee with a friend once, and she said, “I’m not a birder. Why should I care about birds?” I said, “You...

Opinion: New Jersey should make patients a priority by issuing more medical marijuana permits

As a cancer survivor living with multiple sclerosis, I’ve experienced many symptoms over the years where medical marijuana would have made such a difference...

LOOSE ENDS 3/26: Climate Initiative

By Pam Hersh Friday, March 19, the windy day before the arrival of spring, blew me away when I had the good fortune to bump...

SOLUTIONS 3/12: Bill Gates: How we can survive

By Huck Fairman Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft; co-chair with his wife, Melinda, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and originator of Breakthrough Energy,...
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Your Turn: Arts Council of Princeton faces challenges with creativity

A year ago on March 16, the Arts Council of Princeton announced the temporary closure of the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts due...

Opinion: Americans are not engaged in processes of government

Some have written about the slowing down of our court system during the pandemic. The history of Rome shows us how bad our current...

LOOSE ENDS 3/19: Middle school renaming

By Pam Hersh I was supposed to write about COVID’s one-year anniversary, an event that received an overwhelming amount of attention all over the world....
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Your Turn: Endings and beginnings at the Princeton University Art Museum

One year ago, we abruptly closed the galleries of the Princeton University Art Museum as the public health crisis of COVID-19 emerged ominously and...
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