As some of you may have guessed, we put out this newspaper with one hand, while we run the business that sustains the newspaper with the other hand. Which leaves the development of our website, www.princetoninfo.com, to some gentle pokes and prods from the pointed end of our right foot.
In other words, the reconstruction of our website continues slowly, very slowly. But steadily. This week we can report that you can now access the current issue of the newspaper on line by clicking on a direct link from the PrincetonInfo home page or the U.S. 1 home page. Previously you had to go into our “archives” section and from there call up the most recent issue.
And this week our online edition generated two comments from “viewers” who would not otherwise see our print edition on a regular basis. Both comments were in response to Barbara Fox’s article on Bill Wolfe, the architect who has put sustainable design elements into practice in his own Princeton house (U.S. 1, September 17).
The first comment comes from the architect’s son, Andrew Wolfe, in New Hampshire: “I am very proud of my mom and dad, who are living Ghandi’s advice that ‘you must be the change you want to see in the world.’ The house looks great, too.”
The second comment comes from a business owner in Millstone, Elizabeth Borsuk of WCI Maintenance:
“Andrew, I am very proud of your mom and dad, too, although we have never met.
"For over 10 years (before kids) I was a commercial NYC interior designer and had the wonderful opportunity to work with some of the greatest architects of our era — the Rockwell Group, Gensler, Swanke and the likes. None of them were doing anything about the energy related problems that we face today and as you know it is so very important. I commend Mr. Wolfe in his efforts to go green. This will make a huge impact on modern architecture and I think that he is way ahead of the curve.
“These days I am no longer a designer. I have joined forces with my husband and we own and operate a (mostly) commercial landscaping business. In the winter we plow snow for several very large warehouse sites, a few owned by Fortune 500 companies. Yet not one of the site architects ever even thought to put the loading docks in the sun! The buildings are huge and the loading docks get absolutely no sunlight. As a result, and despite our best efforts, the snow inevitably melts, runs off and then turns into ice. The trucks are constantly skidding and we all face huge liability issues.
“I am so glad to hear that someone is finally taking sunlight into consideration. Not only will it make huge environmental differences, as you can see it helps in so many ways.”