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Between the Lines
In our business some mistakes can be truly deleterious
(reporting a business out of business when in fact it has just moved)
and others can be relatively harmless but embarrassing for us. We
have two recent examples of the latter. One is the man from Firmenich
who told us it was not necessary to correct a mislabeled picture
but we did it anyway — and misspelled his name: The correct
for the vice president of administration at Firmenich is John
Last week, when we printed that Alan R. Goldberg was dead, he
reported that "the word of my demise has been greatly
A former president of the Princeton Mac Users Group, he has worked
for 27 years at Princeton University, where he is assistant manager
of the Office of Information Technology Software Support Group. "I
did manage to get some laughs out of the article — and immediately
sent E-mail to my family and friends stating that I am well and
We regret the errors but do appreciate hearing about them.
just like Drumthwacket. You may have noticed that on the road, a large
distance from your house but unfortunately very close to mine, there
is quite a bit of big 18-wheeler tractor-trailer truck traffic that
intensifies between 3 and 6 a.m. or between 7 and 10 p.m.. It is
intense on Friday nights between 8 and 10 p.m. and again on Sundays
between 6 and 9 p.m. Licenses are from states other than New Jersey,
sometimes from Canada, Minnesota, Iowa, etc.
On one occasion I followed a truck carrying a pair of 30-foot
obviously not destined for Lake Carnegie. I followed this truck, which
carried Washington State plates, through Princeton, Hillsborough,
and Somerset all the way to Interstate 287.
Thus, I conclude that these trucks use Route 206 as a shortcut from
I-195 to I-287, avoiding a big stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike,
cutting their tolls and driving distance at our expense. I would like
to propose some specific measures that may solve this:
p.m. and Saturdays 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Allow trucks at all times only
for local delivery.
not-local traffic restriction at the two ends of Route 206
and Somerville) especially at night and on Sundays. Traffic on Route
206 should serve the community living between I-95 and I-287. It
not be a traffic shortcut to avoid turnpike tolls.
The New Jersey Turnpike toll booths will show the difference.
rules if State Police are over-committed.
206 will be greatly improved.
98 Bayard Lane
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