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This was printed in U.S. 1 Newspaper on November 11, 1998.
Between the Lines
We managed to sneak away from home and office the other
night to attend the 30th anniversary gala of the MSM Regional Council
at the Hyatt. Among the dozens of business leaders, government
and all-around power brokers we bumped into was Sam Hamill, the former
We reminded Hamill of his advice to U.S. 1 many years ago — that
we not get mired down in the nitty-gritty of municipal politics.
memory of the advice was slightly different: He remembered telling
us not to ignore the municipalities but rather to keep the regional
perspective foremost in our mind.
Either way, the biggest fallout of the 1998 election from the
of the greater Princeton business community may have been the Hopewell
Township victory of two committee members who have been critical of
the Township’s planning for a new eight-mile sewer pipeline —
a critical element in the proposed 3.5 million-square-foot Merrill
Lynch development off Scotch Road. The question now is whether the
sewer line is headed the same way as Newt Gingrich — out of sight
and out of mind.
In MSM’s 1998 Resource Book, distributed at the dinner, has chapter
and verse on the planning sessions over the past year involving
Township, Mercer County, the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed
as well as MSM. Whether you like it or not, Hopewell seems destined
for growth. We can only hope that the planning process associated
with the sewer line isn’t thrown out with the election bathwater.
Now if you don’t want to miss the major events of 1999,
you will want to have the U.S. 1 Calendar at your side or on your
wall beginning January 1. This year’s calendar will be better than
ever — featuring full color reproductions of original pieces of
art created by central New Jersey artists.
You can turn to the ad on page 16 of this issue to get the details
on how to submit slides, photographs, or transparencies of work for
consideration. But we can give you some inside scoop on the selection
front and back covers of the calendar).
Jersey or Princeton scene. Your vision of Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue
at Christmas or Central Park in the spring isn’t going to play as
well with us as the Nassau Inn’s Christmas tree or the Carnegie Lake
of Princeton, the people whose work is displayed at Bristol-Myers
Squibb gallery, the Forrestal, and Summit Bank, we are going to hope
to introduce one or two or more previously unheralded talents. Readers
of our annual Summer Fiction issue know what we mean by that. So if
you or someone you know has a fabulous oil or pastel or watercolor
that you would like to share with our readers, by all means get a
photograph and submit it ASAP.
We’re all eyes.
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