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Between the Lines
U.S. 1 doesn’t normally cover international affairs, but when French
foreign policy becomes a matter of controversy here in America (and we
can guess that our foreign policy became a heated matter in France as
well) and when Bastille Day falls on one of our publication dates, we
Thanks to the reporting of Barbara Fox and Michele Alperin we
discovered that more than 5,000 French citizens live and work in our
Our stories begin on page 14. On the cover: clockwise from top left,
Gilles Asselin of SoCoCo Intercultural, has written a book on
intercultural relations entitled "Au Contraire! Figuring Out the
French." The Tricolor waves just below the Stars and Sripes at L’Oreal
in Cranbury. Eric Claviere, who aims to promote French-American trade,
poses at the "Petit Vintner" statue that Colmar gave to Princeton.
Hatsuo Takeuchi, of Demarle USA, was trained as a pastry chef in
France and now imports French baking goods. Isabelle Wilhelm, honorary
consul of France in Princeton, flies the flag on Princeton-Kingston
In his plaintive letter about the exodus of Princeton’s elderly to
CCRCs such as Stonebridge outside of Princeton (U.S. 1, June 30),
Niels Nielsen states, "We never see our friends any more after they
move even only five miles away." This sentiment, which I share, makes
me wonder what he (and others) think of the prospect of what I persist
in thinking of as our "community" hospital moving outside of
During the past year, I have paid many, many visits to elderly friends
of my family in the hospital and at Merwick. It was easy and
convenient to do, because of the in-town location, close to work,
home, other errands, etc.
I wonder how many fewer visits there would have been if the hospital
had been out of town? And how much harder it would have been for my
elderly father, who lives in Rocky Hill, to visit his friends there if
it meant a longer, more challenging drive?
If it was such an important thing to keep the Library and Arts Council
in town, why do I hear barely a murmur about the hospital possibly
relocating some distance away?
I realize they want to grow, and that the trend is toward larger
health centers, with a lot of specialized units. But the selfish side
of me hates to think of them moving, and wonders how the elderly who
are still in Princeton, and the lower-income and student population in
town, will conveniently access such vital services.
If they must move, I hope it is not out across Route 1 or at the old
American Cyanamid site, the latter of which is most likely out of
their primary service area and surely closer to other competing
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