In this part of Central New Jersey we don’t have to wait for the Fourth of July for the fireworks to start, because Princeton University stages a magnificent display for Reunions, usually the last Saturday in May or the first in June. But the patriotic pyrotechnics, the ones that celebrate Independence Day, will be this weekend. Most of them are scheduled for Saturday, June 30. See the listings that begin on page 13 for details.

Why not more big fireworks shows on the 4th itself? One reason may be that the following day, Wednesday, July 5, is a work day. For some it will be the first day back after a four-day weekend. For others, as Kathleen McGinn Spring reports in a Survival Guide item that begins on page 10 of this issue, it will be the morning after a mid-week day off.

As McGinn reports, the 4th falling on a Tuesday means that Monday, July 3, is a day in limbo for the business community. Some businesses will be closed for the day; others — including banks, brokerage firms, and the post office — will be open.

Here at U.S. 1 we are moving up our deadlines for both this paper and our sister publication, the West Windsor-Plainsboro News. We hope to have U.S. 1 shipped off to our printer on Saturday, freeing us up for a three-day weekend, at least. We will do our best to be flexible, of course, but we urge that you get editorial announcements to us no later than Thursday at noon. Classified and display advertising requests should get to us by Friday, June 30, at noon. Call 609-452-7000 if you have a question.

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