Route 206 will be closed in both directions south of Princeton beginning Wednesday, July 5, through December, for bridge repairs. The Department of Transportation said it plans to repair the Stone Arch Bridge, which was built in 1792 and widened in 1916, and replace the adjacent flood channel bridge just to the south of it.
The Stone Arch Bridge, which carries the highway over Stony Brook, is located in a historic district, between Princeton Battlefield State Park and the Jasna Polana golf club. The Stone Arch Bridge is the state’s oldest, and the road is hard up against the Worth Mill ruins, which will be protected during the project.
The bridge was previously closed in February, 2016, for emergency repairs after a parapet and spandrel wall failed, and an inspection revealed more problems. Since that closure, trucks over 20 tons have been detoured away from the bridge.
The road was closed in March and early April for utility work in preparation for the project. During those closures, Route 206 was closed between Lovers Lane and Carter Road. Southbound traffic was routed onto Mercer Road while northbound traffic was routed onto Rosedale Road.
Enable Inc., 13 Roszel Road, Suite B-110, Princeton 08540. 609-987-5003. Sharon J.B. Copeland, executive director. www.enablenj.org.
Sharon Copeland is stepping down as executive director of the nonprofit group, which provides housing for people with disabilities and their families. Her replacement, Lisa Coscia, currently the COO, will take over during a transition period July 10 through August 31.
Copeland has led the group since 2002, and in that time has brought its budget up from $4 million to just over $10 million. The organization operates 17 group homes and three day services sites, all serving about 1,000 clients a year.
Coscia, a veteran of human services programs, joined Enable in 2016 as COO. She was previously COO of SERV Achievement Centers and CEO of the Hunterdon Developmental Center. She also spent 17 years with the MENTOR network. She is a graduate of the College of Staten Island and has a master’s in psychology from NYU.
SAVE — A Friend to Homeless Animals, 1010 Route 601, Skillman 08558. 609-921-6122. Heather Achenbach, executive director. www.savehomelessanimals.org.
Heather Achenbach has replaced Piper Borrows as head of the SAVE animal shelter in Skillman.
Burrows had led the shelter since 2009, and oversaw a $3 million fundraising campaign to move the shelter from a ramshackle old house on Herrontown Road to a new 15,000 square-foot facility on Route 601 in Skillman.
“She just did a major undertaking here,” Achenbach said. “She needs a break.”
Achenbach left a six-figure job at Novo Nordisk to take the executive director job at the shelter. The 43-year-old Ursinus College graduate said she was “burned out” of her career in the pharmaceutical industry, where she was a senior director of clinical trial management. In 2016 she quit to become a receptionist at a vet’s office.
“I really wanted to be involved with people and pets,” she said. Before joining SAVE, she was a donor.
“We have a lot in common,” Achenbach said of her predecessor. Both women come from professional backgrounds. Before joining SAVE, Burrows was corporate and foundation director at McCarter Theater, and previously did fundraising for schools. On LinkedIn, she lists her current job as president of Sandpiper Strategies, a consulting business for nonprofits.
“It was perfect timing for both of us,” Achenbach said.
Seeds to Sew International, 16 Seminary Avenue, Hopewell 08525. 609-564-0441. Joseph Camporeale, program coordinator. www.seedstosew.org.
The nonprofit group, which provides education and job training to women in disadvantaged communities, has moved from Mercer Street to Seminary Avenue in Hopewell.
Dechert LLP, 100 Overlook Center, Suite 206, Princeton 08540. 609-955-3200. James J. Marino, managing partner. www.dechert.com.
The international law firm has moved its Princeton office from Carnegie Center to Overlook Center. It specializes in corporate and environmental law.
Millennium Info Tech, 4390 Route 1, Suite 204, Princeton 08540. 609-750-7120. www.mitiweb.com.
The IT consulting firm has moved from Morgan Lane in Plainsboro. The firm specializes in financial and pharmaceutical clients and has offices in India, Singapore, London, the UAE, and Iowa.
Research Support Instruments (RSI), 57 Hamilton Avenue, Hopewell.
The company, which specialized in engineering prototype development in microfabricated devices and plasma, has closed.
Doreen Sullivan-Pierson on June 21. She worked for the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District for more than 20 years as lead nutritionist and manager of food services. She was a leader in the drive to serve healthier food to school children.
Thomas S. White Jr., 44, on June 19. A graduate of Hamilton High School West, Class of 1991, he was employed with the Department of Corrections and later became a police officer with the Hamilton Township Police Department. He was a L.E.A.D. officer in the Reynolds Middle School and also served as co-director of the Township Police Athletic League Safety Town program.
Dominic D. Alfonse, 66, on June 25. Together with his late brother James, he was owner and operator of Alfonse Brothers Construction, closing the company in 2011, and was also the proprietor of the Chesterfield Inn. Services will be held Thursday, June 29, at 8:30 a.m. at the Brenna Cellini Funeral Home, 2365 Whitehorse Mercerville Road, Hamilton.
Kyran Dormer, 77, on June 25. He worked at Phelps Dodge Corp. in Dayton and American Biltrite in Hamilton and was retired from the Naval Air Warfare Center in Ewing.
Kenneth Langer, 81, on June 19. A retired Air Force and Army officer, he spent his post-military career as a financial officer with United States Property and Fiscal Office in Lawrenceville, and was a volunteer at the State Museum.