It’s that time of year again — U.S. 1 is taking its annual summer break. That means there will be no issue on Wednesday, August 1. We will resume our weekly publication schedule on Wednesday, August 8. Our office at 12 Roszel Road will remain open for business weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Friday, July 27, when it will be closed (but inquiries can be directed to 15 Princess Road, 609-396-1511).

Meanwhile, on Thursday, August 16, we will host a reception for all writers who submitted work to our Summer Fiction issue. All readers are invited. Stay tuned for details on the time and location.

Correction: A dancer pictured in our June 27 cover story, “Dance Fever — For Fun & a Healthier You,” was incorrectly identified. Her name is Daana Brissett.

#b#To The Editor: Nuclear Ideas#/b#

Regarding the recent letter to the editor, A Nuclear alternative to Solar on Campus, three cheers for Rick Mott for having the guts to suggest nuclear power as a cheap source of energy.

I was just saying the other day the world really could use a small, tiny nuclear motor, one that could power our homes or even our cars. U.S. 1 comes through in spades, with Rick Mott’s letter, suggesting the very idea for cheap energy.

For heating our homes, you would rent a small nuclear heat motor, it would be smaller than a golf ball, install it in your furnace and use for ten years to both heat and cool your house and run all the electrical gizmos you could possibly want.

You return it when it is used up and replace it with another one. It’s about time we took a serious look again at nuclear energy as a potential source of cheap, reliable and doable energy.

Gonthar Rooda


Second Wind Foundation

#b#Prevent A Million Heart Attacks#/b#

Almost everyone will benefit from the Affordable Care Act — employers, employees, seniors and patients. The only losers are hospitals whose only focus is more “disease care.”

Heart attacks and strokes are largely preventable but remain the number one and number three causes of death and disability. These diseases when allowed to progress to advanced stage generates revenue streams for a specific sector of the economy but destroy people’s lives. The only hospital that is really investing in the health and wellness of the community that it serves is the new Princeton Medical Center.

The Million Heart Initiative goal to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes is achievable under the Affordable Care Act. Employers could reduce their healthcare cost by encouraging their employees to seek evidence-based medical therapy that can stop disease progression if they are at risk.

Go to to find out if you are at risk, then visit us at

Rolando deGoma, MD


#b#Thanks For Support For Adult Community#/b#

On July 26 ground will be broken on Copperwood in Princeton. After almost a decade of discussion, debate, design, and deliberation, a modern, sophisticated community designed for those Princetonians who want to downsize and still stay in the town they love will come into being.

The project is a model of land preservation and sustainability, of which Princeton should be very proud.

This project would not have come about were it not for the support, mentorship, guidance and positive actions of both civic volunteers and township staff. My thanks go to former township Mayors Phyllis Marchand and Bernie Miller and to the current Mayor Chad Goener.

They also go to the Princeton Township Committee and their attorney, Ed Schmierer, to the Regional Planning Board under the leadership of Peter Madison and Wanda Gunning, and to the Site Plan Review Advisory Board under the thoughtful leadership of Bill Wolfe.

Of course, the “devil is in the details,” and the Township staff has been diligent, appropriately demanding, understanding, cooperative and, when deadlines were imminent, especially responsive.

The township engineer, Bob Kiser; planner, Lee Solow; Zoning Officer, Peter Kneski; building official, John Pettenati; and their respective staffs all deserve a big “thank you” for not only enabling the project to proceed, but for the fine work they do in protecting the interests of the township and preserving that special quality that is Princeton.

Through everyone’s efforts Copperwood is a better project. It will finally bring to Princeton the much-needed active adult community that it has needed for so long.

J. Robert Hillier, FAIA, PP


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