To the Editor:

Thanks from Haiti

Thank you for responding to the crisis in Haiti with a gift of $500 to Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS). HAS began receiving trauma patients within hours of this devastating earthquake, with its epicenter just 40 miles away. We feel very fortunate that HAS is fully oeprational and hjas the ability to act quickly to help alleviagte the suffering of so many affected by this tragedy. THese are challenging times and we are responding with alacrity.

All of us at HAS are overwhelmingly grateful for the expressions of support and concern we have been receiving from Haiti’s friends around the world. We thank you for your generosity and compassion, and for your confidence in HAS.

John R. Walton

Board Chair

Editor’s note: See display ad, page 8, for more examples of Princeton-area businesses and organizations that have come to the aid of Haiti.

Great Tips For

Older Workers

I loved Michele Alperin’s January 27 article on Princeton Senior Resource Center’s Carol King and job hunting over 40 tactics. It was thorough and informative, full of good tips. By including Carol’s background, it helped the reader understand the need to be flexible while looking for a new job.

It also made older workers understand they still have value.

Marilyn Gilroy

The writer is a Princeton Senior Resource Center volunteer.

PPL Thanks Film

Festival Supporters

I’d like to express appreciation to the public for attending the recent Princeton Environmental Film Festival, sponsored by the Princeton Public Library. The festival, in its fourth year, uses film to combine education and entertainment as a way to build awareness about our environment. This year the Princeton Environmental Film Festival brought in over 4,000 in attendance to the Princeton Public Library from January 2-17. We featured more than 50 films, many with post-screening Q&A. We also offered discussions and performances, exploring perspectives on our environment and ways to improve our planet.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the 2010 Princeton Environmental Film Festival including: my colleagues on staff at the Princeton Public Library; our community members who contribute to the planning of the event all year, and also to those who helped out during the festival; the local press for publicizing the event; guests who spoke at the festival; local businesses who supported the PEFF and, along with community organizations, helped us get the word out about the festival; and thanks to our funders, who allow Princeton Public Library to organize and host the PEFF at no cost to the public –– all of the film screenings and other programs are free.

Their funding also underwrites the festival screening costs and the purchase of the films for the library’s lending collection, many with public performance rights, so that these films can be borrowed both for home and public viewing.

The films purchased for and screened at the 2010 PEFF are added to the library’s lending collection. For more details, please contact me at and go to the festival site at

Susan Conlon

Princeton Environmental Film Festival Coordinator and Librarian Princeton Public Library


Last week’s “Leaving Town” brief on accounting firm J.H. Cohn suggested that the company had lost roughly 15 employees in the two years preceeding its move from Lawrenceville to Eatontown, Pennsylvania. The number of employees has remained consistently close to 25 for several years.

The company did cease daily operations at Lenox Drive and consolidated its staff to Eatontown, but Cohn still uses the office for meetings and appointments.

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