Sunday, April 5, 2020

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 4/5/2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held coronavirus briefing.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Letter of Note

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Having recently misidentified a bird of prey, David Attenborough writes to Eric Morecambe.

Thursday, April 2, 2020


A new video from The Lincoln Project:

As the consequences of COVID–19 tear across the country, American heroes everywhere are donning masks, scrubs, uniforms, volunteer hats. Here are a few stories of amazing acts of humanity, kindness, and courage in the face of catastrophe.

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 4/2/2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a coronavirus update. He also invited his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, to join the briefing via video conference to talk about how he was doing after contracting coronavirus.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 4/1/2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a news conference on the coronavirus outbreak and the state's response to the pandemic. 

Monday, March 30, 2020


"Bedtime," by Chris Ware, this week's cover of The New Yorker.

Chris Ware asked his 15-year-old daughter what he should draw for the cover of this year's Health Issue. "Make sure it's about how most doctors have children and families of their own," she said.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 3/29/2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a briefing on the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak. He reacted to a new travel advisory issued by the federal government for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, which asked residents of those states to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days. The governor said the new policy, which he supports, and other policies were making New Yorkers feel like they are "under attack" Mr. Cuomo also repeated his criticism of a recent $2.2 trillion economic aid package passed by Congress, saying it did not provide adequate funding to reimburse New York and other hard-hit states.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 3/28/2020

Amid the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is issuing an executive order to move the presidential primary election from April 28 to June 23, aligning it with the congressional and legislative primaries in New York.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 3/27/2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak from the Javits Center in New York City, which is being converted into a temporary hospital.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Exponential Threat

Donald Trump issued a cease and desist letter to stop this ad from running because he doesn't want Americans to know the truth about his failed leadership.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: How We Got Here

"The Federal response failed and now it's on citizens."

Ben Rhodes, Ronald Klein, and epidemiologist Abdul El-Sayed talk coronavirus, how we got here and what comes next.

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 3/25/2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a news conference to provide an update on the coronavirus outbreak impacting the state.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Andrew Cuomo Speaks on 3/24/2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks bluntly and eloquently on coronavirus at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, which is being converted into an emergency hospital by the Army Corps of Engineers amid the outbreak in the state.

What Coronavirus Symptoms Look Like

After being exposed to the virus that causes COVID–19, it can take as few as two and as many as 14 days for symptoms to develop. Cases range from mild to critical. The average timeline from the first symptoms to recovery is about 17 days, but some cases are fatal. Here's what it looks like to develop COVID–19m day by day.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

More Inspiration From Italy

The artists of the International Opera Choir open the door of their virtual rehearsal room to sing "Va, Pensiero," the chorus of the prisoners from Verdi's opera "Nabucco." Their performance is dedicated to all medical personnel, doctors, nurses, civil protection department workers, researchers and all those who fight on the front lines to deal with the COVID–19 emergency.

Friday, March 20, 2020

A Message of Hope From Dr. Jane Goodall

In the face of COVID–19, Dr. Jane Goodall shares her thoughts in this this time of hardship, sharing hope, information and an update about her life at home in the UK.


This is a report by Sky News' Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsay. It is from the main hospital in Bergamo, Lombardy Province, Italy—one of the most advanced hospitals in Europe. This town is at the center of the global COVID–19 crisis in Italy. They want us to see this and be ready.

It's All on Video

From Republicans for the Rule of Law:

Why Did President Trump Lie About the COVID–19 Crisis?

In a crisis, there are three rules that must be followed when communicating with the public: Be first. Be right. Be credible. President Trump has often been first but he has seldom been right and he has never been credible.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Leo Varadkar, Ireland's Prime Minister, is being praised for the national address he gave on Tuesday evening, St. Patrick's Day. Here's what an actual leader sounds like in a time of crisis.

Shift in Tone From Fox "News"

Trump's Coronavirus Calendar

Trump's Coronavirus Calendar from The Recount

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The American Virus

Breaking: The American Virus #WeWillPrevail by Eleven Films

This film is dedicated to the brave medical personnel and first responders around the world.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Grifters:Episode One

The Lincoln Project released its first ad, "Grifters: Episode One." The Grifters ads will focus on the long history of shady business dealings, corruption and general grift of Trump family members. This ad highlights the many ways the President's children have abused their access to the President of the United States. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020


Saturday, March 7, 2020

Spring Ahead

Remember to move your clocks ahead one hour tonight. Daylight saving time begins at 2:00 am on Sunday, March 8.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Trump Coronavirus Incompetence

Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about the global factors that are undermining the U.S. economy as the damage from the spread of the coronavirus collides with the incompetence of the Trump administration.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Freeman Dyson

1923 – 2020

Photo of Freeman Dyson  at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 2007: Monroem

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Katherine Johnson

1918 – 2020

"Katherine G. Johnson refused to be limited by society's expectations of her gender and race while expanding the boundaries of humanity's reach."
                                                                — President Barack Obama
Photo: NASA

Thursday, January 16, 2020

MLK Day of Service in the Mapleton Preserve

Join Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands on Monday, January 20, 2020, for a cleanup in the Mapleton Preserve on the National Day of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From noon to 3 pm volunteers will be clearing small trees, brush, vines and trash in the historic Mapleton Preserve. You are asked to bring any tools you may have, such as saws, clippers, loppers and rakes. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather—work gloves, sturdy shoes, warm clothing and hats are a must. For more information, or if you would like to involve a group to help, call 609-683-0483 or visit the FPNL website. Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park is located at 145 Mapleton Road in Kingston. (If using a GPS, use 145 Mapleton Road, Princeton 08540 as the address.)

Friday, December 27, 2019

First Day Hike in the Mapleton Preserve

Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands invites everyone to a First Day Hike in the Mapleton Preserve on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, from noon until 2 pm. For anyone who made a resolution to walk more, this is a great opportunity to start the new year off on the right foot with an easy 1.5 mile loop hike through the Mapleton Preserve.

The walk will begin and end at the Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park Headquarters at 145 Mapleton Road in Kingston. Socialize over cocoa after the walk. Dress for the weather, whatever it may be. The walk is free and all are welcome.  For more information, visit FPNL or call 609-683-0483.

Photo: 2019 First Day Hikers by Laura  Hawkins

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Postcard

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Thanksgiving Day Walk in the Mapleton Preserve

Join Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands for a walk in the woods on Thanksgiving morning. FPNL's annual Thanksgiving Day morning exploration of the Mapleton Preserve takes place on Thursday, November 28, 2019, at 10 am. The program will begin at the main office for the D&R Canal State Park, 145 Mapleton Road, Kingston. Come work up a Thanksgiving appetite. With the aid of magnifying glasses, explorers will look for often overlooked natural things and enjoy the abundance and subtle beauty of late fall. 

This walk is free and all are welcome, but preregistration is requested. Please call 609-683-0483 to reserve a spot. For more information, visit the FPNL website.

Photo: Karen Linder

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Fall Back

Remember to move your clocks back one hour tonight. Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 3.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

KGA Fall Foliage Walk

Kingston Greenways Association will host a fall foliage walk along the bed of the former Rocky Hill Branch Railroad on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 1:30 pm. This walk will be led by railroad historian John Kilbride. After 34 years with Amtrak, John is now the moderator of the Camden & Amboy Railroad Historians and Railroads of Trenton Facebook groups.

The walk will start at the Kingston Locktender's House, just off Route 27 at the D&R Canal in Kingston, and continue to Rocky Hill and back to Kingston. The walk should take about 90 minutes. This event is free. All are welcome.

Photo of Railroad Depot & Canal, Kingston, c. 1910: Collection of The Historical Society of Princeton

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Elijah Cummings

1951 – 2019

"When we're dancing with the angels, the question we'll be asked: In 2019, what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy intact? Did we stand on the sidelines and say nothing?"

Photo: US House Office of Photography

Monday, September 23, 2019

National Public Lands Day at Mapleton Preserve

Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands and Kingston Greenways Association will host the annual National Public Lands Day work session in the Mapleton Preserve on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 1 to 4 pm. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. FPNL and KGA invite the public to play a part and contribute to the restoration of the Mapleton Preserve, the former home of Princeton Nurseries. The Princeton Nurseries Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a significant historical site in central New Jersey.

FPNL's focus this year is removing brush, vines, invasive saplings and shrubs from the Preserve's signature ginkgo row, caring for trees in the Flemer Arboretum, weeding the butterfly garden and collecting litter with the trash crew. Volunteers are asked to bring their own loppers, saws, rakes and shovels. Sturdy shoes, work gloves, long pants, long-sleeved shirts and hats are also recommended.

The entrance to the Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park is at 145 Mapleton Road in Kingston. For more information, visit the FPNL website or call 609-683-0483.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sandy Hook Promise PSA

This Public Service Announcement from Sandy Hook Promise contains graphic content related to school shootings that may be upsetting to some viewers. If you feel that this subject matter may be too difficult for you, you may choose not to watch this video.