Friday, September 27, 2013

Question of the Week: Roof Repair

Have you or your neighbors had a recent experience with a roof repair at Princeton Landing?

If so, send us an email. We'd love to hear about it.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

National Public Lands Day at Mapleton Preserve

Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands will host its annual National Public Lands Day work session in the Mapleton Preserve on Saturday, September 28, 2013, from 2 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. Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands invites the public to play a part and contribute to the restoration of the Mapleton Preserve, the former home of Princeton Nurseries and a significant historical site in Central New Jersey.

FPNL's focus this year is clearing small trees, brush and vines, mulching trees in the Arboretum, and collecting litter. Volunteers are asked to bring their own loppers, pruning shears, saws, and rakes. Sturdy shoes, work gloves, long pants, long-sleeved shirts and hats are also recommended. Refreshments will be served.

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.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Stump Hill Revisited

Almost a year after Superstorm Sandy knocked down trees near the tennis courts, nothing has been done to restore the appearance of the area—other than the removal of the fallen trees. This very visible spot, seen as you round the turn on the Loop Road near the tennis courts, is still strewn with weeds and tree stumps. This once beautiful area, which we've dubbed Stump Hill, is a blight on Princeton Landing.

Monday, September 16, 2013

PSE&G Power Outage

At about 9 pm a power outage occurred in parcels along the outer side of the Loop Road in Princeton Landing. As of a few minutes before 10 pm, PSE&G was reporting that its crew is currently working to restore power and that restoration is estimated by 11:33 pm on September 16.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Dead as a Dodo

This large shrub at the entrance to Princeton Landing was just planted in spring.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Question of the Week: Blue Tarps

Two homes in the community have blue tarps covering the skylights on their roofs. The tarps, which are plainly visible from the Loop Road, have been up for quite some time. What's up with this makeshift repair? If there's a roof leak or if a skylight needs to be replaced, why is it taking so long? Instead of a timely fix, must months pass before "We get things done"?

How does this affect the rest of us who do not have tarps? Well, think how potential buyers might feel about Princeton Landing when they see things like this. Do the tarps indicate that other roofs are likely to develop leaks? Do they suggest a lack of concern or care for the way the community is being maintained? Is that not likely to lower our property values? And consider this: Would you want to live in a community that doesn't promptly repair its own leaky roofs?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September Recycling Dates

The recycling dates in Princeton Landing for September are the 9th and the 23rd. There is also a link to these dates in the right-hand column under Popular Posts.