Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger

1919 – 2014

"The key to the future of the world is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known."

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Longford Strikes Again (UPDATE)

Princeton Landing residents received an email this afternoon with the following comment from one of the property managers:

"During my inspection of the property I was very impressed with the wonderful job of Longford's crew which have [sic] been supported by many compliments received from residents. JOB WELL DONE TO LONGFORD'S."

Maybe the property manager should take another look.

Longford Strikes Again

After two seasons on the property, Princeton Landing's snow removal contractor, Longford Landscapes, still does not know enough to be careful at the corners on the Loop Road. While plowing after yesterday's storm, Longford knocked over a monument in Parcel 6.

It seems that with every snow Longford does damage in the community—whether it's ruining landscaping or making snow piles so high at intersections that drivers have difficulty exiting the parcels. In fact, here are photos of snow piled up today at intersections in Parcels 6 and 12.

There should be no excuses for all this—management has been told about these issues yet they continue. These problems didn't occur with the previous snow removal contractor, Shearer Penn/SavATree.

Monday, January 20, 2014

U.S.1's Dan Aubrey on "Culture of Fear"

If you haven't already seen it, check out this interesting article by Dan Aubrey in the current issue of U.S.1. (And don't miss Paul Krugman's blog post about it in The New York Times.) The article, titled "Defending the Arts Amid a Culture of Fear," tells of Aubrey's time working as a contractor for the state Council on the Arts in 2011 and his run-in with Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Martin Luther King Day of Service

Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands invites you to join them on Monday, January 20, 2014, for a cleanup at 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 recommended. For more information, visit the FPNL website or call 609-683-0483. 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.)

Born To Jam: "Gov. Christie Traffic Jam"

Bruce Springsteen joined Jimmy Fallon to perform this special tribute to Governor Chris Christie's traffic jam last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Snow Removal Problems at Princeton Landing

Well, we could have expected it based on the community's experience with Longford Landscapes, our snow removal contractor. They caused more damage  to the landscape today while trying to clean up last night's snowfall.

Shrubs on this corner are buried under a big snow pile. The shrubs were staked and should have been observed by plow operators. Longford was well aware of the problem—they made the same mistake in the same place last winter. Ironically, the car in the background of this photo looks like it's Longford's manager driving right by the buried shrubs. 

Here Longford's snow removal equipment drove off the sidewalk and over a lawn.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

January Recycling Dates

The recycling dates in Princeton Landing for January are the 13th and the 27th. There is also a link to these dates in the right-hand column under Popular Posts.