Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Bud’s motto: work hard, play hard

As October draws to a close, Kathie Foster takes a moment to consider her dad’s words of wisdom.

Ewing Then and Now: The first school for the deaf in N.J.

The “stone house on the hill” from last month’s column sits on the campus of the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf — another institution worthy of consideration.

Let’s talk turkey: one man’s reflections on Thanksgiving

I’ve always felt the need to defend Thanksgiving. Eventually, it dawned on me that I seemed to be the only one defending Thanksgiving. Could I be alone in my love for Turkey Day?

From the Robbinsville Schools: A close reading of the Common Core

By Steve MayerI keep the Common Core app on my phone for a reason.Unfortunately, the topics of over-testing kids, governmental “curriculum” mandates and Common Core have become tied together...

From the Lawrence School Board: LTPS honors Governor’s Educators

By Dana Drake The Lawrence Township Public School district is fortunate to have staff dedicated to student achievement, providing students with innovative educational experiences in the classroom and important services...

The state teachers college comes to Ewing Township

The N.J. State Normal School was one of a few teachers colleges in the country, and welcomed its first 15 students on Oct. 1, 1855 to classrooms in Ewing.

Ewing then and now: all aboard the Bel Del rail line

There’s one important aspect of the area that is truly historic (and on the National Register of Historic Places), and still very much used: the path along the feeder canal.

Superintendent and police chiefs defend West Windsor-Plainsboro school cops plan

The following is an op-ed by WW-P Superintendent David Aderhold, West Windsor Police Chief Robert Garofalo and Plainsboro Police Chief Guy Armour.

Gardening Adventures: Old rails turned nature trails

Being an enthusiastic gardener with a formal education in landscape architecture, I enjoy taking my family to new and interesting gardens and looking for the “wow” factor in outstanding...

Looking Back: There’s more to the new Cranbury Road bridge

Now that the county and the township have begun replacing Cranbury Road bridge, it’s a good time to stand back and see what has happened so far.