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FBI Investigating Death Threats Against PennEast Pipeline Employees

The FBI is investigating letters that were sent to the PennEast pipeline company threatening to kill people connected to the proposed $ billion project, officials said Thursday. The company that is proposing the bistate natural gas pipeline traversing two New Jersey counties has received letters with threats credible enough that representatives have called the authorities to investigate, according to Patricia Kornick, company spokeswoman. Kornick said threats were contained in a handful of letters that escalated and PennEast contacted the FBI in April. The company also hired a private security firm to "ensure the safety and security of our employees," she…
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Mercer County to PennEast Pipeline: Get off Baldpate Mountain

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes has denied PennEast Pipeline access to lands owned by Mercer County for the purpose of surveying the property. The company had been previously performing soil borings on Baldpate Mountain to complete data required to facilitate the project. The county deemed this activity as potentially environmentally harmful and previously opposed the pipeline in fall of 2014. Jeff Tittel, Director of the Sierra Club released the following statement: “We thank Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes for denying PennEast permission to Baldpate Mountain. The Mountain is an environmentally sensitive county park where PennEast was drilling and surveying for a…
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Star Party the Greenway

D&R Greenway will be holding its third annual Perseid Meteor Shower Watch party at the St. Michaels Farm Preserve barn complex. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year in mid-July and early August when the Earth passes through the stream of debris called the Perseid Cloud, consisting of particles ejected by the comet Swift-Tuttle. The event will be held 10pm - 1am on friday August 14, 2015. more info:   
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Princeton Battlefield State Park Buy Out

The Historic Princeton Battlefield State Park when the original tree stood. Photo by Stanley Brick (C)Copyright. The DEP Green Acre’s program has announced an acquisition of a addition for Princeton Battlefield State Park. The park was the location of the Battle of Princeton during the Revolutionary War. The property directly borders the main battlefield site and consists of slightly rolling land and a series of connected ponds and streams that drain to stony brook. The site will eventually have access for visitors to utilize and will bring the park to a total of 80 acres.   Jeff Tittel, Director of…
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After the Deal: Partnerships with Iran Could Reduce Long-Term Nuclear Risks

Within the next two weeks, or soon after, the United States and five world powers hope to finalize a nuclear deal with Iran to limit its nuclear activities in exchange for a relaxing of international economic and financial sanctions. But what happens in 10 years when some of the key restrictions being discussed begin to phase out? One of the biggest concerns is Iran’s uranium enrichment program, which uses high-speed centrifuges to produce uranium enriched to a level appropriate for nuclear power reactor fuel. Enrichment plants like this can be quickly reconfigured to produce “weapon-grade” uranium. One way to reduce…
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Explore the Stony Brook at Greenway Meadows Park

Princeton, – Explore the Stony Brook at Greenway Meadows Park with a walk and picnic at D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Johnson Education Center, July 8. Rain date July 9.  Guests bring picnics to King Terrace outside the barn at 5:30   D&R Greenway provides beverages and dessert for this annual family event.  The walk, led by Jeff Hoagland, Education Director of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, begins after his lively informative talk at 6:30.  Participants search for and learn about creatures living in the stream, dependent upon healthy water.  Water shoes/boots are recommended for wading. Register at 609-924-4646       $5…
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Institute for Advanced Study Battlefield Housing Project

Official Statement from IAS Regarding Faculty Housing Project. Tuesday, June 09, 2015. Princeton, NJ: When the Institute for Advanced Study received the approval of the Princeton Planning Board for its Faculty Housing project, it offered to carry out a third archaeological survey at the site in advance of construction. The fieldwork for that pre-construction survey, conducted by the archeological firm the Ottery Group in stages over the past year, has now been completed, as documented in an interim report prepared by Ottery. Designed to be as comprehensive as reasonably possible, the survey methodology incorporated a variety of technologies, included geophysical survey (magnetometry, electromagnetic induction, and ground-penetrating radar), 122 shovel test pits,…
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