East Windsor Pilot Survives Freezing Hudson Plane Crash
The icy, pitch black waters of the Hudson River was probably the last place Christopher Smidt of Edison thought he was going to be when he started out on a sightseeing tour Jan. 27. On Sunday night, 43-year-old Smidt had taken a ride in a small plane piloted by Deniece Depriester Kok of East Windsor. Wpix.com reported that the plane, a single-engine Piper PA-32, took off from Trenton-Robbinsville Airport.
Top 10 East Windsor Patch Stories of January 2013
Here are the top ten stories on East Windsor Patch for the month of January, in case you missed them!
Old Trenton Road Walkway Project Gets a Boost
The state announced Monday that Cranbury will be getting some help to improve Old Trenton Road. On Monday, the NJ Department of Transportation announced that Cranbury will receive a $255,000 grant through New Jersey’s Local Aid program. The grant is one of 35 totaling nearly $6.8 million to support local road and safety projects, according to the NJDOT.
Firtek Nominated for Hightstown High School Teacher of the Year
Hightstown High School Math teacher James Firtek was nominated for Hightstown High School Teacher of the Year by a secret ballot vote cast by the school's entire staff. Firtek will now compete for the title of District Teacher of the Year with the nominees from the other five district schools.
Three Kreps Middle School Students Place in Essay Contest
The East Windsor Regional School District Board of Education recognized three Melvin H. Kreps students who had winning essays in a contest offered by the Township of East Windsor at their Jan. 28 meeting.
Cranbury Public Library Cuts Hours to Save Money
The Cranbury Public Library will be open fewer hours per week starting on Feb. 1. The Library Board of Trustees voted to save costs by closing the library on Sundays and one hour earlier on Monday through Thursday. These changes were prompted by a decrease in library funding. “These times have the least use, so we hope to minimize the impact to our library patrons,” Library Board President Kirstie Venanzi said. “The library’s friendly and knowledgeable staff will still continue to provide the same great library services you have come to expect.”
Hightstown High School Athletes Honored by Board of Education
A number of Hightstown High School student athletes were honored and recognized as outstanding players in football, cross country, soccer, and field hockey at the Board of Education meeting held Monday, Jan. 28.