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First Person(Laura Gray)

City: Princeton.

Where did you grow up: I grew up in Princeton.

Family: My family is my husband, Steve, and son, Alex.

Pets: We have a 1-year-old goldendoodle named Jack.

Occupation: I’m a high school English teacher.

What is the last song you listened to: The last song I listened to was “Jump Right In” by the Zac Brown Band.

What is the last book you read: I just finished “The Ophelia Cut” by John Lescroart.

What is the last television show you watched: I’m catching up on the past season of “Covert Affairs.”

If you were stranded on a desert island and could have just one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: I’d probably like to eat cheeseburgers and fries.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could take only one thing with you, what would it be: I’d like to take my iPad.

What is your favorite local restaurant: I really like the food at Niel and Shortys.

If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it: I’d invest it.

People would be surprised to know that you: I don’t know that there’s a whole lot about me that would surprise people. I’m pretty much an open book.

What is your favorite thing about the city you live in: My favorite thing about Princeton is the small town atmosphere — neighbors knowing neighbors, people passing by on the street and speaking and people genuinely caring about one another.

If you could change one thing about your town, what would it be: I’d like to see more growth with fewer businesses closing.


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