Suspended Teacher, Breakfast Fundraiser are Talk of the Town
There's lots to talk to your neighbors about—here's what readers told us was on their minds.
Each week, we ask readers to tell us what they're talking to friends and neighbors about for Talk of the Town.
This week, we also picked up a clue: Monday's story about the suspension of Hillsborough High School teacher Jeffrey Kampf has garnered dozens of comments, and it's certainly a topic of discussion around town.
Details are few whenever officials take action against an employee—privacy rights prevent much information from being provided—but many people seem most concerned about the Board of Education's actions, with five members abstaining because of a lack of understanding what lead up to the suspension. A three-member majority of those voting proved enough for the suspension, but many have written in support of Kampf and questioning the board's decision.
This is a story that will most likely be a town topic for a while, but there's other matters on many residents' minds:
Jennifer Esposito, Carolyn D'Agostino Tighe and Cynthia Hoens are reminding everyone to help Millstone toddler Billy Biviano, who is undergoing chemotherapy to treat a complicated brain tumor. A fundraising breakfast at Applebee's on Saturday has sold out—but you can still help by donating through the GoFundMe page set up to defray Billy's medical expenses.
Hillsborough author Curtis Edmonds posted a note about his new novel, "Rain on Your Wedding Day," which is available on Amazon.com.
Helen Terebey said she's talking about the 'Survivor Sundaes" available at Super Sundaes. It's part of a fundraising program the popular ice cream shop is running, and asks for people to vote in support of Hillsborough High School classes by purchasing the special sundaes. The contest goes until March 21.
And Bellapizza is talking about their beautiful pizzas...
What are you talking about this week? Tell us what your Talk of the Town is in the space below.