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Business owner offers $5,000 reward on FPF for info about fire

The Stowe Reporter used the Morrisville Front Porch Forum recently to learn…

A Morristown man is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for a fire that destroyed his business last year.  But state fire investigators say the blaze wasn’t suspicious and there is no active investigation.

Most traditional media outlets in Vermont use their local FPFs for leads to stories that they investigate and report on.  We’re glad to play this role… and others.  Further, we appreciate when proper attribution is included in the piece, e.g….

He posted a notice on Front Porch Forum last week, offering a $5,000 reward in hope that someone would contact state police with information.

Stowe and the surround communities are fortunate to have the Reporter and the Record digging into local stories.

 








Emergency notices on NY FPF

Last Thursday’s extra posting on FPF (an alert to the village’s water shut-off) saved me a much inconvenience. I was preparing lots of food for a big family reunion meal. Thanks to FPF’s alert, we had drawn a goodly supply of water before the shut-off came. Although the Post Star newspaper and the hand-delivered notices came on Friday, the Argyle FPF was our first alert—and it saved me a lot of frustration.

The folks in Argyle, NY make great use of their Front Porch Forum, as shown by today’s posting above.



U32’s Media Lab features FPF

#VT - U32 High School‘s Media Lab just posted this fun video about Front Porch Forum in Vermont… thanks gang!  Good stuff.  Take a look.