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Public Outreach 101 in Vermont…

“I sat in a line of traffic on the south end of the bridge in Vergennes for 45 minutes this morning because they were paving Main Street. If before the construction started there had been a traffic sign or it had been posted here on FPF… I would have taken another way around Vergennes… I drive to Burlington many times a week and I never saw a sign. I look at FPF daily. I didn’t see a posting for it.”
• Laurie, Vergennes FPF

“To everyone affected by the paving of Main Street this week, please be understanding and patient. Business owners received a letter from the city notifying them of the project. The decision to not use FPF was a mistake and for that I apologize. This project was long overdue and the scheduling came together quickly. Please do your best to avoid the bottlenecks and keep patronizing your local businesses. I assure you, everyone will be proud of the finished product.”
• Bill Benton, Mayor, City of Vergennes



How did this Vermonter find a buyer for his classic Jag in the Bahamas?

From Brian on the Waterbury FPF…

I sold my classic Jaguar! The woman who bought it for her husband has a place in Stowe but read my series of postings at their other home in Nassau, The Bahamas!

I advertised the car in the Burlington Free Press, Craigslist and Hemmings Motor News… Response : nothing.

I must have had a dozen on Front Porch Forum.




Vermont Tick Tracker

“Just Tried Melissa’s Tick Tracker Link (https://apps.health.vermont.gov/gis/vttracking/ticktracker/2015/). It’s easy to use… type in Middletown Springs and hover the cursor over the images of ticks in our area…I know of several people–at least one here on Garron Road–who’ve run across deer ticks already this season but have not realized they could/should be posting their sightings (or bitings) on Front Porch Forum so researchers–and neighbors–can know what kind of ticks are out there…and whose lawns, woods, or pastures NOT to visit!”
• Linda, Middletown Springs FPF


Grateful for engaged neighbors in Winooski

Thank you to the folks who dutifully post our happenings, thoughts, advertisements and questions on the Winooski Front Porch Forum. Everything I have ever desired to sell has gone quickly and safely through advertising on the FPF. And, so it was again that my sofa and chair disappeared in record time.

It is time to donate to FPF as thanks, and I intend to make good on that promise. Expect my check this week. Thanks so much!

• Lynne, Winooski FPF



Hearing aid recommendation saves the day

Sarah posted on the Shelburne Front Porch Forum yesterday…

I recently posted to FPF in search of recommendations for audiologists as my hearing aid had broken and I was looking for a second opinion. My current provider had suggested a hefty fee to fix my broken hearing aid and was going so far as to say that it needed replacement. Given the costs involved I believed it was wise to seek additional advice.

I received multiple replies to my post and I met with Dr. Julie Bier of Better Living Audiology in South Burlington. Lo and behold my hearing aid did not need to be replaced and the replacement part was substantially, read significantly, less than my (now former) practitioner was quoting. Thanks to Front Porch Forum I saved a considerable amount of money and have met a wonderful new physician!