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Purse snatching in St. Albans

“My wife walked home tonight and showed up with skinned knees and a a huge red mark on her neck from her purse strap. A man on a bicycle rode up behind her and tried to take her purse off her neck. Dragging her to the ground. Thankfully she wears it across her shoulder opposite side. This happened on Main St. by Citizens Bank. Just thought all my neighbors should know. Please be careful!”
• Dustin, Saint Albans Front Porch Forum





Mailbox vandalism in Middlesex

Disappointing news on the Middlesex Front Porch Forum this week…

“Did anyone else notice smashed mailboxes on Center Rd? Ours was hit and it looked like more were hit as I went down the road.”
• Cindy

“Our mailbox was damaged last night as was others on West Hill Road. Mailboxes on Marcy Road also appear to be have been targeted.”
• Ira

“Our mailbox was also hit here on west hill rd and I noticed another one on story rd. It has a blue mark on it so whatever they were using was blue.”
• Nichole

“Almost every mailbox was hit on Macey Rd! My mailbox was particularly hurting.”
• Hal

“I think our mailbox was vandalized Thursday night. It was fine on Thursday, but Friday morning it has a big dent and the door won’t shut. Hard to understand why someone would do this.”
• Scottie

“I was disgusted thus morning to see the amount of damage done to our neighborhood mailboxes. Alot of them destroyed. This is beyond the damage that has been done in the past. I truly hope those that had severe damage done have called the police. This is not acceptable… I know I will be watching even more closely. Also I saw a bear acouple nights ago on my lawn.. becareful everyone.”
• Kathie

“Our mailbox was also hit here on west hill rd. on Thursday night. The impact mark was rounded. I would guess it was a baseball bat.”
• Harold

“We noticed our mailbox was bent and the door wouldn’t shut Friday am, too. Any follow up to the rest of the roads with this vandalism? Thanks.”
• Linda

“Shady Rill across from French road was hit this weekend as well.”
• Zara



More parked-car vandalism in Burlington

Neighbors – The windows in my son’s car were shot out with a pellet gun a couple weeks ago.  It’s been a tremendous burden… both financially and wondering when the vandals will strike again. I have friends that have been hit on DeForest, South Cove, Foster and Robinson, so they’re all over the place. My neighbors down the street had their motorbikes shoved over violently, causing damage to all three… completely and utterly senseless. Don’t park you vehicles on the street if you don’t have to, and keep a look out!”
• Tony, a Burlington neighborhood Front Porch Forum


Pressure canner and jars found new homes in Bristol

“Both the canning jars and pressure canner have found new homes… within minutes of Front Porch Forum arriving in my inbox! Thank you, FPF and neighbors!”
• Betsy, Bristol FPF


Bear and bird sightings abound on Front Porch Forum

People are reporting bear sightings to their neighbors via their local Front Porch Forum all across Vermont this week… ’tis the season.

Also, lots of bird sightings are being shared too, including… Indigo Bunting, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Scarlett Tanager, and a pair of Barred Owlets being fed by mom and dad.

Post your sightings on your local FrontPorchForum.com so your neighbors can be aware.


Car vandalism in Burlington’s South End

Seeing more postings like this lately in Burlington’s South End…

“Today a car that was parked in front of our house had the street side windows busted out. It appeared the person who did this drive by and maybe used a BB gun. Nothing was stolen out of the car. So it appears it was a malicious act and not for financial gain.”
• Andrew, Hill Section Front Porch Forum