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Front Porch Forum available in sixty Vermont towns

Front Porch Forum (FPF) was created in 2006 in Burlington to provide a simple way to strengthen neighborhood connections. People use the service to find plumbers, report car break-ins, give away strollers, rally volunteers for pie suppers, trade equipment, and describe wildlife sightings. Topics may also include school budget debates and supporting a terminally ill neighbor, all discussed with a civil and constructive tone. It’s all locally driven as every posting comes from a clearly identified nearby neighbor.

The e-Vermont communities are joining a network of online neighborhood forums that already includes over 40 Vermont towns and 23,000 subscribing households. It’s no wonder that Front Porch Forum is winning national accolades for its community building innovations.

It really is free so sign up today
If you live in one of the towns listed below, SIGN UP for your community Front Porch Forum today at! Join in the conversations that are already under way.

Also, please let friends and family in these Vermont towns know that Front Porch Forum is available, and encourage them to sign up at! Only through more participation will these towns realize the full community-building benefits of FPF.

  • Alburgh
  • Arlington
  • Averill
  • Avery’s Gore
  • Bloomfield
  • Bolton
  • Bridgewater
  • Brighton / Village of Island Pond
  • Bristol
  • Brunswick
  • Buells Gore
  • Burlington
  • Calais
  • Cambridge
  • Canaan / Village of Beecher Falls
  • Castleton
  • Charlotte
  • Colchester
  • Dover
  • Essex Junction Village
  • Essex Town
  • Fairfield
  • Ferdinand
  • Grand Isle
  • Hardwick
  • Hinesburg
  • Huntington
  • Isle La Motte
  • Jay
  • Jericho
  • Lemington
  • Lewis
  • Ludlow
  • Middlesex
  • Middletown Springs
  • Milton
  • Moretown
  • Morristown
  • Newport City
  • North Hero
  • Norton
  • Poultney
  • Pownal
  • Richford
  • Richmond
  • St. George
  • Sandgate
  • Shelburne
  • South Burlington
  • South Hero
  • Starksboro
  • Stewartstown, NH
  • Sunderland
  • Underhill
  • Vergennes
  • Warner’s Grant
  • Warren Gore
  • West Rutland
  • Westfield
  • Westford
  • Williston
  • Winooski
  • e-Vermont communities newly participating in FPF
  • Vermont communities with well-established FPF’s

Why join Front Porch Forum?
In this era of busyness and individual isolation, where it’s hard to find volunteers for local committees and people increasingly don’t know their neighbors, Front Porch Forum helps people meet those around them, find new homes for old treasures, and talk about issues.

What if your town is not on the list?
Interested in bringing FPF to your community? Please add your town to the waitlist at

Paul Costello, Executive Director
Vermont Council on Rural Development |
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