Randolph is building community on Front Porch Forum—but why stop there?


Submitted 8 months ago

To know a town is to know how word gets round. Throughout the Upper Valley, the community listserv tends to be the preferred tool of local info exchange. 

But in Randolph, if you want to be in the loop, you’d better join Front Porch Forum.

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Front Porch Forum (FPF) launched out of Burlington, VT, in 2006 with a mission to help neighbors connect and build community. Its works a little like a listserv in that FPF sends users a daily email with recent postings—about local events, stuff for sale, missing cats—which users can reply to directly. FPF is a little more “policed” than the average listserv in that only verified residents of that town can access the content.

Randolph loves its FPF so much that it caught the attention of the Front Porch Forum blog. In recent weeks, residents have taken to the platform to brainstorm ideas on how to revitalize their beloved downtown, which has since spurred a real-life community gathering to hone some of those ideas and bring them to life.

Naturally, at DailyUV we love to see a town making the most of home-grown digital tools to build up a sense of community.

Naturally, too, DailyUV wants to help you, Randolph—by giving you the tools to showcase what’s already great about Randolph.

From Three Bean Café to Black Krim Tavern, Kimball Library to Chandler Arts, Gifford Medical Center to Vermont Technical College, and from the Herald to every local voice with a story to tell—these are the surest signs of life in a town with quite a bit going for itself.

So why not bring those stories to DailyUV? And tell everyone, beyond just your own front porch, that Randolph is alive and well, open to new ideas yet very much open for business.

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