Neighbors take on topics from trash to Peeping Toms
A sampling of edited comments from Portsmouth neighbors on the eVolvement Web site's 'electronic back fence':
Question: 'I sleep with a window open. What do you do when your neighbor's dogs (three of them) bark all night?'
Q: 'Almost daily I find trash in my yard from Taco Bell. Has anyone thought about approaching the manager and asking for an extended check for trash?'
A: 'This location is a corporate location, and they have many layers of administration. Talking first to the manager is a great first step.'
Q: 'I've had to deal with a peeping Tom who watched over my sleeping girlfriend from a bedroom window, a criminal trespassing in my back yard É and last but not least É gunshots. It would be interesting to me to see what the general opinion is on the Portsmouth area.'
A: 'I've had the pleasure of having my closest neighbors drop by within the first week of residence with fresh gingerbread. É My suggestion would be to get to know your four most immediate neighbors ÉÊyou watch their backs, they watch yours.'