Please be advised that August 8  is National Sneak Zucchini onto your Neighbors porch/car day.Those of you who are “new” to Town may not instantly recognize the seriousness of this offense, but you “locals” know better. Unfortunately  prevention tips are few and far between: You can  lock your doors and windows. Set your car alarm. turn on exterior security lighting- teach your children not to accept packages from strangers - or for that matter friends and relatives if they have or know  someone who has a garden). But in the past these measures have not always been enough.. …

If your prevention efforts fail and you find you have been “zucchinied”  a call to the police is pointless. Most reported cases get ” squashed”.  Short  of having an eye witness (and professional  zucchini droppers are very, very careful)   there are too many suspects to be ”grilled”, and witnesses are very reluctant to become involved.   The State Police Crime Lab refuses cases related to  these  plants unless they amount to a matter of national security or somehow might effect the  presidential election…..  You can always buy a recipe book such as “1001 ways to cook with Zucchini  ( if you can find it in the stores)and learn new zucchini  recipes such as:  ” zucchini okra and tomato medley” .. or …start your own patch and then ….. next year…people will fear YOU!

Please have a safe healthy Summer- I will be out on medical leave for a week or so due to an operation,. so these posts may be sporadic

Chief Barry..

PS  I also have to keep an  an eye on my porch for susipcious zuccini packages……