Can you hear me now? That’s what many residents and businesses are saying in Avalon and Stone Harbor today as a major communications problem impacts both communities. There has been some sort of an issue involving Verizon landline telephone service. The problems began on Monday, worsened on Tuesday, and are starting to be resolved today. Police departments in both communities have made provisions to keep in touch with the public. At no time were any 911 emergency calls missed during this outage.