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Quebec man accused of smuggling guns through Haskell Free Library bathroom

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DERBY LINE — A 40-year-old man from Montreal was recently extradited from Quebec to face multiple federal firearms charges, including exporting firearms from the United States into Canada without a permit through the Haskell Free Library. Authorities say that from July 2010 to April 2011, Alexis Vlachos, 40, of Montreal, working with Annette Wexler and…

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Stolen truck found abandoned, crashed in Coventry

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COVENTRY — Police say that a truck that crashed on Wednesday morning, had been stolen earlier from a parking lot in Derby. At around 9:50 a.m. police responded to calls of a white Ford pick-up truck that had gone off the roadway by the intersection of Coventry Station Road in the town of Coventry. Police…

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Car hits cow in Holland

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HOLLAND — A car hit a cow that wandered into the road in Holland on Wednesday. According to police, at around 9:00 p.m. they responded to a single-vehicle crash on the Valley Road. The driver, identified as Amanda Blake, of Derby Line, was traveling west when she struck a cow in the travel portion of…

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Police: Woman assaulted minor at Derby Elementary School

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DERBY LINE — A 46-year-old woman from Derby Line is facing charges after police say she assaulted a minor at a local elementary school. On Monday, police say they were contacted regarding an assault that took place at the Derby Elementary School. “A subsequent investigation revealed that North Country Supervisory Union employee, 46-year-old Kimberly A.…

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Gregory Douglass returns to Haskell Opera House, Tod Pronto opening

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DERBY LINE — On Saturday, April 1, musician Gregory Douglass will take the stage at the Haskell Opera House, with singer/songwriter Tod Pronto opening the show. After a recent spotlight on NPR’s Morning Edition, Douglass has been coined “one of New England’s best-kept secrets.” According to OUT Magazine, his evocative, alternative sound blend “Rufus Wainwright’s…

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    Manor resident Donald receives a warm welcome to the festivities from SkillsUSA members Aimie Morse and Morgan Bonneau.
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    SkillsUSA members take a break from the festivities: standing from left, Allison Fletcher, Sabrina Carter, Jose Bastita (NCCC Co-op coordinator), Dannica Limlaw, Presleigh Chase, Brianna Crouch, Morgan Bonneau, Aimie Morse, Alexia Danner and Ashley Martin; kneeling, SkillsUSA Advisor Celine Champine.

Students from North Country Career Center bring “Beach Bash” to Michaud Manor

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DERBY LINE — SkillsUSA students from North Country Career Center in Newport hosted a prom at Michaud Manor in Derby Line for residents and their families. This marks the third year that SkillsUSA members have coordinated this mid-winter event, which was the brainchild of a former SkillsUSA student who worked at Michaud Manor. This year’s…

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VIDEO: Meet the cast of QNEK’s “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”

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DERBY LINE — Over the weekend, QNEK Productions ended its 24th season by presenting the holiday classic, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Staged at the beautiful First Universalist Parish Hall in Derby Line, the shows starred Steve Gonyaw, Marilee Andres, Aidan Mulroy, Tiffany Quinn, and Brian McCrae. It was directed by Phil…

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“It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” coming to Derby Line

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DERBY LINE — QNEK Productions continues the celebration of its 24th season by presenting the holiday classic, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, adapted by Joe Landry. QNEK has developed a strong tradition of appetizing audience’s hearts for this “most wonderful time of the year,” with hilarious and thoughtful stage entertainment. In this…

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Police: Halloween candy in Derby Line possibly tampered with

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DERBY LINE — Police are warning that someone possibly tampered with Halloween candy passed out in Derby Line. On Monday, police were contacted by a concerned citizen who lives in Charleston, advising that she had returned home from trick-or-treating with her children in Derby Line. After returning home the woman started the process of sorting…

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Farce of Nature, QNEK’s final mainstage show of the season starts September 9

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DERBY LINE — QNEK Productions is rounding out its season with the comedy “Farce of Nature,” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. The non-stop hilarity of this southern-fried farce highlights a day in the life of the Wilburn family of Mayhew, Arkansas. D. Gene Wilburn is taking desperate measures to save his fishing…

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Orleans County students bring home prizes from Stanstead College 

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STANSTEAD, QC – Orleans County students were among the top prize-winners at Stanstead College’s closing Baccalaureate ceremony held at Centenary Church in Stanstead on Thursday. Patrick Young of Derby Line won the Ashworth Scholarship, awarded to a deserving local day student who consistently demonstrates effort and excels in some area of activity. He also won…

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Derby Line woman jailed for embezzlement

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DERBY LINE — Amy C. Fletcher, 45, of Derby Line, appeared for sentencing yesterday on her fraud and tax evasion convictions before Judge J. Garvan Murtha in the U.S. District Court in Brattleboro, Vermont. Judge Murtha sentenced Fletcher to 15 months’ imprisonment, ordering her to report to the Bureau of Prisons on June 21, 2016,…

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Derby Line Port of Entry to get extreme makeover this summer

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DERBY LINE — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), announced the award of a $23 million construction contract for upgrades to the Derby Line Port of Entry. The contract will allow for the completion of necessary upgrades to the port, replacing the outdated facility which currently exists. The project will be designed to be both…

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“Rumors” keeps audiences laughing during QNEK’s opening weekend at the Haskell

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DERBY LINE — QNEK Productions, the award-winning international theatre company in residence at the historic Haskell Opera House, opened its 24th season over the weekend with the uproarious Neil Simon farce, “Rumors.” The show features a stellar cast from both sides of the border. Mike Desjardins, Alan Franklin, Kim Gannon, Phil Gosselin, Mary Hoadley, Sue…

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