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Colombian arrested in Derby Line gets 13 months in prison

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DERBY LINE — John Acosta-Bermudez, a Colombian citizen with landed immigrant status in Canada, was sentenced yesterday to 13 months of imprisonment following his guilty plea to a charge that he re-entered the United States in Derby Line, after having been deported. Acosta-Bermudez, 52, was first picked up in Derby Line back in March. He…

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VIDEO: NBC’s “Meet the Press” features Derby Line

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DERBY LINE — On Sunday, NBC’s “Meet the Press” aired a segment on the possibility of Vermont exploring a Canadian-style health care reform. The segment was part of the “Meeting America” series, and NBC correspondent Kevin Tibbles talked with residents of Derby and Derby Line. Featured in the segment were locals Buzzy Roy, Steven Wheeler,…

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Fugitive arrested at Derby Line port of entry

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DERBY LINE — A fugitive caught trying to enter the U.S. at the Derby Line port of entry is being extradited back to Ohio, where he will face charges in U.S. Federal Court. Authorities have said that officers arrested Basim Barnes, 29, earlier in July, after verifying that he was a fugitive and wanted on…

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Newport Area Community Orchestra kicks back into gear with fall rehearsals

NEWPORT — The Newport Area Community Orchestra is ready to begin their fall rehearsals, starting Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Parish on Main Street in Derby Line. The orchestra will begin preparing the music for their fall concert which will take place November 1, 2014 at the Goodrich Memorial Library…

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QNEK Productions revives Oliver! at the Haskell Opera House

DERBY LINE — In the current trend-driven world of story telling, where Hollywood mandates selling content through gimmicks or endorsements, we can always count on a classic to refresh and satisfy our taste for powerful and thought-provoking drama.   Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens is such a tale. Award-Winning QNEK Productions will revive Dickens’ masterpiece on July…

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Driver charged in manure truck crash in Derby Line

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NEWPORT — The driver of a manure truck that rolled over in Derby Line in May was charged on Tuesday with driving with a suspended licence, and not with leaving the scene of a crash. Jason Jewer, 33, of Derby Line, was in court on Tuesday as the charge was read. Originally, Jewer was cited…

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Water system upgrade underway in Derby Line

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DERBY LINE — The water system upgrade that voters in both Derby Line and Derby voted to bond for in January has been underway over the past few weeks. The project was needed because there was not enough water flow to aggressively fight a fire at the Derby Elementary School if one ever broke out.…

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22 hours of honor as local veteran visits WW II Memorial

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All photos courtesy of Scott Wheeler, owner and publisher of Vermont’s Northland Journal. DERBY LINE — It was a long and honorable weekend trip to Washington D.C. for Derby Line resident Joe Queenin, as he took part in what is known as an Honor Flight. Queenin, a veteran of World War II, was accompanied by…

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Derby Line Man Cited in Manure Truck Crash in Derby

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DERBY — According to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, the driver of the manure truck that crashed in Derby on Thursday morning is facing charges for leaving the scene of the accident. In a release issued by police, Jason Jewer, 33, of Derby Line, was issued a citation to appear in court on charges of…

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Derby Line Woman Charged with Disorderly Conduct

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DERBY LINE — A woman from Derby Line was issued a citation for disorderly conduct after being stopped by U.S. Border Patrol on Wednesday. According to police, Tonya Beezup, 37, was traveling on I-91 North, near mile marker 175 in Derby. U.S. Border Patrol Agent Matthew Curran performed a traffic stop on Beezup, for what…

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Les Terrasses Dufferin: Fine Dining at a Reasonable Price, Just Across the Border

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STANSTEAD, QC — You can sometimes tolerate mediocre food if a restaurant has other things going for it. You can even tolerate a wonderful meal, if the dining room is less than spectacular. In both cases, you may find a restaurant you will visit from time to time, but it will never make your personal…

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Recital of Soloists from the Newport Area Community Orchestra to Play December 7 in Derby Line

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The Newport Area Community Orchestra is sponsoring a recital of soloists from the orchestra on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. The performers are from left to right: Ken Michelli, Vivian Spates, Linda Aiken, Howie Arzt, Chris Maginniss, Paula Hansen-Graveline, and Lynn Perry (not in photo).…

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Four Stars as QNEK Presented “A Christmas Carol Radio Play,” Sunday Afternoon in Derby Line

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DERBY LINE — QNEK Productions finished off their third performance of “A Christmas Carol Radio Play,” Sunday afternoon at the Parish Hall of the First Universalist Church in Derby Line. The shows, which started Friday night, were performed as a benefit for the First Universalist Church. Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” has captured the imagination, as…

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Nelson Farms – Highest Recipient of Dairy Subsidies in Orleans County

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DERBY — According to the Environmental Working Group Farm Subsidy Database, Nelson Farms, who was recently ordered to stop polluting two local waterways, is the highest recipient of Dairy Program subsidies in Orleans County. According to the database, they have also received the third highest amount of Dairy Program subsidies in the State of Vermont.…

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Nelson Farms Ordered to Stop Polluting the Clyde River

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DERBY LINE — The Vermont Attorney General’s office announced a win this week in a water quality case against two farms owned by the Nelson family. The preliminary injunction order was handed down by Orleans County Superior Court Judge Howard VanBenthuysen, against Nelson Farms on November 6. The injunction states that farm operators are not…

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All that is left of the home which was destroyed by fire Tuesday night in Derby Line.

Fire Blazes in Derby Line – Firefighter Injured, But Okay

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DERBY LINE — The fire which destroyed a vacant house on Highland Avenue in Derby Line Tuesday evening, left one firefighter injured. Derby Line firefighter Tanner Jacobs was taken from the home on a stretcher and rushed to North Country Hospital. “The building collapsed on one side, and trapped him inside. It pinned his legs…

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Dancing in the Aisles at Derby Line Village Hall

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DERBY LINE — Over 80 people filled the Derby Line Village Hall for a night of old-timey music and dancing. The 4th Friday Music Jam is an ongoing event which has been taking place in Derby Line for 11 years now. Jimmy Edwards kept the room thumping with his electric bass throughout the night. He…

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Demonstrators gather outside U.S. Port Of Entry in Derby Line to stand with Mi’kmaq Nation

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Derby Line—It’s not often that you pass through a port of entry into the United States, and you’re greeted with the sounds of Native American drumming, chanting, and the smell of burning sage. If you entered the U.S. at Derby Line on Route 5 Saturday afternoon between 12-4 p.m., that was exactly how you were…

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