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Border Story Story

DERBY LINE, Vt. — For generations, the sleepy towns of Stanstead, Quebec, and Derby Line, Vermont, have slumbered together in the proverbial twin beds of neighboring border communities. Most of the time, the two towns have dreamed their separate dreams … Continue reading

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The Haskell and The Beatles: In Search of a Meeting That Never Happened

In preparation for my play, All Together Now, based on the local legend that the former Beatles almost met at the Haskell Free Library, I’m sharing an article I researched and published in the Stanstead Historical Society Journal in 2017. … Continue reading

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The shhhhwimmer

This past spring, I finally read “The Swimmer,” John Cheever’s classic short story about post-war alienation, male angst and chlorine. In the story, the slightly tipsy Neddy decides to swim home from a party, house to house, pool to pool. … Continue reading

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Freshly squeezed at the border

Some things just aren’t worth the price, like arcade claw machines or protest votes for the NDP. Fibbing to Customs officers just to save a buck or a few moments of inconvenience is likewise too risky. Unless, of course, you’re … Continue reading

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Bordergate! The hole truth!*

STANSTEAD, Que. – This cross-border community remains reeling as the result of revelations that unravelled last week regarding the seemingly sudden sinkhole situated on a strategic street by the bustling bicultural border, with increasing innuendo that the incident was in … Continue reading

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