But­ter­field banks sta­bi­lized

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Staff Derby Line, VT

Itwill cost al­most one mil­lion dol­lars ( USD) for the Derby Line Ceme­tery As­so­ci­a­tion to re­build the banks of the ceme­tery which for the last decade was al­ways on the brink of fall­ing down on the Tomi­fo­bia River and cre­at­ing a mon­u­men­tal flood­ing in a huge sec­tor of the Rock-Is­land dis­trict of Stanstead.

The as­so­ci­a­tion is fund­ing the pro­ject on its own as query to state and fed­eral gov­ern­ment have led to noth­ing.

Older res­i­dent may re­mem­ber that in the 1970’s, the United States em­barked in a ‘se­cret’ pro­gram to pro­tect their coun­try from the in­va­sion of the Cubans of the North, the eu­phemism for Que­bec’s rad­i­cal. The re­sult was a bor­der wide, from the At­lantic to the Pa­cific, swath of land where all trees were cult six feet on each side. In­clud­ing here in Stanstead. Don­ald Trump was not the first with big dreams. The re­sult has been slide af­ter slide of soil over the year and fi­nally a cou­ple of years ago the dam­age

in­clud­ing truck pulls, the De­mo­li­tion Derby, pie con­tests and fan­tas­tic live en­ter­tain­ment, head­lined by Jo Dee Messina,” said Karl Stone mar­ket­ing man­ager of NH Grand, the of­fi­cial visi­tor in­for­ma­tion source for Coos County. The fair boasts free park­ing, on-site camp­ing, and one low price ad­mis­sion of $15 per per­son on Wed­nes­day, Thurs­day, Fri­day and Mon­day that in­cludes mid­way rides and mu­sic. On Satur­day and Sun­day, ad­mis­sion costs $16 per per­son, which in­cludes mid­way rides, and se­niors 70 and older are free ev­ery day of the fair. With an ac­com­pa­ny­ing adult, ad­mis­sion for chil­dren un­der 36” is also free.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Lan­caster Fair, please visit: lan­cast­er­fair.com.

photos Stanstead Jour­nal

Huge ma­chin­ery is try­ing to re­store

the cliff to a safer po­si­tion.

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