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100 Years Ago, Feb. 24, 1916 BELLES OF ROUEN Mr. D. Neveu, Sr., was much pleased re­cently by the re­ceipt of a news­pa­per con­tain­ing a photo-en­grav­ing of a re­cep­tion given to a body of Cana­dian troops in Rouen, France, where he lived be­fore com­ing to this coun­try. The pic­ture shows the sol­diers as they marched off arm in arm with the belles of Rouen. It was the un­ques­tion­able beauty of the lat­ter which ap­pealed par­tic­u­larly to the chivalry of the old-time sol­dier of France.

70 Years Ago, Feb. 28, 1946 SE­VERE STORM The se­vere storm of last week blocked the roads and high­way in all sec­tions. On Fri­day forty men from here worked all day in aid­ing Michael Noel to get to Cairns Cor­ner with the snow­plow. When they reached their ob­jec­tive, they found the high­way to Ma­gog was not opened up ow­ing to the break­down of the big govern­ment plow, so the vol­un­teers kept up their work un­til Ma­gog was reached.

50 Years Ago, Feb. 24, 1966

10 Years Ago, Feb. 22, 2006

GUILTY, BUT NOT YET The 20 month wait to get to the bot­tom of the Septem­ber 2004 drug bust by the Amer­i­can au­thor­i­ties cen­ter­ing around the in­volve­ment of Rose Chetrit Palmer, a Cana­dian Bor­der Ser­vices Agency agent, al­most came to a con­clu­sion last Thurs­day, in Burling­ton Ver­mont, as the de­fen­dant en­tered a plea of guilty to charges re­lated to her in­volve­ment in the con­spir­acy to im­port mar­i­juana into the United States. As is the usual pro­ce­dure in th­ese cases, Judge J. Gar­van Murtha, pre­sid­ing over a video con­fer­ence link from Brat­tel­boro, asked Mrs. Palmer if she had taken med­i­ca­tions, al­co­hol or had a his­tory of men­tal ill­ness. To the lat­ter ques­tion, she ad­mit­ted that she had suf­fered 4 bouts of de­pres­sion over a pe­riod of 4 to 6 years. The third in­dict­ment, to which she pleaded guilty, re­lated to charges that be­tween 1999 to 2002, in Ver­mont and else­where, she know­ingly joined a con­spir­acy with oth­ers to im­port into the United States more than 100 pounds of pot. Some was trans­ported, 9 pounds ac­cord­ing to U.S. At­tor­ney Jim Gel­ber, in tires and as much as 90 pounds at a time was sent to the United States, as far away as North­ern New York. It seemed that Mrs. Palmer got in­volved into this en­deav­our by a fam­ily mem­ber, Michele Ricci, and an­other co-de­fen­dant Allen Royea.

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Photo by A.Pepin

PRESENTS BI­BLE – Rev. and Mrs. Carl Gustafson, who will leave next week to take up new du­ties in St. Johns, Que., were honored at a tea on Sun­day af­ter­noon when Rev. Fr. Ge­orges Guay, of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, pre­sented Mr. Gustafson with a Bi­ble. Mrs. Gustafson is re­ceiv­ing a flo­ral trib­ute from Mrs. Paul Gi­rad.

His­tory from the 166 years of the Stanstead Jour­nal

photo Ar­chives

Rose Palmer, in Oc­to­ber 2004, af­ter her re­lease from jail.

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