Immigration Newsletter

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fence in the South - Gates in the North

Towns at Vermont-Quebec Border Installing Security Gates


Published: October 3, 2009


For decades, Derby Line, Vt., and Stanstead, Quebec, have functioned as one community.
They share a sewer system, emergency services, snowplowing duties and the border-straddling Haskell Free Library and Opera House, where a skinny black line across the hardwood floor of the reading room marks the international border.

But work began on Thursday to erect a pair of five-foot-tall steel gates across two previously unguarded residential streets — a project that will divide the towns physically but has united them in displeasure.

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