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Sherbrooke woman stopped at Vermont border with marijuana and methamphetamine

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NORTON — A 57-year-old woman from Sherbrooke was caught at the border in Norton, Vermont with marijuana and methamphetamine. Police say at around noon on Friday, they responded to the Norton point-of-entry for a report of drugs found in a vehicle of a Quebec resident attempting to enter the U.S. Border Patrol reported that during…

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Unknown substance found at Beebe post office not hazardous

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BEEBE — After conducting a preliminary investigation, police have confirmed that the substance discovered at the Beebe post office on Monday afternoon posed no danger to the public, however, at this time they still cannot say what exactly it was. The incident took place just before 1 p.m. when an employee at the post office,…

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49-year-old Magog man drowned while swimming at Lac Fraser in Orford

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MAGOG — A 49-year-old man from Magog apparently drowned at Lac Fraser in Orford today. On Tuesday, at around 11:45 a.m. in Orford, officers of the Memphremagog Police Authority were called to the scene at a beach on Lac Fraser, where a man was unconscious. According to a witness, the man was attempting to swim…

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Ye Olde Blacksmith Art Gallery in Stanstead set to begin summer season

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STANSTEAD — Friday marks the opening of the Vieux Forgeron (Ye Olde Blacksmith) Art Gallery in Stanstead with ‘Response to the Land’, an exhibition of floral art and painting by husband and wife duo Linda and Charles Peacock from Fitch Bay, Quebec, and ‘Response of Humans: Greece, Refugees, and Love’, a collaboration of voices from…

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Coaticook man sentenced to 3 years for kidnapping and assaulting ex-wife

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COATICOOK — A Coaticook man who has been held in jail since August of 2015 on numerous charges, will serve another two years behind bars after being sentenced this week. Patrick Élément, 36, of Coaticook, pleaded guilty to charges of assault, threats, kidnapping, and sexual assault of his ex-wife back on March 22, 2015. He…

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Police seize 400 marijuana plants in Coaticook, two arrested

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COATICOOK — The Sûreté du Québec say they conducted a drug raid today at a house located on rue St-Jacques Nord, in Coaticook.   Police say the investigation opened up after a public tip came in that there was a marijuana grow opperation at the location. Onsite, some 400 plants were seized, along with several…

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Granit Central kicks off summer season with grand opening event

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STANSTEAD — The Granit Central Co-Op kicked off a new season last weekend with a grand opening event that brought out new exhibitions, new products, and even live music by Mike Goudreau. Stanstead, which refers to itself as the “Granite Capital of Canada,” is the ideal location for a museum that celebrates all things granite.…

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Derby Line Port of Entry to get extreme makeover this summer

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DERBY LINE, VT — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), announced the award of a $23 million construction contract for upgrades to the Derby Line Vermont Port of Entry. The contract will allow for the completion of necessary upgrades to the port, replacing the outdated facility which currently exists. The project will be designed to…

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Two men arrested in Magog after police say they tried to lure teens on Facebook

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MAGOG — Police are warning parents and young people in the area to be on the lookout after two men have been arrested for child luring internet activities in Magog and Sherbrooke. Police say on Saturday, Carl Champigny, 25, of Sherbrooke, was arrested after a 35-year-old woman posing as a 14-year-old girl on Facebook alerted…

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“Rumors” keeps audiences laughing during QNEK’s opening weekend at the Haskell

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STANSTEAD — QNEK Productions, the award-winning international theatre company in residence at the historic Haskell Opera House, opened its 24th season over the weekend with the uproarious Neil Simon farce, “Rumors.” The show features a stellar cast from both sides of the border. Mike Desjardins, Alan Franklin, Kim Gannon, Phil Gosselin, Mary Hoadley, Sue Kuzma,…

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