in Derby shelved
DERBY LINE — Officials in a Vermont border community say the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has dropped plans for a major expansion of the port of entry from Canada at the northern end of Interstate 91 in Derby Line.
Keith Beadle, a village trustee in Derby Line, said that rather than conduct a full-scale expansion that would re-route traffic, Customs and Border Protection plans to expand a building within the existing footprint.
The larger plan went through the environmental impact study phase and then was shelved after the Great Recession reduced truck backups.
The existing Derby Line border facility was built when the interstate was opened in the 1960s. It does not have enough lanes to handle all the truck and passenger-vehicle traffic that uses the port during the summer.MORE IN Vermont NewsMONTPELIER — An executive with the owner of the mothballed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant sought to... Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City mayoral candidates debate campaign issues; Hartford, Conn., woman still missing; Neal Goswami reports attempts to legislate suicide; local woman loses 100 pounds through TOPS program.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1878, JOHN TUNSTALL murdered near Lincoln, New Mexico, by the outlaw JESSE EVANS; in 1930, ELM FARM OLLIE first cow to fly in aircraft, first to be milked airborne; 1955, nuke test WASP; '79, snow in Sahara.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Herald News Editor Alan J. Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss stories planned for the February 18, 2015, edition of the newspaper: Winter budgets maxed, legal marijuana, Springfield bank job, USPS slowdown