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FEDS NIX PRIVATE BORDER PATROL MONEY

September 4, 2013

Traffic backed up for miles at the Derby Line Port of Entry over Labor Day weekend. Photo: Christopher Roy

JAY – Jay Peak Resort was not accepted into the pilot program that would have allowed the resort to pay for extra officers at the Canadian/U.S. Port of Entry inspection station.
Visitors coming from Canada sometimes wait about a half hour or more at the North Troy Port of Entry on their way to the resort. Just over half of skiers at Jay Peak are from Canada, resort co-owner Bill Stenger reports. Stenger attempted to enter the pilot program, even though it would have cost him thousands to pay for more customs officers.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Sept. 5, 2013.

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