New border station a “grand welcome to Vermont”

By Gordon Lambie
New border station a “grand  welcome to Vermont”
Government representatives, border guards, regional administrators, and a range of community representatives stood together on Wednesday morning to cut the ribbon on the new Derby Line port of entry (Photo : Gordon Lambie)

Although the facility has been up and running since last November, the new Port of Entry building in Derby Line Vermont was officially inaugurated on Wednesday morning. The modernized border station replaces the former station, which was constructed in 1965. “We’re very excited,” said Gregory Starr, Area Port Director for Vermont With Customs and Border Protection (CBP). “It’s built to last for many years and we can improve on our security features and our technology as things improve down the road.” Starr said that the needs of CBP and its partner agencies outgrew the previous facility years ago and added that he expects the new, larger building to significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the station. See full story in the Thursday, May 9 edition of The Record.

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