Donald Deslandes Retires From Columbia Forest Products

Don Deslandes

NEWPORT — March 28 marked the retirement of Don Deslandes from Columbia Forest Products, after 28½ years of service.

Born in Newport, Deslandes is a graduate of North Country Union High School. He held his first job farming on Jordan’s farm for three years. He then put down new tracks for the CNR Railroad for three summers, after which he was a sprayer at Ethan Allen in Island Pond for five years. Don also worked on both the Brighton and Newport ambulances for nine years.

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