new families to Stanstead by offering low cost lots for construction of new homes. The conditions of sale will require that homes be built within a certain timeframe and will deter developers from acquiring numerous parcels with the intention of reselling at a profit.
This public meeting was posted on the municipal website at 3:57 pm of the day prior to the meeting and was not posted on the bulletin board outside Town Hall. When asked why it was not advertised, the Journal was advised that there is no legislation obliging a town administration to advise the public of such `public` meetings, only that councillors are to be notified by no later than 24 hours prior to a meeting. Despite the short notice and lack of public notice, word spread quickly and 13 citizens were present and two newspapers were represented at the meeting.
– 87, of Derby Line passed away on January 11th, 2012 in Newport. She was born on July 27th, 1924 in Bristol, England a daughter of Edward and Maude (Cowlin) Merrick. Rita was a Certified Nurses Aid at a nursing home in Hanover, NH. She also worked at the Snag Proof Co. in Beebe, Quebec for many years. She enjoyed attending the Cornerstone Church in Derby, going for rides with her friend Earl Laber, Sunday outings, making raspberry rhubarb pie, watching wildlife, playing bingo, traveling with her daughter Barb, reading and listening to bible verses. Rita is survived by her two daughters Barbara Letourneau and her husband Philip of Derby Line, Carole Duquette and her husband Raymond of Shrewsbury, VT, grandchildren Gerald Letourneau and his wife Kelley, Deborah Pare and her fiancé Martin, Jeanne Holmes and her husband David, Philip Letourneau, Jr. and his wife Sandy, Penny Williams and her husband Rod, Hiedi and Carson Williams, Toby Lizotte and his friend Darlene, great grandchildren Kelley Letourneau, Ashley Rice and her husband Steve, Erik Pare and his friend Ginny, Joshua, Cole, Logan Letourneau, Corey Holmes and his wife Wendy, great granddaughter Madison Letourneau and also by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother Maude Probert, brothers Edward Cowlin and Philip Probert and by a great granddaughter Angelica Letourneau. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday January 28th, 2012 at the Cornerstone Church, Quarry Road, Derby with the Rev. Glenn Saaman officiating. Friends may call on Saturday January 28th, 2012 at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the service. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-britch-converse-rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.