Rain no match for rib­bon

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE -

Mayor Phillipe Du­til was all smiles as the Vil­lage Re­lais in­for­ma­tion site was of­fi­cially opened yes­ter­day evening. The rain didn’t stop a cou­ple of dozen of Stanstead dig­ni­taries to at­tend the pro­ceed­ing that was fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion at Colby-Cur­tis.

Mem­bers of the Stanstead coun­cil, in­clud­ing the mayor, Philippe Du­til, and sig­na­ture mem­bers of the Vil­lage-re­lais agree­ment, at­tended the Vil­lage-re­lais in­for­ma­tion area’s rib­bon-cut­ting cer­e­mony yes­ter­day. For the oc­ca­sion, the Town wel­comed ev­ery sig­na­ture mem­ber of the agree­ment which was con­cluded to of­fer trav­el­ers ser­vices that com­ply with the Vil­lage-re­lais qual­ity char­ter.

The Vil­lage-re­lais sta­tus brings more ex­po­sure to the Town of Stanstead and its busi­nesses. It is also a com­mit­ment from the Town to achieve its eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment plan, to support its touris­tic in­dus­try and to up­grade its man-made her­itage as pro­posed in its five-year plan.

The pro­gram’s ob­jec­tives are to in­crease trav­el­ers’ se­cu­rity by of­fer­ing ac­ces­si­ble rest ar­eas, a di­ver­sity of ser­vices and a high-qual­ity hos­pi­tal­ity.

The Vil­lage-re­lais in­for­ma­tion area is lo­cated on the side of route 143 at the Town’s bor­der. It in­cludes a sign in­di­cat­ing the trav­el­ers’ ser­vices lo­ca­tions. A park­ing and rest area will be added in the im­me­di­ate vicin­ity, all of which will be ac­ces­si­ble to peo­ple with limited mo­bil­ity.

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