Stanstead Coun­cil News

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Stanstead

Stanstead’s coun­cil meet­ing was quiet on Mon­day night. The coun­cil voted to sup­port the Phelps Aide Phelps Helps project, mak­ing a five year com­mit­ment, be­gin­ning in 2017, to give them $5000 per year. “It’s a nice project and we were all in agree­ment that we should help them out. They have been a vic­tim of their own suc­cess,” said Mr. Du­til.

The town de­cided to buy four tick­ets to a spe­cial sup­per dur­ing the Fete des Ven­dan­ges and will send two coun­cil mem­bers and two em­ploy­ees to rep­re­sent the town. “We thought it was im­por­tant to show our sup­port, es­pe­cially since our lo­cal bak­ery, Les Vraies Richesses, will be mak­ing the dessert for the din­ner,” said the mayor.

Walk­ing tours of down­town Stanstead have be­gun and many vis­i­tors have al­ready taken ad­van­tage of the free ser­vice. A stu­dent hired by the town takes peo­ple to the Stone Cir­cle, Do­maine Lee Farm, the Haskell Free Li­brary, the Gran­ite Cen­trale and down­town Rock Is­land, pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion and his­tory about the sites. “When he’s not busy giv­ing tours he helps

out at the Gran­ite Mu­seum,” added Mr. Du­til.

To take the free tour peo­ple must go to Gran­ite Cen­tral and ask for the tour guide, Wed­nes­day to Sun­day, be­tween 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Phots Stanstead Jour­nal

Stanstead mayor Philippe Du­til and the town’s Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, Karine Duhamel, at Mon­day night’s meet­ing.

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