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