Ayer’s Cliff loses Collège Massawippi bid

By Michael Boriero - Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Ayer’s Cliff loses Collège Massawippi bid
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Ayer’s Cliff municipal council failed in its divisive, and expensive, bid to purchase Collège Massawippi, as the former private high school and its land became the property of the congregation Servites de Marie in France.
The town put together a substantial $1,750,000 offer to buy the land, but according to Mayor Vincent Gérin, the lost bid isn’t the end of the world. Gérin voted against making an offer in the first place. He told The Record that he knew their chances of winning were slim-to-none.
Collège Massawippi shut down last June due to ongoing enrolment issues and problems brought on by the pandemic. The school ran for more than 70 years. It was known as Collège Notre-Dame-des-Servites and Collège Servite before adopting the Massawippi name.
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