By Arianna Myers
Special to The Record
Increases in population, expanding businesses, and tourists seeking relief after months of lockdown have heightened the demand for public parking in many small towns across the Eastern Townships, particularly in the once quiet village of Ayer’s Cliff.
Growth in a small town such as Ayer’s Cliff brings many benefits, namely it strengthens the economy and has the potential to provide a better quality of life for local residents.
“While I do think that we need more parking places in the centre of town, I am quite thrilled to see more people because many small businesses have suffered from the pandemic in the last 16 months,” said retired business owner and local Ayer’s Cliff resident, Janice Voggenreiter.