Off the beaten track: Getting to know Dixville

By Matthew McCully

Some municipalities in the Townships are perfectly content being off the beaten track. It’s one of Dixville’s best qualities, according to Mayor Françoise Bouchard. “We don’t have Route 147 going right through town,” Bouchard explained, which enables the town to maintain a pace that’s a little slower and quieter. Peaceful is a good way to describe the Dixville’s main street. That’s not to say within a few minutes drive you can’t be in a town centre with plenty of amenities. When you leave Dixville via rue Baldwin to get back to the 147, you can turn left and be seven kilometres from the border to Vermont or turn right and be eight kilometres from Coaticook. According to Bouchard, Dixville has everything it needs. And she would know. While she was born in Coaticook, Bouchard has spent the last 60 years living in Dixville. “I married a Dixvillois,” she said, and has been here ever since. She has also spent the last 35 years involved with the municipality in one way or another. See full story in the Friday, July 19 edition of The Record.


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