By Michael Boriero
A contentious fire hall project that divided residents and municipal council members in Stanstead Township last year has returned to the table, and this time around the town believes it has a winner.
The project has been debated for over three years. And it was rejected last fall in a referendum, after a group of residents banded together to oppose the proposed fire hall. They claimed it would be too expensive, as the town wanted to include a multifunctional room.
The newest iteration is basically the same project, according to Mayor Francine Caron Markwell, minus the additional room, which was meant to act as both a training area and a space residents could rent out whenever it was made available.