A great pity that Vankleek Hill’s beautiful 130 year-old Convent is to be demolished. More so that whatever replaces it is certain to be less less lovely, less interesting and less valuable than the old building itself. It’s an enormous loss for the community.
And surprising, too, that it should happen in Vankleek Hill, the home of Beau’s, the horse parade, the Main Street museum, the elegant Main Street itself, the Higginson Tower, all that gingerbread, in short, a town whose sense of history and citizen involvement are an inspiration to the rest of us. It’s a reminder that even in the best of circumstances, things can go terribly wrong.
Dane Lanken,
North Glengarry