An Adirondack town hopes to be saying “bonjour” to more French-speaking visitors.
The Tupper Lake Town Council passed a resolution Thursday to replace its damaged and obsolete community signs with bilingual signs in English and French. The move is part of the area’s “Bonjour, Adirondacks” plan to attract French speakers from nearby Quebec.
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that the resolution also asks the town to add French translations to its news, brochures and advertising where practical. And it encourages local business owners to adopt the same practices.
The resolution also calls for the town to join with other municipal governments in advocating francophone-friendly practices in a coalition called the “Bonjour Adirondack Coalition.”