CU: 12/11/15 News/Poem/Events

                                                      Roof tops of Cavendish village.

                                                      Roof tops of Cavendish village.

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the town
Not a creature was stirring, not even a hound;
The snow sparkled in the cold frosty air,
While chimney smoke floated from here to there;
The villagers were nestled all snug in their beds;
While visions of high speed Internet danced in their heads.

 
Thanks to donations from Gray Muehlemann and George Thomson here are the next few verses.
But service was awful, it really did stink.
We’re in the Dark Ages, that’s what you would think!
 They’re blacked out on Tarbell, Knapp Pond, and East Road.
They’re lucky to log on and never download.
 They can’t get their Netflix or check on their pension,
Or download some stuff we had better not mention!
 If we can’t improve it would be such a pity.
Can’t we have speeds like some Korean city?
 

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12/11/15 Cavendish Update
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Events
 
1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS
Coolidge Solar Project:
 Ranger Solar is proposing a 20 megawatt, 155 acre project on the former Barker Farm, which is in Ludlow, but abuts Cavendish land. This project would exceed by an order of magnitude the size of almost any other solar array in the state. According to Ranger, the Ludlow solar array will save ratepayers $4.5 million and will create 400 jobs. A video of the informational meeting held in November on the proposed Solar Project Proposal is now at LPCTV. According to a study released last week by the developer, the electricity is needed. However, those in attendance do not share this belief and in fact, Green Mountain Power, says the power isn’t wanted or needed. However, if the project is approved, GMP must purchase power from Ranger Solar. GMP filed a request with the Public Service Board a month asking the board to deny Ranger’s application. Ludlow select board Chair Howard Barton said that while the select board hasn’t reached an official stance on the project, there doesn’t appear to be much resistance among community members. At a recent informational meeting, only a handful of residents raised resistance to the proposal, he said. Gov. Peter Shumlin has in recent weeks disparaged large solar projects by out-of-state developers, both in general terms and in reference to Ranger Solar’s project specifically. VT Digger 
 
Do you like to sing? Cavendish Community Christmas Choir: Gethsemane Episcopal Church loves music and singing. Not having enough folks to form a choir on their own, they are extending an invitation to join them in forming a community Christmas choir that will sing a few special carols as a part of their Christmas Eve service-Dec. 24 (Thursday), 4 pm at the Church. A rehearsal is scheduled for the Sunday before Christmas (December 20) at 12:30pm for those who are interested in joining this community Christmas choir.  This will be the only rehearsal and will last about 90 minutes.  The music will be familiar and fairly simple to learn.  FMI: Todd Mckee, 603-667-5458 or e-mail gethsemanechurchvt@gmail.com 
 
New Resources Added to Paying for College, It’s Never Too Soon or Too Late: To help Cavendish kids pursue college or post secondary education, we continue to update The Dish’s special post on resources for Cavendish College Bound Students. It provides options beyond the typical 529 college-savings, prepaid plans, Coverdell Education Saving or Roth individual retirement accounts. Thanks to the digital age, there are some new, creative and painless ways to prepare for the expense of college whereby family, friends and even the students themselves can raise considerable money, even if they’ve already started college. The Dish 
 
Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent and Associate Superintendent Announce Retirements: After several decades each in education, Two Rivers Supervisory Union (TRSU) Superintendent Bruce Williams and Associate Superintendent Linda Waite have announced they will retire from their respective positions, effective June 30, 2016. Press Release
 
2. EVENTS
Dec. 12-13 (Saturday-Sunday): Christmas Tree Sales continues at both Fire Departments. Santa is scheduled to arrive at the Proctorsville Fire Dept by 10 am on Saturday, with free donuts and coffee. Cavendish Fire Department is now offering free tree delivery-you pick it and they deliver it to you door.
 
Dec. 14 (Monday): Select Board Meeting, 6:30 Pm at the Cavendish Town Office. Agenda will be posted to The Dish when available.