Cavendish Update 12/18/15 SB Mtg/Robberies/News/Events

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 12/18/15 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Select Board Meeting

2. Cavendish Related News

3. Events

Select board (SB) meetings are recorded by LPC-TV and are available at their website and on Comcast Television.  Written minutes are available at the town’s website.  The following was discussed at Monday night’s meeting:
• Approved Liquor License for Table 19 at their new location at the intersection of 103 and 131 (old Brew Pub).
• Telecommunications Committee is working with the state on a project to provide broadband service to underserved parts of town.
• Discussion of the FY 2016-2017 budget process
• External Appropriations Requests from seven organizations previously funded (Black River Good Neighbors (BRGN); LPC-TV; SEVCA; Visiting Nurse Association/Hospice; Black River Senior Center; American Red Cross; and VT Rural Fire. New this year was a request from Reading Food Shelf
• The Textile Barn at the Transfer Station is being closed as SEVCA is phasing out this recycling program. E-Waste will continue to be collected and recycled though the town will not received any money.
• Continued to review and revise thenew Cavendish Cemetery Regulations.
A full report on the meeting is available at The Dish
Arrest Made in Cavendish General Store Armed Robbery: A Springfield man has been arrested in connection to an armed robbery that occurred at the Cavendish General Store on Dec. 14. Joshua Corliss, 33, turned himself in to police last night and was charged with assault and robbery and aggravated assault. Corliss is scheduled to appear in Windsor County Superior Court Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 12:30 p.m., and is currently being held at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield on $50,000 bail. Corliss had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court in October. Press Release VT State Police
Cavendish Robber Held Up Irving Gas: Police said the same robber who was hit with a machete at the Cavendish General Store on Monday held up the Irving gas station in North Springfield hours later. Joshua Corliss, 33, a long-time Chester resident who listed a North Springfield address when he was brought into White River Junction criminal court Wednesday, pleaded guilty to a felony count of assault and robbery with a weapon. He was taken back to the Springfield jail for lack of $50,000 bail. “The state anticipates that another, very similar, charge will be brought in relation to the Springfield case still under investigation within the next couple of days.”  Rutland Herald
Robberies in Cavendish: State Police in Rockingham have completed the investigation of numerous thefts and burglaries in the towns of Rockingham, Andover, Ludlow, Cavendish, Weathersfield, Springfield and West Windsor.  Investigation determined David Farnsworth and his son, Michael Farnsworth drove to numerous locations throughout several towns during the day throughout the months of October and November to steal property. The property was then sold to support their heroin addictions.  Zachary McNeill also accompanied them on several occasions. Joshua Congdon committed one burglary with Michael Farnsworth.  With cooperation, many stolen items were located to return to the owners including Pieter van Schaik in Cavendish.  VT State Press Release
Changes at the Cavendish Transfer Station: Two changes at the transfer station that you should be aware of: The Fiber Barn is no longer taking textiles/clothes, since SEVCA has phased out this program. However, the Waste Management District that Cavendish is part of is working to find a new hauler. In the interim, you can a) Take textiles/clothes in good shape and donate to Black River Good Neighbor or other places seeking clothing donations or b) Dispose of in the regular waste compactor, which you will be charged for. With a change in the law-effective Jan. 1-the Cavendish's transfer station will now recycle all types of batteries, including the single or primary use variety. These can now be recycled in the E-waste shed. Talk to the transfer station attendant if you have questions.
Would you prefer an Electronic Version of the Cavendish Town Report? : Voters who wish to receive their Town Report electronically and not by mail, should send an e-mail to mail@cavendishvt.comwith “Town Report- Electronic Version” in the subject heading. Please include your current mailing address in the body of the e-mail. The town saves money on postage and printing costs when sending the report electronically. Note that the Report will also be posted to the town’s website in PDF format. 
How Did Cavendish Settlers Celebrate Christmas? New Englanders did not celebrate Christmas for a variety of reasons. Learn more at the Cavendish Historical Society blog about Christmas traditions. 
Exploring VT’s Waterfalls, Gorges: In “Rodrick’s Guide to Vermont Waterfalls, Cascades and Gorges,” the Cavendish Gorge is listed as the second most beautiful canyon in the state. The Eagle
GMP Won’t Support Solar Project in Ludlow: Green Mountain Power says it is not supporting plans by a New York company to build a giant solar farm in the town of Ludlow. At 20 megawatts, the Coolidge Project would be by far the largest solar farm in Vermont and would sit on about 90 acres. Town officials have so far been generally supportive of the project, which was submitted to the Public Service Board this week. The governor and other administration officials have cautioned that the project and similar ones proposed earlier this year are out of scale with Vermont's energy needs. And officials at Green Mountain Power, which would be the obvious utility to buy the power, also are skeptical. WCAX
West Windsor Acquires Land at Mt. Ascutney: The Trust for Public Land (TPL) on Wednesday announced West Windsor's acquisition of 468 acres of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort for land protection and recreational uses. The move will add the property to the existing 1,112-acre West Windsor Town Forest. Eagle Times
Dec. 19 (Saturday): PVFD has a few more trees left and will start selling at 9.
Dec. 20 (Sunday): Cavendish Community choir practice-all invited, 12:30 at Gethsemane Church in Proctorsville. Brent Buswell Concert at the Cavendish Baptist Church, 7 pm. Free, donations welcome. 
Dec. 22 (Tuesday): Winter Solstice (or the first day of summer as the days will now become longer).
Dec 23 (Wednesday): Happy Festivus (A festivus for the rest of us).
Dec. 24 (Thursday): Christmas Eve services will be taking place at various churches in Cavendish
Dec. 25 (Friday): Merry Christmas

For more information on this and other events, go to the Cavendish Connects December Calendar.  For regional events, check out the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce Calendar.