Cavendish Update 4/10/15 Water/Burglary/News/Events

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1. Municipal Water Update
2. Cavendish Burglary Reward Offered
3. Do You Have Comcast
4. Cavendish Related News
5. Depot Street Bridge Meeting
6. Memoirs of Philip Tiemann: Chapter 6/Yankee Thrift Today
7. Events
Pending the last water test, along with permission from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), the state agency overseeing municipal water, the Town Office hopes to lift the “boil water” notice before the weekend. As soon as this occurs, we will post it to Facebook, blog and e-mail Cavendish Update subscribers. Be aware that at no time did the water test positive for coliform. The town has an alert notification e-mail system for those on town water. If you are interested in receiving water notifications, including warnings, please send an e-mail to with “subscribe” in the subject heading.
On April 4, Vermont State Troopers investigated a burglary that occurred at the residence of Patrick Durkin (this property was the homestead of the first settlers John and Susannah Coffeen) on S. Reading Road, Cavendish, Vermont. Items stolen include a Honda dirt bike and a brass canon. The owner of the property has put up a $500 dollar reward for recovery of and conviction of the subject(s) responsible. The burglary occurred on the night of March 31st to the morning of April 1st.  Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Trooper Brian Berry of the Rockingham State Police Barracks. 802-875-2112 A picture of the cannon is on-line.
As part of Cavendish Connects continuing efforts for better Internet connectivity, we are trying to determine where Comcast is available in Cavendish/Proctorsville. If you either subscribe to Comcast or know it’s available at your present location, please e-mail your address to
• Annual Meeting Proctorsville Volunteer Fire Dept: All articles were passed setting Fire District 1’s budget for 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016 at $94,230. With the acceptance of article 5, PVFD will purchase a new truck not to exceed $160,000, which will be built by Marco and sold to the fire department by VRS Sales Ltd . This new truck will take the place of U1 and will be labeled as E3/brush.
 State House Has a Sweet Tooth: An article in the Burlington Free Press on the snacking habits of Vermont legislatures, features Cavendish’s State Rep Mark Huntley. 
 Runnings Now Open in Claremont: Located on Washington St., in the space vacated by Lowe’s, Runnings offers clothing, footwear, automotive, sporting goods, farm supplies, lawn and garden, toys, housewares, tools, pet and animal supplies and more.

 • Low Income Weatherization Funding to Decrease July 1: In July, funding for low-income weatherization will drop from about $10.5 million to $8 million, according to Geoff Wilcox, an administrator for the state program.  Weatherization funding from the federal stimulus and the merger between CVPS and Green Mountain Power has been expended. VT Digger 
• Trout Season Opens April 11: Despite the late return of spring, Vermont’s traditional trout fishing season is set to open on Saturday, April 11, marking the start of some of the best trout fishing of the year in the Green Mountain State. Over 18,000 trophy trout will be stocked throughout Vermont in 2015 and anglers will be able to fish over 34 miles of rivers and 28 lakes and ponds that are designated as trophy water. VT Digger 
• Notification of Sabra Hummus Recall: The Vermont Department of Health is notifying Vermonters about a voluntary recall of Sabra Dipping Co., LLC Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the FDA. For a full list of the products being recalled that were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts and supermarket visit:
Tiemann’s renovations to Windy Hill are taking longer than he or his family would like, and the short Vermont summer isn’t helping. Yet, they still find time to enjoy some of its beauties as well as check out area towns.
The height of the depression, Tiemann and everyone else in Cavendish lived by the motto of “ Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.” An important skill today, Chapter 6 is followed by resources for ”Thrifting In and Around Cavendish.” Chapter 6 is now available at the CHS blog.   To read the prelude and other chapters of Tiemann’s Memoirs go to Coming to Vermont (Cavendish): Memoirs of Philip Tiemann. 
On May 11 (Monday), at 6:30 pm, as part of the Cavendish Select Board’s (SB) monthly meeting, there will a special hearing regarding the Depot St Bridge in Proctorsville, which is due for replacement in the next few years. The meeting will take place at the Cavendish Town Office (37 High Street, Cavendish). Its purpose is to provide an overview of the bridge replacement project to the SB, residents and businesses, emergency services and other interested parties. There will be a review of the existing site conditions, proposed work, potential detour, and overall schedule followed by a question and answer period. Representatives from both VTrans and the Town of Cavendish will be available to answer questions and address concerns about the project. The preferred alternative includes a full bridge replacement with traffic maintained on an offsite detour during a road closure. The Dish 
On Saturday, trout season opens and “Wildlife Encounters” will take place at 2 pm at the Cavendish Elementary School. Monday is the Cavendish Select Board Meeting and Tuesday begins the Couch to 5 K program. The agenda for the SB meeting will be posted to The Dish as soon as it’s received.
For more information on these and other events, go to the Cavendish Connects calendarFor regional events see the Okemo Valley Calendar.
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