Cavendish Update 4/1/16 News/Events/Handout


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4/1/16 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Star Wars at the Cavendish Library

3. Welcome to Cavendish Handout

4. Events


• Fox Near Greven Rd: There has been a report of a fox around the Greven Rd area that is distressed. Please do not go near the animal, but instead contact the Cavendish Animal Control officers Jill Flinn 802-282-9426 or 226-7393 or Matt Flinn 802-591-3334. Be advised that the VT wildlife officials are concerned about the spread of distemper from foxes to pets. Please take advantage of the Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Sat. April 2 from 9-11 at the Proctorsville Fire Hall. Shots are $15 per cat or dog.

• River Dippers Expanding in Cavendish: River Dippers is the Black River Action Team’s (BRAT) volunteer water quality monitoring program. From May through September they collect monthly samples from the Black River at strategic points.  This year, BRAT received funding through the State of Vermont's Watershed Grant Program and is once again approved for participation in the LaRosa Partnership Program, which allows them to have various samples tested, and to expand the program.  This summer three new sites, two in Cavendish and one in Ludlow, will be added. BRAT  FMI: 802-738-0456 or

  Known all over the country, Cavendish Game Birds (now located in Springfield, with co-owner Bill Thompson still living in Cavendish) sustained a major fire, wiping out their initial venture breeding pigs. Recently new piglets can be found on the farm, which will eventually go to Black River Meats. Seven Days VT 

  Seth Smith, 22, of Perkinsville and Noah Jakway, 18, of Springfield both pleaded innocent to three felony counts of burglary and an additional felony count of unlawful mischief while Liam Vezina, 19, of Chester pleaded innocent to two felony counts of burglary and one felony count of unlawful mischief. Stephen Miller, 24, pleaded innocent to one felony count of burglary for serving as lookout in the Downer’s break in. The Downer’s Four Corners store was broken into shortly before midnight on July 15, 2015. Drugs and alcohol played a role in the burglaries. Rutland Herald  

 Farmers are cheering plans to delay the adoption of new water quality standards on Vermont agriculture operations. Critics, however, say the decision to postpone will only exacerbate the pollution issues that have led to toxic algae blooms in Lake Champlain and other water bodies.  The new rules are part of a water-quality bill that lawmakers passed in 2015. And they’re supposed to reduce the amount of phosphorus flowing off of farms and into lakes and rivers. But farmers say they haven’t had enough time to vet the complex regulatory proposals. They recently asked the Agency of Agriculture to delay adoption of what are known as Required Agricultural Practices. VPR 

Vermont CVS to Sell Naloxone Without a Prescription: The nasal mist temporarily blocks the effects of heroin, OxyContin and other powerful painkillers, and has been used by ambulance crews and emergency rooms for decades to save lives. The medication, also known as Narcan, is $60-90 for two doses. WPTZ 

2. STAR WARS AT THE CAVENDISH LIBRARY: The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library will present the Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Saturday, April 9 at 7:00 PM.  The event is free and open to the public. There will be a bake sale to benefit the library.  FMI: 226-7503.

3. WELCOME TO CAVENDISH HANDOUT: For new property owners, Cavendish Connects has developed a handy one-page resource guide to relevant websites and town related numbers. A PDF file of the handout is available at The Dish


April 1 (Friday)-April 2 (Saturday): Bye-Bye Birdie at GMUH, tickets are $5 for Students/seniors and $7 for Adults. Curtain is 7pm in the school auditorium

April 2 (Saturday): Rabies Vaccination Clinic, 9-11 Proctorsville Fire Hall. $15 per dog or cat


For information on upcoming events, go to the Cavendish Connects April Calendar.  For area events, check the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce calendar