Cavendish Update 4/29/16 News/Fire/Jobs

4/29/16 Cavendish Update

1. Help Prevent Fires

2. Cavendish Related News

3. Job Opening

4. Red Sox Tickets

5. Events


1. HELP PREVENT FIRES: In the last several weeks, the town’s firefighters have been going almost none stop. Proctorsville Fire Department alone responded to 16 calls in 7 days. The gorgeous blue skies, low humidity and winds have set up the perfect conditions for brush fires. A child playing with a found lighter, a cigarette butt tossed out a window, or burning trash in a metal container can set off incredible devastation in these situations. 

While the majority of calls for our fire fighters have been mutual aid to other towns, it’s important that everyone understands and observes some basic rules:

• Do not open burn: This includes burning in burn barrels and fire pits. Open burning is anything that is not in a wood stove and by law any outside fire is required to have a permit.

• Do not toss cigarette butts on the ground or out the car window. Dispose of properly

• Do not leave matches, lighters or other materials around for children to find and use

• Follow the VT’s Division of Fire Safety’s guidelines for Barbecue Grills



Barbara Kingsbury Has Died: We have recently learned that the author of “Chubb Hill Farm and Cavendish Vermont,” Barbara Kingsbury died on April 7 in South Dakota. Her obituary is available at The Brookings Register. 

 Congratulations Elliot and Thank You Zach: Cavendish Elementary School alumni Elliot Thompson (his Mom Ann is the 5th grade teacher) recently won VTel’s video contest with his short film “Life Gives You Lemons.” Thompson is currently a senior at Springfield High School and a student in the audio video production class at River Valley Technical Center and will be attending film school at Chapman University Dodge Film School. He won $1,000 for his film and credits his teacher, Proctorsville resident Zach McNaughton and the classes he has taken over the last three years for his skills. The Message 

 Expungement Law Available to Young Adult Offenders: The Springfield Restorative Justice Center (SRJC) is now offering assistance to community members from Southern Windsor County who want to take advantage of a criminal record expungement law that went into place last year. SRJC is now working with Vermont residents who committed a crime before the age of 25 and seek for that crime to be removed from their criminal record. FMI or 802-885-8707 Eagle Times 

 Congressional Delegation is seeking information on VTeL: Vermont’s congressional delegation (Sanders, Leahy, and Welch) is seeking information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service on the $116 million broadband project that VTel Wireless started in 2010. VT Digger 

 Unclaimed Property Owner: Every so often it’s worth checking the VT Treasury Dept’s “unclaimed property owners’ list.”  Lots of names for Cavendish and Proctorsville this time. 

Thinking About Changing Cell Carriers? If you are, check out the article, Before You Switch Wireless Carriers Read This

Frozen Vegetable Recall Affects 35 States Including VT and NH: The items —including frozen peas, corn and mixed vegetables — “have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious health issues particularly for pregnant women, newborns, older adults and those with a weakened immune system. The veggies were sold between Sept. 13, 2015 and March 16 2016 and include stores such as Costco and brands such as Schwan’s Wellsley Farms Organic, Organic by Nature. So far there have been no illnesses associated with this recall. To learn more, go to the FDA website

3. JOB OPENING: Are you enthusiastic about recycling? Are you interested in part time work? The Cavendish Town Transfer Station is currently looking to hire an attendant. Please apply in person at the Cavendish Town Office, 37 High St. Cavendish or e-mail The Town of Cavendish is an equal opportunity employer.

4. RED SOX TICKETS: Again this summer Gethsemane Church is raffling off two pairs of Red Sox tickets :  Tampa Bay on July 8, first base grandstand or  NY Yankees, August 10, right field box.  Raffle tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets.  Don't. Miss this opportunity to visit historic Fenway Park and see David Ortiz play his last season.  For tickets, call Barbara Dickey, 226-7187, or email


APRIL 29 (Friday): Murder Mystery Dinner at the Golden Stage Inn, 7 pm. Tickets are $25 and include dinner. Benefits Cavendish Library

APRIL 30 (Saturday): Got Drugs? Turn in unused or expired medications for safe disposal, 10-2. Local sites include Ludlow, Springfield, Chester and Windsor Police stations as well as the Weathersfield Transfer Station. Needles will not be accepted.

MAY 4 (Wednesday): Planning Commission meeting

MAY 7 (Saturday): Green Up Day-Meet on the Proctorsville Green at 9am for bags, gloves and routes-BBQ at noon; LPC-TV Kentucky Derby Gala

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