Cavendish Update 8/26/16 Rd Closure Update/News/Irene

Heald Rd Bridge after Irene. 

Heald Rd Bridge after Irene. 


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Thank you to Shaun Farrar for making this week’s edition of the Cavendish Update.

 8/26/16 Cavendish Update

1. Gulf RD Construction Change of Dates

2. Irene 5 Years Later

3. Cavendish Related News

4. Job Opening: Executive Chef

5. Events


1. GULF ROAD CONSTRUCTION CHANGE OF DATES: There is an update to the 28-day closure period for the Cavendish RREW12K project. The closure period will begin September 6, 2016 and end October 3, 2016. No work will begin prior to September 6th, and all project work will be complete by October 28, 2016. The project is located on Cavendish Gulf Road near Green Mountain Railroad Corporation milepost 21.059. The project work extends 100 feet along the railway embankment and Cavendish Gulf Road in Cavendish, VT. This project will construct a slope stabilization system utilizing soil nails and shotcrete. The shotcrete will be stained a natural brown 'kahlua' color. FMI: 802-324-5522.


2. IRENE 5 YEARS LATER: It’s hard to believe that five years ago on August 28, 2011, Tropical Storm Irene flooded Cavendish crippling its infrastructure (no water, power or sewage with every road way impacted) displacing residents and delaying the start of school, since Cavendish Elementary was being used as a shelter. Through the incredible efforts of many volunteers, the town office and the National Guard, within 10 days the shelter was closed and people were housed, even if it was temporarily. By Nov. 4 (a little over two months) the gapping hole on Route 131, affectionately known as the Cavendish Canyon, was fixed and open to traffic and by the end of January-five months later- all of the displaced homeowners were back in their residences.

Through the efforts of town manager Rich Svec and his staff, FEMA and state funds were used to restore the roadways and town infrastructure without incurring debt. In fact, the last two FEMA projects pertaining to Irene are the Gulf Road, see item 1 above, and the bridge to Meadow Brook Camp, which will be completed this fall.

For more information about Irene, check out the following:

• Cavendish’s response and recovery to Irene: Visit the Cavendish Historical Society Museum (open Sundays 2-4 pm or by appointment)

• Cavendish Update blog posts starting on Aug. 26, when the town was encouraged to prepare for the pending hurricane. 

• Cavendish Flood website created by the 2012-2013 CTES fourth graders 



Paying for College: With the start of school just days away, it’s a good time to think about paying for post-secondary education. Check out Cavendish Connects’ special post Paying for College: Never too Soon or Too Late

LPCTV Website Upgrade and Cavendish SB Meeting: LPCTV has recently upgraded their website. Check out the Aug. 15 Select Board Meeting as well as the last Proctorsville Green concert featuring Yankee Chank. 


4. JOB OPENING: EXECUTIVE CHEF: Interviewing for an experienced Executive Chef for an unconventional new fifty-seat establishment in Proctorsville, Vermont.  Interested party must be willing to prepare menu with locally available foods and experiment with other exciting menu items. Duties also include kitchen management and staff hiring/training.  Please submit resume to P O Box 38, Cavendish, VT 05142 or email to



AUGUST 27 (Sat)-28 (Sun): Okemo Valley Antique & Classic Car/Motorcycle Show at Fletcher Farm

AUGUST 27 (Sat): Yogi’s Run in memory of Proctorsville Resident Yogi McNamara. 

AUGUST 31 (Wednesday): 1st Day of School-Please drive carefully.

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