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12/1/17 /Cavendish Update
1. Cavendish Related News
1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS
CTES and GMUHS Principals Retiring: George Thomson of Cavendish Town Elementary School and Tom Ferenc of Green Mountain Union High School have both recently announced their retirements at the end of this school year-June 2018.
Cavendish Christmas Spirits and CHS News: The Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) has posted their December News Briefs at their blog, which will keep you up to date on what’s happening with CHS. This December they are collecting Cavendish Christmas stories, which if they receive enough of them, they will hold a Christmas Spirit Walk close to Christmas.
Ludlow Municipal Manager Plans to Step Down: Longtime Municipal Manager, Frank Heald has announced his plans to step down from his position on May 1 after more than 15 years piloting the town and village of Ludlow. Heald’s plans were announced after the Select Board, Village Trustees, and Water Commission meeting in November. V Journal
Vote on Unified School District for Ludlow Closes BRHS in 2020: Ludlow and Mt. Holly residents went to the polls Tuesday Nov. 28 and approved a plan that will merge all their schools into one district but will close Black River High School by June 2020 and tuition those students to other schools. The voting was 344 for and 172 against the merger in Ludlow and 341 for and 62 against in Mt. Holly. Chester Telegraph
GMP Rates Expected to Rise 5 Percent: Green Mountain Power’s electric rates are slated to rise by 5 percent in 2018 if the Public Utility Commission approves a deal the state’s largest utility reached this month with the Vermont Department of Public Service. The deal incorporates approximately $18 million due to GMP customers as a result of terms the company agreed to when it purchased Central Vermont Public Service Corp. in 2012. VT Digger
Scott Administration Recommends 9% Property Tax Increase: The Scott administration is recommending a nine-cent increase in the statewide property tax. The administration is required to make a rate recommendation to lawmakers each year. It released its recommendation letter Thursday. The residential rate recommendation is an increase to $1.59. The nonresidential rate recommendation is an increase to $1.62.
DECEMBER 2 (SATURDAY): 16th Annual Community Holiday Fair 9am-3pm at the Proctorsville Fire Dept on Main St in Proctorsville. Crafts, food, raffles, handmade gifts, trees and wreaths all available! FMI (802) 226-8107 or SHANNONJDEVEREUX@GMAIL.COM
• Stuff-A-Bus: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Shaw’s Market parking lot in Ludlow. Food shelf volunteers will hand out holiday dinner menus and will ask shoppers to help with the foods most needed: canned fruit, cranberry sauce, pickles, olives, mac & cheese, hot chocolate, cookies, tea, cereal, candy, canned carrots, peas, green beans and corn, gravy, stuffing, soup and coffee.
• Archer Mayor at Cavendish Library 2-3 pm
DECEMBER 2-3 (SATURDAY-SUNDAY): Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale at the Proctorsville Fire Dept. Trees are VT grown and range in size from 5ft to 10ft and start at $30. Christmas Tree sale will also be taking place at the Cavendish Fire Dept.
DECEMBER 5 (TUESDAY): Gethsemane Church Community Lunch at noon will feature choice of chili or potato leek soup, corn bread, salad and fruitcake bread pudding. Everyone is welcome. The Church is located off of Depot Street in Proctorsville.