Cavendish Update 12/29/17: News/Events

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12/29/17 Cavendish Update

1.Cavendish Related News

2. Events


GMP to Raise Rates by 5%: The Public Utility Commission has approved a 5 percent rate increase for Green Mountain Power. GMP initially filed for a 4.98 percent effective rate increase for 2018, and said the rate increase was needed to pay for increased transmission costs, for increases in electricity costs from the regional grid, and for increased costs associated with Vermonters’ growing reliance on small renewable-energy generators. Filings by GMP’s corporate owners say the Vermont utility saw a $6.8 million drop in revenue compared to last year.

Ludlow residents petition for school merger re-vote, hope to keep BRHS alive: On Wednesday, Dec. 27, Ludlow’s Assistant Town Clerk and Treasurer Pamela Todt confirmed that the petition had 127 valid signatures and is therefore sufficient to cause a re-vote of the merger with Mount Holly. The Chester Telegraph

Hobby Lobby Signs Lease for Former Claremont Kmart: Hobby Lobby, the Oklahoma City-based big-box craft supply store, has taken out a lease on the former Kmart building on Washington Street. The corporation and its owners are openly Evangelical Christian, and stores are accordingly not open on Sundays. The chain also saw substantial national news coverage in 2012 after its owner opposed provisions in the Affordable Care Act requiring companies to provide coverage for morning-after pills in employee health plans. Eagle Times

Boston Developer Buys 3 Upper Valley Shopping Plaza: The Davis Companies purchased three plazas in the area: the Miracle Mile Plaza, the North Country Plaza and the Kmart Plaza. Each contains a mix of storefronts, anchor tenants and restaurants. The Boston-based real estate company says the $27 million price tag is a good investment, even with the ever-increasing influence of online retail giants. WCAX


DECEMBER 31 (SUNDAY): New Year’s Eve

 JANUARY 1 (MONDAY): HAPPY NEW YEAR. Legal holiday, town office and schools closed.

 JANUARY 2 (TUESDAY): Community luncheon at Gethsemane Church, noon, all are welcome. The luncheon is held in the Parish Hall, which is directly behind the church off Depot Street.

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