Cavendish Update 3/17/17 Rabies/News/Events


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 3/17/17 Cavendish Update

1. Health Alert! Rabid Animal in Cavendish

2. Cavendish Related News

3. Five-Week Chair Yoga Class in Proctorsville- March 21

4. Events


1. HEALTH ALERT!! RABID ANIMAL IN CAVENDISH: On Friday, March 10, the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) contacted the Town Office to alert the town that a rabid raccoon has been confirmed in Cavendish, and another in Shrewsbury. Please:

• Do not try to capture or handle a wild animal, strays or even baby animals.

• Report unknown or strangely behaving animals to the game warden that serves: Cavendish Timothy Carey 802-773-9101 or 802-259-9533

• Please have your pets vaccinated against rabies. Even cats that do not go outside should be vaccinated.

• Do not feed wild animals; use "clean design" bird feeders.

• Keep garbage, trash and recyclables in containers with tight fitting lids.

• Raccoon-proof your compost.

• Feed pets inside the house.

• Keep pets indoors at night. If they are out during the day, keep them on a leash or in a closed space. Pets that roam free are more likely to get rabies.

• Wear protective gloves when handling a pet that has been involved with a wild or stray animal.

• Do not feed wildlife or make them into pets.

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Cavendish Man Charged with Aggravated Assault: On March 08, 2017 at 1:16 am Patrick Neher of Cavendish broke into the residence of Nathan Blodgett in Mt. Holly, attempted to cause caused serious bodily injury, and drove his truck into the residence’s attached porch. He is being held at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility and is being charged for burglary, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and unlawful mischief. VSP

What Trump’s Budget Proposal Means for Vermont: The federal budget proposal released this week by the Trump administration makes some major changes to the way the federal government spends its money. Many of those changes could have big implications for Vermonters. Some of the new budget's changes, like increased military spending and an expanded budget for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, could mean increased business for Vermont’s defense contractors and new jobs and services at Veterans Affairs clinics in Vermont. Other changes would eliminate or reduce federal funds sent to Vermont to support a wide array of services and programs, from live poetry contests (the "Poetry Out Loud" competition is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts) to economic development grants in the Northeast Kingdom to heating assistance for low-income Vermonters. VPR

Head of VT Senate Readies for Special Session Due to Trump Cuts: The head of the Vermont Senate said Thursday he is making preliminary plans for a special session in the fall because of expected cuts in federal funding. Sen. Tim Ashe, D/P-Chittenden, said he has asked senators to “pencil in” time in the last two weeks of October. That would be shortly after the federal budget goes into effect Oct. 1, the start of the federal fiscal year. The Legislature typically adjourns in May. Ashe said the state would be “royally screwed” if the budget proposal the Trump administration unveiled Thursday is put into effect. Substantial cuts are suggested for environmental programs, labor and legal aid, among others. Some programs would be completely defunded, including the Community Development Block Grant program and the Low Income Heating Emergency Assistance Program. VT Digger

 New Vehicle Inspection Begins March 20: On March 20, paper-and-pencil vehicle inspections will be a thing of the past. All inspection stations are required to be online with the new Automated Vehicle Inspection Program (AVIP), or stop doing inspections. Tom Potvin, who owns Potvin’s North Hill in Ludlow and has been using the equipment for a month, calculates the electricity usage as well, since the components must stay plugged in, in the shop. He is also concerned about the risk of theft and extra cost for insurance. Potvin said he’ll charge $60 if it passes, but “I don’t feel I should charge a failed inspection at $60 and make them lose their money if they can’t get it fixed in 30 days. Some shops charge a single fee up front, pass or fail,” he added. VT Journal


3. FIVE-WEEK CHAIR YOGA CLASS IN PROCTORSVILLE –March 21: The next 5 Week Chair Yoga Class session will begin at 11:00 am on Tuesdays, March 21 through April 18, at DG Bodyworks located at 7 Depot Street, Proctorsville, VT. The cost for the 5 week session is $40 or you can drop in for $10. FMI: Lori Wright 603-401-8123 to register.



MARCH 17 (Friday): Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

• St. Patrick’s Day Potluck and Darts Tournament, 6 pm Cavendish Baptist Church

MARCH 21 (Tuesday): Welcome Spring! Claudine Langille, of Gypsy Reel, in concert with Robin Timko, 7 pm Crows Bakery. Cover charge is $8 at the door for music and your choice of Chocolate Guinness cake or Apple tart, coffee or tea. Since seating is limited, please RSVP by calling Crows Bakery at 226-7007.  For more information please call Robin Timko at 226-7007.

MARCH 24 (Friday): Spaghetti Dinner/Quarter Auction Benefit for Pollards/Library. For other ways to help the Pollards, check the Helping Pollards post.

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