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5/5/17 Cavendish Update
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Shop Local for Mother’s Day
1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS
Select Board Meeting Rescheduled to Monday, May 15: Due to a glitch in the town’s website, and the inability to warn the meeting, the monthly SB meeting has been rescheduled for May 15. The agenda is available on-line.
Fatal Tick Virus Concerns VT Health Dept: A banner year for ticks in Vermont, due to heavy rain, there's growing concern among health officials about a new, potentially fatal virus. The state estimates about 60 percent of ticks carry diseases, most commonly Lyme disease, which is easily treatable if caught early. A new disease, Powasson, is on the rise and has no effective treatment and can be fatal. Last year, out of 244 ticks tested in VT, three tested positive for Powasson. "It is a rare but serious disease and death is definitely a potential outcome.” Cavendish residents are finding ticks on themselves and pets, which is not surprising as May and June are peak tick season. Take a few minutes and learn how to reduce your risks, the correct way to remove a tick and what to do if you’ve been bitten at Take Ticks Seriously.
VTrans Construction: Want to know what routes to avoid during “construction” season? Check VTrans Construction Projects map.
VT Fish & Wildlife Dept. Enlists Public to Prevent Spread of Invasive Species: The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is encouraging the public to learn more about invasive species and help combat their spread. Landowners can play an important role in controlling non-native, invasive plants such as knotweed and buckthorn, while boaters and anglers can help prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species such as spiny water fleas and Asian clams. This spring and summer will provide opportunities for both groups to assist the state in combatting these species. Press Release
VT Health Leaders Call New Health Legislation Worse than the First: Leaders across Vermont’s health care industry say the newest bill going through Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is worse than the one that failed in March. This bill, like the last one, would also cut funding to Medicaid starting in 2020, give people help paying for insurance based on their age but not their income, and defund Planned Parenthood for at least one year. Vermont has been requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions since 20 years before the Affordable Care Act, and health care leaders said in interviews that they doubt state officials would request any other waivers to roll back coverage. But the state also relied on the ACA, to expand Medicaid coverage to give insurance to tens of thousands of Vermonters and cut the state’s uninsured rate in half. Vermont now has one of the lowest uninsured rates in the country. According to the Agency of Human Services VT could lose $200 million per year in federal funding, which could force the state to cut enrollment, benefits or funding to public health programs. VT Digger
2. SHOP LOCAL FOR MOTHER’S DAY: Looking for the perfect gift for that Cavendish Mom, shop local:
• Fletcher Farm Craft School: Cavendish residents get half off a class. You do need to stop by the town office for proof of town residency.
• Fitness class, massage or personal training session at DG Bodyworks in Proctorsville
• Spa day at The Castle’s Aveda Spa
• Hair cut at the Village Clipper
• Breakfast or lunch at Crow’s Bakery
• Dinner at Murdock’s on the Green. They will be having brunch on Mother’s Day
For additional ideas, check out the Cavendish Business Directory.
MAY 13 (SATURDAY): GREEN UP DAY; Spring Bird Walk; Local Household Hazardous Waste Collections
MAY 14 (SUNDAY): HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
MAY 15 (MONDAY): Select Board Meeting, 6:30 pm at the Cavendish Town Office. Agenda is on-line.
MAY 19 (FRIDAY): Black River Good Neighbor Rummage Sale begins at Fletcher Farm.