Cavendish Update 5/19/17: News/Bid Request/Events


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 5/19/17 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Request for Bids

3. Events



Cavendish Fletcher Community Library Receives CLIF Rural Libraries Grant: The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library is delighted to announce that they are the recipients of a Children’s Literacy Foundation Rural Libraries Grant for the upcoming school year.  The library will receive $2500 in new children’s books for the library, two storytelling presentations during the upcoming school year at the school, two storytelling presentations during the upcoming year at two local preschools and two new books for each Cavendish Town Elementary School Student and preschool student.  The library will also receive $250 for an exciting and top-secret program to kick off the school year. FMI: Kata at 226-7503.

 Bridge 99 (VT 100 Bridge over Branch Brook) closure: The 10-day bridge closure of Ludlow VT 100 Bridge 99 (over Branch Brook) began on Monday, May 15 and will be closed for 10 days. Please follow the designated regional detour route utilizing VT 100, US 4, US 7, and VT 103. Local unsigned detour route for small-medium sized vehicles: Commonwealth Ave., Buttermilk Falls Rd., Rod and Gun Club Rd. VTrans

 VT 2-1-1 Referrals Now Available By Text Message: Vermont 2-1-1, a program of the United Ways of Vermont, which helps connect Vermonter’s to health and human services, has added texting capability as another way to access statewide health and human service resources and assistance. Vermonters may text their zip code to 898211 if they need assistance. The service pulls from Vermont 2-1-1’s live database ( and lists resources that are currently available. Press Release

BC/BS Seeking 13% Rate Increase: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is seeking a nearly 13 percent increase in rates for people who get their coverage through Vermont Health Connect, the state's health care exchange. At first glance, a double-digit increase in these Blue Cross premiums might lead one to think that medical costs are still spiraling out of control. But a closer look at the rate request reveals a number of factors are affecting the increase-medical costs, utilization trends and drug expenses are all growing by roughly the rate of inflation. Half of the rate hike is due to non-health care costs, including a federal tax on insurance policies and the failure of Medicaid and Medicare to reimburse providers at a fair rate. VPR

2. REQUEST FOR BIDS: Cavendish Town Elementary School is accepting bids for outside repairs and select painting of the school building. Complete scope of work available upon request. Tour of facility and explanation of scope of work   Thursday, May 25 at 8:30 am. Bids due to school and opened Friday, June 2 at 10 am FMI: George O. Thomson, Principal 226-7758


MAY 19 (FRIDAY)-MAY 21 (SUNDAY): Black River Good Neighbor Rummage Sale at Fletcher Farm.

MAY 20 (SATURDAY): Local Hazardous Waste Collection Day-Ludlow Transfer Station 9-1

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