Cavendish Update 8/25/17: Alcohol/News/L.Notices/Events

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8/25/17 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Cavendish Resources for Addiction: Alcohol

3. Cavendish Legal Notices: Bridge Replacements

4. Local Household Hazardous Waste Collections Coming Soon

5. Events

1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS

Solzhenitsyn’s Red Wheel to be Published in English: People who visit Cavendish often ask what Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn did when he lived here for almost 18 of the 20 years he was in exile. The answer is simple, he wrote. He specifically wrote “The Red Wheel.” A grant from an anonymous donor is enabling Solzhenitsyn’s epic cycle of novels about the Russian Revolution – a work which was the Soviet dissident writer’s “life’s mission”, according to his son Stephan – to be published in English for the first time. While the first and second volumes or nodes – November 1916 – have previously been translated into English, the following six volumes have never been released in English before. The University of Notre Dame Press will release March 1917, The Red Wheel, Node III, Book One in November. The Red Wheel has been described variously as “one of the masterpieces of world literature.” The author himself saw it as “the narrative of revolution in Russia, its movement through the whirlwind of revolution”. The Guardian

Sam’s is Closed until Winter 2017: According to the sign at the restaurant, as well as Facebook and website, Sam’s Steakhouse in Ludlow will be closed until Winter 2017. This was an abrupt closer, similar to what happened during the holidays.

What to do with left over eclipse glasses: The next eclipse isn’t until 2024, which means the glasses you used on Monday will be useless. However, you can recycle them via Astronomers Without Borders.

Education Agency Says Incorrect Special Ed Rules Were on Website for Four Years: Special education departments across Vermont may have been using the wrong rules to guide decisions over what services children receive. That's because Agency of Education officials say the wrong draft of the state's special education rules were filed with the Secretary of State back in 2013. While many of the differences are minor, there are five substantial discrepancies and some of them could have affected decisions made about special ed services. VPR

2. CAVENDISH RESOURCES FOR ADDICTION: ALCOHOL: Addiction is a major issue in 21st century American, and Cavendish is no exception. Those most often affected-family, friends and the person themselves-can struggle with little support, resources or understanding.  In order to address that in our town, Cavendish Connects is running a three part series, providing local resources, information and answering questions that people may have.

This week’s focus is Alcohol. Vermonters (ages 12 and up) drink more compared to the rest of the country and also have a higher rate of binge drinking (5 or more alcoholic drinks for males or 4 or more alcoholic drinks for females at the same time or within a couple of hours of each other).  It is important to note that people who begin drinking before the age of 15 are four times more likely to develop addiction compared to those who don’t start until they are 21.

Many people struggle with controlling their drinking at some time in their lives. Approximately 17 million American adults ages 18 and older have an alcohol use disorder (AUD) and 1 in 10 children live in a home with a parent who has a drinking problem. The good news is that no matter how severe the problem may seem, most people with an alcohol use disorder can benefit from some form of treatment. Research shows that about one-third of people who are treated for alcohol problems have no further symptoms one year later. Many others substantially reduce their drinking and report fewer alcohol-related problems.

This special post includes local resources and information to help those with alcoholic use disorder as well as those who are affected by it. To read the special posts, go to
Cavendish Resources for Addiction Alcohol

Cavendish Resource for Addiction Tobacco

3. DESIGN-BUILD SOLICITATION BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS: Legal Notice 1: The Town of Cavendish invites the submission of project  bids for removal and replacement of an existing bridge (Bridge #22) and the design, permitting and construction of the new bridge located on East Road (TH 5). The proposed work includes removal of this multi-plate culvert and the design, permitting, and construction of a new structure that accommodates two-lanes of traffic and is consistent with the Hydraulic Study recommendations. The project will be completed by October 1, 2018. Qualified applicants will have documented successful experience on similar projects. A mandatory pre-bid site visit is scheduled on the job site at 1 p.m., September 5th.

Sealed Bids will be received at the Cavendish Town Office until 4:00 p.m., on September 14th. Bids will be opened at 4:30 p.m., September 14th and read aloud. Please call the Town of Cavendish at (802) 226-7291 for the bid documentation.

Legal Notice 2: The Town of Cavendish invites the submission of project bids for removal and replacement of an existing bridge (Bridge #21) and the design, permitting and construction of the new bridge located on Greenbush Road (TH 20). The proposed work includes removal of this multi-plate culvert and the design, permitting, and construction of a new structure that accommodates two-lanes of traffic and is consistent with the Hydraulic Study recommendations. The project will be completed by October 1, 2018. Qualified applicants will have documented successful experience on similar projects. A mandatory pre-bid site visit is scheduled  on the job site at 2 p.m., September 5th.

Sealed Bids will be received at the Cavendish Town Office until 4:00 p.m., on September 14th. Bids will be opened at 4:30 p.m., September 14th and read aloud. Please call the Town of Cavendish at (802) 226-7291 for the bid documentation.

4. LOCAL HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS: The Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring free events for the collection and safe disposal of household hazardous wastes on Saturday, September 9 and Saturday, September 16.  Only residents and small businesses from Andover, Athens, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Ludlow, Plymouth, Reading, Rockingham, Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor, and Windsor may participate. Businesses must pre-register and will be charged for disposal costs.  The collections will be held at the Springfield Transfer Station from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on September 9 and at the Goodyear building in Windsor from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on September 16.  Bring in a mercury fever thermometer and receive a new digital fever thermometer.  For more information, call 674-9235 or visit www.vtsolidwastedistrict.org for a list of what to bring.

Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District is a union municipal district dedicated to providing solid waste management authority, services, and planning to its member towns.  The District was chartered in 1982 and currently serves fourteen Vermont towns. This event is partially funded by a grant from the State of Vermont.

5. EVENTS

AUGUST 26 (SATURDAY): Yogi McNamara Runfest

AUGUST 30 (WEDNESDAY): FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. Please be extra cautious as our children will be walking and riding their bikes to school.

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