Cavendish Update 10/19/18: Voting/News/Events



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10/19/18 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Select Board Meeting 10/15/19

2. November General Election-Register to vote

3. Trunk or Treat

4. Events



SCAM Alert: According to Green Mountain Power (GMP) Creeps are calling dozens of VTers, posing as GMP, VEC, etc & threatening to shut off power unless customers pay over the phone. We will never demand payment info and threaten to shut you off! Hang up & call us 888-835-4672 or @VTAttorneyGen at 800-649-2424. #VT

Four Way Stop for Route 106 & 131: The Vermont Route 106 and Vermont Route 131 intersection in Weathersfield (Downers) is being converted from a two-way stop to a four-way stop. The conversion is anticipated to begin on October 22 and to be completed within a week. The intersection is currently configured with a two-way stop for motorists traveling on Route 131. The addition of stop signs on Route 106 will make this a four-way stop. This new traffic control at this intersection is expected to improve the safety of the intersection. VTrans

Senior Solutions Seeking Local Volunteers: Senior Solutions is recruiting volunteers who have some free time to become friendly visitors to their shut-in neighbors. The need is in Ludlow and Cavendish where we have a shortage of volunteers. If you have a couple of hours a week, please call our HelpLine at 800-642-5119 or email to join our upcoming orientation course for new volunteers.  

Snow Sports Clothing Sale: October 20th (Saturday), will be the 3rd annual Snow Sports clothing sale. The sale will be from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Cavendish Town Elementary School (CTES) multi-purpose room All items are gently used and all the money raised supports the CTES Snow Sports program. Items available: hats, mittens, gloves, neck warmers, a few jackets and snow pants.

 Winter Outlook Favors Warmer Temperatures: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) a mild winter could be in store for much of the United States this winter. Above average temperatures are most likely for the northeast with a 70-75% chance of El Nino developing in late fall to early winter. This would bring wetter conditions to the south and warmer, drier conditions to the north. NOAA  

Comcast and Charter sue VT Over Net Neutrality Measures: Five organizations including Comcast and Charter Communications in Vermont, filed suit over a new law and an executive order signed by Gov. Scott requiring internet providers who do business with the state to abide by net neutrality principles. In their complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Burlington, the groups charge that the state’s attempts to safeguard net neutrality rules are unconstitutional and “expressly preempted by federal law.” They urge the court to prevent the executive order and law from being enforced. VT Digger


2. NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION: This year’s General Election will take place on November 6 (Tuesday) from 10-7 pm. Please note that the polling place has been changed to the Proctorsville Fire Department, 513 Main St. in Proctorsville.

 Registering to Vote: To register in Vermont you must be a citizen of the United States; be a resident of Vermont; and be 18 years of age on or before election day. Residents may register to vote up until the closing of the polls on Nov. 6. You can also register to vote online, by mail or in person at the Cavendish Town Office. Given the closeness to the election, it’s recommended that you go to the Cavendish Town Office and register.

If you are registering to vote in Vermont for the first time, you must provide a photocopy of an acceptable form of ID. Acceptable forms of ID include: valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport); currently utility bill; current bank statement; another government document containing your residential address.

Absentee Ballot: You may also obtain an absentee ballot from the Town Office if you prefer to vote early or will not be here on election day.

To help prepare for election day, please check out the following:

General Election Sample Ballot

Warning VT General Election

 Voter Checklist


3. TRUNK OR TREAT: Once again, Trunk or Treating will take place on Halloween, Wed., Oct 31, in the parking lot of Cavendish Town Elementary School. Everyone in the community is invited to participate. Adults can be Trunk or Treaters-bring your car, decorate the trunk with a theme and hand out treats. Kids can be Trick or Treaters-come in costume and collect treats. Set up is at 4:30 pm with Trick or Treating from 5-7.

 Guidelines for Trunk-or-Treaters: *No scary decorations please* Be as creative as you'd like – pick a theme from books, movies, games, hobbies, sports, history, or a friendly Halloween theme. There are lots of ideas online to start your brainstorming. You can even wear a costume to go with your theme! Bring enough treats for approximately 200 kids.



OCTOBER 20 (SATURDAY): Snow Sports Clothing sale (hats, mittens, gloves, neck warmers, a few jackets and snow pants), Cavendish Town Elementary School (CTES) in Proctorsville 8-12. Proceeds benefit the school’s snow sports program.

 OCTOBER 23 (TUESDAY): Superintendent’s Evaluation Committee 6-7:30 pm at Fletcher Farm-Roost Agenda

OCTOBER 25 (THURSDAY): Cavendish Weatherization Workshop. Cavendish Town Office 6-8 pm.

 OCTOBER 27 (SATURDAY): Dispose of Unused Drugs. See the list of sites at Cavendish Connects Calendar.

• CTES Halloween Party 5-7 pm at the school. FMI 226-78

 OCTOBER 28 (SUNDAY): Halloween Indoor Cycle-A-Thon, 1-3 pm. DG Bodyworks. Join the team to celebrate indoor cycling. Demonstrations, prizes, food and fun. Bring the whole family. Costumes encouraged. 1-3 pm

OCTOBER 31 (WEDNESDAY): HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Trunk or Treat, 4:30-7 pm at Cavendish Town Elementary School in Proctorsville. Set up is at 4:30 with trick or treating from 5-7.  

NOVEMBER 3 (SATURDAY): Stick Season Social to benefit Black River Good Neighbor, Sam’s Steakhouse 6 pm. Tickets are $60 a person.

NOVEMBER 4 (SUNDAY): FALL BACK, reset clocks one hour back as standard time goes into effect. Use this as an opportunity to check smoke and radon detectors in your home.

NOVEMBER 6 (TUESDAY) : Election Day. Voting will take place from 10-7 at the Proctorsville Fire Dept, 513 Main St. Proctorsville. The Cavendish Connects Calendar includes general election sample ballot, Warning and Voter Checklist.

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