Cavendish Update 1/11/19 News/Events


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1/11/19 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Upcoming Programs from CCCA

3. Events



GMUSD Committee Asks TRSU to Reopen its Budget: For the second time in the two years since its inception, the Green Mountain Unified School District Finance Committee is asking the Two Rivers Supervisory Board to reopen its budget to find savings that will help reduce its funding increase from 4.31 percent or nearly half a million dollars. Chester Telegraph

 CAES Open: The year 2019 is off to a great start, at least according to Chester-Andover Elementary School Principal Katherine Fogg. Fogg, along with her team of teachers and other staffers and some 240 elementary school-aged children are finally back in their rightful school building as of Jan. 3, 2019, after a trying start to the school year. VT Journal

Tracking the Shutdown’s VT Impact: On Thursday, NPR had a half program on how the Government’s shutdown is impacting Vermonters. If you receive 3SquaresVT benefits, Hunger Free VT there is information on how to make sure you continue to receive benefits during the shutdown. NPR

Administration’s Memo Envisions Single School District for VT: In a draft policy memo dated Jan. 1, administration officials, led by Education Secretary Dan French, outline a radical idea for Vermont’s schools. In it, they suggest consolidating all school districts into one, abolishing the State Board of Education, and establishing four regional administrative entities, each with its own school board and superintendent, to oversee schools in the area.


Solar Power Generation and Battery Storage: SunCommon in conjunction with the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association (CCCA) will host a free workshop to discuss solar power generation and battery storage on Sunday, January 27th at 1:00 p.m. at Crow’s Bakery on Depot Street in Proctorsville. Residents of any town are invited to attend.


The presentation will be both informational and educational, focusing on the steps to take in order to install solar at your home, or to join a community to share in a solar installation. Further, using the Tesla Powerwall you can capture excess solar power and use it during a power outage to keep your freezer frozen, your heater heating, your water flowing and your lights on. FMI: Robin Timko 226-7736

 Foxes in our Midst: On January 23rd at 6:00 p.m. CCCA will sponsor the next Walk and Talk Series presentation at the Cavendish Town Office, 37 High Street in Cavendish.

Michael Clough, representative of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will speak about an animal that lives in our midst and that we see quite often, but that we don’t know much about – the Fox. Hear about the habitats, mating habits, difference between the red and brown fox, their predators, and their diet. He will highlight the Fox’s ecology, habitat, and behavior. Also, the talk will focus on the best ways for humans to avoid conflicts. Come learn more about this beautiful animal. FMI: Claire Walker at 226-7259.

 Refreshments will be served at both events.

3. EVENTS: The Cavendish Town Budget process is now underway and the Select Board will be meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 at the Cavendish Town Office as part of this process.

JANUARY 14 (MONDAY): Cavendish Select Board Monthly Meeting 6:30 pm

• TRSU Board Meeting at CTES, 6-8 pm. See TRSU website for more information

JANUARY 18 (FRIDAY): Municipal utility payment due

JANUARY 21 (MONDAY): Martin Luther King Day Town Office closed

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