Cavendish Update 10/11/19: News & Events



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10/11/19 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related news

2. Events



Button Up Workshop Cancelled: The Button Up Workshop, originally scheduled in Cavendish on Nov. 14 has been cancelled for this year.

Black River Independent School Committee: Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carol Lighthall is joined by members of the Black River Independent School Committee, who discuss the group's progress as it prepares to open a new private school in Ludlow Vermont after Black River High School & Middle School closes in June 2020.

Congratulation to The Chester Telegraph: The Chester Telegraph is one of four finalists for a national journalism award in the Investigative Journalism category for its series on Vermont Open Meeting Law violations within the Two Rivers Supervisory Union. Chester Telegraph

Rutland Holiday Inn to Reopen: The Board of Health Commissioners voted Thursday to allow the Holiday Inn at 476 Holiday Drive to reopen, 10 days after a fire in one of the boiler rooms led the commission to order its closure.

VT’s Minimum Wage to Increase by 18¢ to $10.96: Vermont’s minimum wage is rising by 18 cents at the end of the year, after lawmakers this past legislative session failed to pass a bill that would have set Vermont on a course for a more aggressive increase. Vermont’s Department of Labor announced Monday that the state’s minimum wage, which is currently set at $10.78, will rise 18 cents to $10.96. The increase will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020.  VT Digger

Will colleges understand Vermont's new school grading system?: It's the very first year Vermont high schools must grade all 9-though-12 students through proficiency-based learning instead of A's and B's. And the new system has the class of 2020 concerned that colleges won't understand it, jeopardizing their chances of getting accepted. WCAX

GMP CEO Mary Powell To Get $2.1 Million Retirement Package: When Green Mountain Power CEO Mary Powell steps down at the end of the year, she’ll qualify for a $2.1 million dollar special retirement benefit. Six months after she leaves GMP, Powell will get about $700,000 of this supplemental retirement plan; the rest will be paid out over six years, according to the company. That’s in addition to an annual $89,000 GMP pension, and her 401k retirement plan which the company contributed $14,800 to last year. "Most of her compensation isn't guaranteed; it's considered to be at risk. It's tied to specific results that she has to deliver for customers. And if those results don't come in, she doesn't get that pay." VPR



OCTOBER 11 (FRIDAY): 6th Grade selling November Calendar Raffle tickets in front of Singleton’s from 4-7 pm. Tickets are $10 a piece and there are 31 chances to win a wide variety of prizes including cash and gift certificates for goods and services.

OCTOBER 13 (SUNDAY): Indigenous Peoples Day workshop at the Cavendish Historical Society Museum, 1958 Main St. Cavendish, at 2 pm. Presented in two parts, it will begin with a history of the first peoples in the Okemo Valley and will be followed by a “hands on activity” - make your own “Talking Stick.” This is free and open to the public. FMI: or 802-226-7807.

OCTOBER 14 (MONDAY): Indigenous Peoples Day. Legal holiday schools and town office closed.

OCTOBER 17 (THURSDAY): GMUSD Board Meeting, 6 pm Green Mountain Union High School

 DECEMBER 7-8 (SATURDAY-SUNDAY): Indulgence Tour. Taste your way through Okemo Valley of Vermont. A dozen country inns inn-vite you inn-side to enjoy their holiday decorations and their inn-dulgent treats from noon til 5 each day. Savory pies, homemade soups, decadent chocolate cake, and more! $15 per person in advance (until Nov 27), then $20 per person. FMI: Julie at Golden Stage Inn 802-226-7744

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