Cavendish Update 4/26/19: 103/Internet/News/Events

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4/12/19 Cavendish Update

1. Work schedule for 103 for 4/29-5/3

2. Cavendish Internet-TDS Update

3. Cavendish Related News

4. Cavendish’s 9th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale

5. Tips to Stay Safe for Green Up Day

6. Events

 

1. WORK SCHEDULE ON 103 FOR 4/29-5/3: Anticipated Weekly Work Schedule from Pike Industries. All work is subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen delays.

Monday 4-29-19:

·         Continuing Surface Preparation Milling and paving in Mt Holly, VT.

·         Temporary 40 MPH speed reduction package from Ludlow Fire station to the intersection of Belmont Road & Route 103 in Mt Holly.

·         L&D Temporary painting in all Surface Preparation areas.

 

Tuesday 4-30-19:

·         Continuing Surface Preparation Milling and paving in Mt Holly, VT.

·         Temporary 40 MPH speed reduction package from Ludlow Fire station to the intersection of Belmont Road & Route 103 in Mt Holly

·         L&D Temporary painting in all Surface Preparation areas.

 

Wednesday 5-1-19:

·         Continuing Surface Preparation paving in Mt Holly, VT.

·         Temporary 40 MPH speed reduction package from Ludlow Fire station to the intersection of Belmont Road & Route 103 in Mt Holly.

·         L&D Temporary painting in all Surface Preparation areas.

 

Thursday 5-2-19:

·         Driveway Preparation, Chester to Ludlow, VT.

·         Temporary 40 MPH speed reduction package from Route 10 in Chester to the Ludlow town line. Package will be removed at shift end.

·         Temporary 40 MPH speed reduction package from Ludlow Fire station to the intersection of Belmont Road & Route 103 in Mt Holly.

 

Friday 5-3-19:

·         Driveway Preparation, Chester to Ludlow, VT.

·         Temporary 40 MPH speed reduction package from route 10 in Chester to the Ludlow town line. Package will be removed at shift end.

·         Temporary 40 MPH speed reduction package from Ludlow Fire station to the intersection of Belmont Road & Route 103 in Mt Holly.

 

2. CAVENDISH INTERNET-TDS UPDATE: According to Scott Brooks, Manager, State Government Affairs at TDS, Connect America Funds (CAF) are being used in Cavendish to improve Internet speeds.

 While the six “cabinets” (Tarbell Hill, Cavendish Pointe, Chubb Hill, Center Rd, Twenty Mile Stream and Cavendish Gulf Rd) are connected to the main office in Proctorsville with fiber, the connection to the home is still over copper.

 For those within three miles of a cabinet, speeds should be 25/3 Mbps with the potential to double once the system is fully in place. Those outside the three-mile zone will have lower speeds. However, this will be a consistent service, meaning you should receive the same speed regardless of time of day.

 The Tarbell Rd and Cavendish Pointe upgrades have been completed and some residents are opting for 100 Mbps service. Those in the villages are able to purchase 50Mbps.

The Center Rd and Twenty Mile Stream areas are in the final stages of connecting the new system and should be operational by June 1, while Chubb Hill and the Cavendish Gulf Rd are at the beginning stages, with the faster and consistent speeds not available until fall. 

Please see The Dish for the full article.

 

3. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS

Proposed Hiking Trail will link Cavendish and Proctorsville: A year and a half ago, the Cavendish Planning Commission submitted an application to the Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation for plans to develop a hiking trail that would connect Pratt Hill Road in Proctorsville to Whites Hill Road in Cavendish through the Proctor Piper State Forest. The approximately mile-long trail will follow an existing old logging road that runs parallel to the train tracks and ends at the old train station on Whites Hill. It will serve as a means to connect the villages of Cavendish and Proctorsville that is not along Route 131. The state has provided preliminary approval of the project with some conditions including for the town to provide liability insurance. According to Tim Calabrese, vice chair of Cavendish Planning Commission, next steps for the trail include a site visit from VTrans in order to negotiate and secure a lease agreement and to identify where the trailhead and parking spaces would be located on the Whites Hill Road end in Cavendish. The Pratt Hill Road trailhead in Proctorsville would make use of an existing log landing area for that purpose. VT Journal

BRGNS To Hold Spring Rummage Sale: For over ten years Black River Good Neighbor Services has held a rummage sale twice each year at Fletcher Farm, 611 Route 103 South in Ludlow to raise funds for the area food shelf. This spring the sale will occur on Friday and Saturday, May 17th and 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 19th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. rain or shine. The BRGNS folks are now looking for volunteers to help set up and run the event. The sale will feature clothing, housewares, books, linens, furniture and all manner of goods. Volunteers are needed to set up and staff the sale. And we need lots of people to donate baked goods for the bake sale.”  FMI: Audrey at 802-228-3663.

Springfield Hospital Looks to the Future and Sees More Losses: Even after months of cost-cutting and leadership reorganization, Springfield Hospital still is expecting $5.5 million to $6 million in operating losses this fiscal year, administrators told Vermont’s health care regulator Wednesday. Hospital administrators also told the Green Mountain Care Board that they're still considering a potential partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock or another health system. And they haven't yet ruled out filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. After hearing those updates, the care board granted Springfield a budget adjustment that may allow the hospital to collect nearly $500,000 in additional revenue this year. But the hospital still has a steep hill to climb as administrators try to deal with debt and generate new revenue. VT Digger

Bears are Out Take Down Bird Feeders: Black bears have awakened from their winter slumber and are once again roaming the landscape looking for food. Vermont Fish & Wildlife is asking the public to help keep Vermont’s bears wild by removing any potential food sources that would cause them to associate people with food. Press Release

 

4. CAVENDISH’S 9TH ANNUAL TOWN WIDE TAG SALE: With spring-cleaning well underway, make a special box for items to sell at the 9th Annual Cavendish Town Wide Tag Sale. This will take place on Saturday July 29 from 9-2. Sponsored by Cavendish Connects, if you wish to register for space at either of the  Village Greens, or have your site listed, send an e-mail to cavendishconnects@gmail.com or call 802-226-7807. Please note that the more information on sale items you provide, the more shoppers you will attract. For more information about the sale go to The Dish.

 

5. TIPS TO STAY SAFE & HEALTH ON GREEN UP DAY: Cavendish’s Health Officer, Doris Eddy, wants to remind everyone who is “greening up,” whether it’s on May 4th , the official Green Up Day, or at another time, of the following:

• Stay safe in the sun even if it’s cloudy: Use plenty of sunscreen with an SPF f 30 or higher; protect your face and eyes from the sun with a hat and sunglasses; cover up with long sleeves and long pants.

• Be careful near roadways: Review road safety rules with children before you head out; wear light or bright-colored clothing; work facing oncoming traffic.

• Know what to do with needles: Tell children to get an adult if they find a needle. To dispose of a needle: 1) Use gloves and pliers or tongs to pick up the needle. 2) Place the needle in a thick plastic container, screw the lid on a tape it shut with duct tape. 3) Write DO NOT RECYCLE on the container and toss it in the regular trash.

• Be tick smart: Protect yourself with a EPA registered insect repellent and wear long pants; Check your whole body for ticks when the day is done; Remove any ticks as soon as you can using tweezers; Watch for symptoms of tick borne illness and tell your doctor if you feel sick.

 

6. EVENTS

APRIL 27 (SATURDAY): Got Drugs? Turn in unused or expired medication for sale disposal. 9-2 pm.

APRIL 28 (SUNDAY): House Blend performs at the Raise the Roof Concert series, 4 pm, Gethsemane Episcopal Church on Depot St. Proctorsville. Admission is $10 at the door. FMI: 802-226-7497

MAY 2 (THURSDAY): Composting Workshop, 6:30 pm at the Cavendish Town Office. Free and Open to the Public.

MAY 4 (SATURDAY): Green Up Day. Meet at the Proctorsville Green at 9 am. BBQ on the Green at noon. FM: Diane McNamara 226-7292.

MAY 5 (SUNDAY): Happy Cinco de Mayo!

MAY 7 (TUESDAY): Monthly meeting of Cavendish Fire District #2 at the Cavendish Fire Hall, 2153 Main St. For the Agenda, please see The Dish Calendar

MAY 14 (TUESDAY): Cavendish Connections Tech Cafe, 6-8 pm at the Cavendish Town Library in Proctorsville. Bring your smart phone, laptop, tablet (iPad) to learn how to use them as well as how to use Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites. This will be free and open to the Cavendish community.

MAY 17TH-19TH (FRIDAY-SATURDAY): Black River Good Neighbor Rummage Sale at Fletcher Farm on 103. The sale is 10-4 on Friday and Saturday and 9-2 on Sunday. FMI: Audrey at 802-228-3663.

MAY 25 (FRIDAY): Ludlow Farmer’s Market begins

JULY 27 (SATURDAY): 9th Annual Cavendish Town Wide Tag Sale. 9-2

SEPTEMBER 14 (SATURDAY): VT Golden Honey Festival. 10-4 Part craft fair, part food festival, the VT Golden Honey Festival is a community favorite. Located on the lawn of the Golden Stage Inn, 399 Depot St. in Proctorsville. Proceeds of this event will benefit VT Coalition of Runaway and Homeless Youth (Ludlow and Proctorsville. For vendor and other information: vtgoldenhoneyfestival@gmail.com or 802-226-7744 (Julie).

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

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