Cavendish Update 4/5/19 131 & 103 Update/News/Events


High winds and dry conditions, with significantly less snow on the ground, are the right mix for fires. If you are starting spring lawn care, please don’t create burn piles. Instead, take tree limbs, brush, twigs, dried grass and leaves to the Cavendish Transfer Station’s burn pile.  Learn more about recycling, what is eligible for the burn pile and other information by going to the following website. Please note that a burn permit is required in Cavendish, which can be obtained by contacting the Fire Warden, Roger Sheehan.

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4/5/19 Cavendish Update

1. Construction Schedules/Informational Meeting 103/131

2. Cavendish Related News

4. Events


1. CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULES FOR 103 AND 131/INFO MEETING: At the April 1 informational meeting regarding the Route 103 paving project,  representatives from Pike Industries and VTrans provided the following information:

• The construction and paving of 103 begins April 15 and will end just before the 4th of July

• The reconstruction of Route 131 will begin in 2020 but the actual paving will take place in 2021

• Pike will implement their original design for the 131/103 intersection but will monitor it for safety and ease of use, recognizing that modifications may be needed.

While both Pike and VTrans took ownership and admitted the 103 paving project was “not their best job,” the ultimate costs are born by the people who use the road. For a full report on the informational meeting, see The Dish.



CHS Briefs for April: The Cavendish Historical Society’s News Briefs for April 1, are now available at the CHS Blog.

Okemo Valley TV Under Renovations: Phase 3 renovations of the Okemo Valley TV, based at the Armory in Ludlow, as begun. Operating hours are now limited until approximately April 22, to evenings (Monday-Thursday 4-9 pm, Fridays 4-8 pm) & some Saturdays (April 6 10-4).  During this time, the studio will be inoperable but staff is available to help record programming on location, upon request. The new spaces will include a classroom / conference room, a studio control room, master control room, and equipment training room. FMI: 802-228-8808

Springfield Hospital Reaches Savings Goals: Recent changes to Springfield Hospital including elimination of the Birthing Center, and changes to contracted service providers have allowed the hospital to realize over $7 million in savings that they need to survive. VT Journal



APRIL 4-6 (THURSDAY-SATURDAY): GMUHS presents Beauty & the Beast, 7 PM in the auditorium each night. Matinee, 2pm on Saturday. Tickets are $10 adults; $8 Students and Seniors.

APRIL 8 (MONDAY): Cavendish Select Board Meeting, 6:30 pm Cavendish Town Office

• Friends of Cavendish Town at CTES 6:30-7:30

APRIL 10 (WEDNESDAY): Cavendish Energy Committee Meeting, noon at the Cavendish Town Office.

APRIL 11 (THURSDAY): Spring Bingo at Cavendish Town Elementary School, 6-8 pm, playing for Hams, cash, gift certificates and other prizes.

APRIL 15-19 (MONDAY-FRIDAY): Schools closed for Spring Break

APRIL 18 (THURSDAY): Holy Thursday

APRIL 19 (FRIDAY): Good Friday. Cavendish Town Office Closed


APRIL 23 (TUESDAY): Town Office Closed for Spring Cleaning

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 25 (FRIDAY): Ludlow Farmer’s Market begins

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: 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.