Cavendish Update 5/17/19 Work schedule 103/Mentors/Events

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5/17/19 Cavendish Update

1. Work schedule for 103 for 5/20/19

2. Cavendish Related News

3. CTES Needs Mentors

4. Events

1. WORK SCHEDULE ON 103 FOR THE WEEK OF 5/20/19: Anticipated Weekly Work Schedule from Pike Industries. All work is subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen delays.

 Paving operations are dependent on weather and surface conditions, and the paving schedule is subject to change as a result.

Monday & Tuesday May 20-21: Continue final Bonded wearing course machine paving in Chester, VT working toward Ludlow village. Please be aware that there will be a numerous amount of trucks during paving operations. Line Striping Targets (LST) will be used for temporary line delineation. Temporary 40 MPH speed reduction package from Route 10 in Chester to the Ludlow/Cavendish town line. Begin bridge plug joints in Chester, VT just north of Route 10, and continue to Shrewsbury, VT.

Wednesday 5-22-19: Final Bonded wearing course machine paving in Chester, VT working towards Ludlow village. Please be aware that there will be a numerous amount of trucks during paving operations. Line Striping Targets (LST) will be used for temporary line delineation. Temporary 40 MPH speed reduction package from Route 10 in Chester to the Ludlow/Cavendish town line.

 Thursday -Saturday May 23-25: Similar to Wednesday’s schedule plus Begin bridge plug joints in Chester, VT just north of Route 10, and continue to Shrewsbury, VT.

 

 2. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS

Celebration of Life for Drew Kaufman: For the last 15 years, Drew Kauffman lived fully with brain cancer. Unfortunately, his life was cut short at 44 years of age, leaving behind his wife Courtney Hillhouse and his two young sons, Sawyer and Finley. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2 pm at Dejours in Ludlow. To support the Kaufmanns during this challenging time, and to offset medical bills, a Go Fund Me site has been set up as well as a donation jar at the Cavendish Library. Checks can also be sent to  Courtney Hillhouse, 44 Laplante Rd., Cavendish VT 05142.

Lindberg Resigns from CFD Prudential Board: At the monthly meeting of the Cavendish Fire Department, Prudential Board member Stuart Lindbergh submitted his resignation. Daniel Tyrrell will take his place on the Prudential Board. CFD Minutes.

SB Member Defends Lindberg: At the Monday, May 13, Select Board meeting, member Sandra Russo made a statement in support of fellow board member Stuart Lindberg. He had come under “personal attack” by Amy Perry, a Proctorsville Fire Fighter,  at the last Select Board meeting April 8. She had called for his removal from the board, criticizing the objectivity of Lindberg, who is a volunteer at the Cavendish Fire Department, in the wake of increasing tension between the two departments as the subject of a fire district merger has come to the forefront in Cavendish town politics. Russo went through each complaint levied by Perry, having contacted other organizations where Perry accused Lindberg of inappropriate behavior. Neither group found a problem with his behavior.  Chief Audette of Pine Point Fire Training responded to Russo that he didn’t know where these comments came from and that Lindberg was “professional and courteous and not out of line.”  As for Perry’s concern of Lindberg having hidden personal agendas, Russo offered, “I don’t think anyone has to worry about Stu’s hidden personal agendas. There is nothing hidden about Stu. He tells you how he feels about everything.” Russo finished by saying, “As far as I’m concerned, this issue with Stu being on the Select Board is closed.”  Vermont Journal

GMUSD Board Oks Contract, Appoints New Members, Seeks Safety Upgrades in Cavendish: The board of directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District (GMUSD)  ratified its agreement with its support staff at a special meeting last Thursday, but not without questions about the timing of the work. Wayne Wheelock replaces Kahty Muther as the Baltimore representative to the board. Cavendish representative Doug McBride brought up the issue of school safety at CTES, pointing out that the signal to reduce speed when flashing hasn’t worked in weeks, the school crossing graphics and other lines painted on the street have all but disappeared. He moved to have the superintendent see to them and also on a “non-urgent” basis look into lights for the CTES parking lot and report to the board when the budgeted safety gates would be installed at the school. The motion passed. Chester Telegraph

 

3. CTES NEEDS MENTORS: Cavendish Town Elementary School is working with Windsor County Partners in running a mentoring program. This change allows mentoring to take place at the school as well as in the community. The goal of the mentoring program is to develop meaningful friendships based on trust and respect, and to promote healthy life choices that strengthen a mentee’s self –esteem and self-confidence. Mentors in the Community PALS program commit to two hour’s per week or six-eight hours per month, while School PALS mentors meet one-hour per week for the duration of the school year. FMI: 802-674-5101 or wcmentors@outlook.com

 

5. EVENTS

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. The Fabric and Craft Supply Sale will take place from 10-4 in the Craft Shoppe at Fletcher Farm.

MAY 19 (SUNDAY): Drew Kaufmann Celebration of Life, 2 pm at Dejours in Ludlow, VT

MAY 24 (FRIDAY): Ludlow Farmer’s Market begins

MAY 25 (SATURDAY): Cavendish Historical Society Annual Plant Sale, 9-2 in front of the CHS Museum.

MAY 25 -26: VT Open Studio. Location #99 (Fletcher Farm) Instructors will be demonstrating in the barn. From 10-4 the Fabric and Craft Supply Sale will continue in the Craft Shoppe. Creative Metalworking class with Piper Strong in the Rough Barn. Space is still available! Remember, 50% off one class annually, for Cavendish residents!

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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