Cavendish Update 5/3/19: Flags/103 Work Schedule/News/Events

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5/3/19 Cavendish Update

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

2. Cavendish Related News

3. Cavendish Streetscapes: Raise Our Flags

4. Events

 

1. WORK SCHEDULE ON 103 FOR THE WEEK OF 5/2/19  Anticipated Weekly Work Schedule from Pike Industries. All work is subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen delays.

 Special Traffic Considerations for the upcoming week: Alternating one-way traffic patterns may occur at the location of active construction operations. A speed reduction zone (40 MPH) will be put in place throughout the length of the daily active construction zone. Speed limit reduction signs will be taken down at the end of each work day, and the speed reduction will not be in effect during non-work hours.

 Monday 5-6-19: Starting final Bonded wearing course machine paving in Chester, VT working towards Ludlow village. “This will include lots of trucks”.

- Line Striping Targets (LST) will be used for temporary line delineation.

- Temporary 40 MPH speed reduction package from route 10 in Chester to Ludlow, Cavendish town line.

- Continuing Surface Preparation machine 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. Package will be removed at shift end.

 Tuesday 5-7-19: Continue final Bonded wearing course machine paving in Chester, VT working towards Ludlow village. “This will include lots of trucks”.

- Line Striping Targets (LST) will be used for temporary line delineation.

- Temporary 40 MPH speed reduction package from route 10 in Chester to Ludlow, Cavendish town line.

- Continuing Surface Preparation machine 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. Package will be removed at shift end.

 Wednesday 5-8-19: Continue final Bonded wearing course machine paving in Chester, VT working towards Ludlow village. “This will include lots of trucks”.

• Line Striping Targets (LST) will be used for temporary line delineation.

• Temporary 40 MPH speed reduction package from route 10 in Chester to Ludlow, Cavendish town line.

 Thursday 5-9-19: Continue final Bonded wearing course machine paving in Chester, VT working towards Ludlow village. “This will include lots of trucks”.

- Line Striping Targets (LST) will be used for temporary line delineation.

- Temporary 40 MPH speed reduction package from route 10 in Chester to Ludlow, Cavendish town line.

- Begin bridge plug joints in Chester, VT just north of route 10, and continue to Shrewsbury, VT.

 Friday 5-10-19: Continue final Bonded wearing course machine paving in Chester, VT working towards Ludlow village. “This will include lots of trucks”.

- Line Striping Targets (LST) will be used for temporary line delineation.

- Temporary 40 MPH speed reduction package from route 10 in Chester to Ludlow, Cavendish town line.

- Continue bridge plug joints in Chester, VT just north of route 10 and continue to Shrewsbury, VT.

 

2. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS

CTES Principal Contract Approved/ GMUSD Board Bulks at Hearing CTES Complaints: For years the community has expressed concerns about losing local control over their school. With the Act 46 merger, the Green Mountain Unified School District (GMUSD) board, Cavendish has only  3 representatives on this 11-member board, so  the loss is considerable. However, the April 25 the GMUSD meeting has taken it to a whole new level. Regardless of how one felt about the CTES issue at hand, when the head of the TRSU, which GMUSD is part of, Meg Powden informs the board to not listen to concerns brought to them by teachers, staff and parents because “it undermines the work of the school and also as the governing body and the end of the chain of command, it’s not OK for you to have prior knowledge of a situation,” before getting a presentation on the issue," it's extremely concerning. The meeting can be watched at the Okemo Valley TV website . The Chester Telegraph and the VT Journal both have articles regarding the meeting.

Services for Dr. Gene Bont: There will be two services in memory of Dr. Bont. The first is May 11 (Saturday), 2 pm at Grace Congregational in Rutland with a Celebration of Life on May 12 (Sunday) also at 2PM at Gethsemane's Parish Hall, off Depot Street in Proctorsville. Dr. Bont’s obituary is available online.

 Be on the Look Out: With so many second homes and lots of rural areas, it would appear that our residents and property owners could be easy targets. However, they don’t know Cavendish!  The following notification was recently received-Cavendish peeps: Neighbor stopped this morning to let me know he saw a black Chevy Tahoe with 2 guys around 7 am that appeared to be scoping out the neighborhood. He ran into them again an hour later - followed and they were on every damn dirt road in Cavendish. He did report it to the Sheriff who was by CTES. Also mentioned to me he saw something from Hartland on Craig’s list a bit back - security camera footage of a black Chevy Tahoe towing away the security camera owner’s trailer and lawn tractor. Just be vigilant - we don’t need this in the area. Call the cops if you think anything is suspicious. Better safe than sorry.

 Springfield Hospital Childbirth Center Closes May 3: The Springfield Hospital is closing its childbirth center sooner than expected.  A press release said the hospital is concerned about having enough personnel to safely staff the birthing center. They say the hospital's emergency department doesn't have the proper staff or equipment to handle childbirth, but it will handle childbirth cases as a last resort. WCAX

 

3. CAVENDISH STREETSCAPES: RAISE OUR FLAGS: In the spirit of celebrating the villages of Proctorsville and Cavendish, a committee was formed in the spring of 2018 called Cavendish Streetscapes, in an effort to fund and execute an initiative to hang American flags from utility poles lining Main Street in Cavendish and Proctorsville. The concept was enthusiastically embraced and through generous donations from townspeople and local businesses, enough money was raised to hang flags in a portion of Proctorsville in July 2018.

This spring, the plan is to expand the placement of flags to include the village of Cavendish and around the green and down Depot Street in Proctorsville, as well as launch other beautification projects such as adding bridge flower planters and purchasing benches for our town green. These efforts embody the Cavendish Streetscapes mission statement of undertaking volunteer-led community initiatives to beatify our shared spaces and instill pride in our community. 

If you would like to offer your support, please send donations to Cavendish Streetscapes P.O. Box 605 Cavendish, VT 01542 or Cavendish Streetscapes through Go Fund Me.

For questions or to become involved in the beautifying the communities of Cavendish and Proctorsville, please contact committee member Bruce McEnaney at (802) 226-8045.

 You can learn more about who flags have been raised to honor at The Dish.

 

 4. EVENTS

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 9 (THURSDAY): Special meeting of the Green Mountain Unified School District (GMUSD) board 6:30 pm at the Chester Andover Elementary School. Click here for the Agenda.

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 16 (THURSDAY): GMUSD board meeting, 6 pm at the Chester Andover Elementary School

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

MAY 26 (SATURDAY): Cavendish Historical Society Annual Plant Sale, 9-2 in front of the CHS Museum.

JULY 27 (SATURDAY): 9th Annual Cavendish Town Wide Tag Sale. 9-2. For more information, click here.

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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