Cavendish Update 6/7/19: Films/BR Testing/News/Events

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6/7/19 Cavendish Update

1. Work schedule for 103 for 6/10/19

2. Cavendish Related Films & Videos

3. Cavendish Related News

4. Events

1WORK SCHEDULE ON 103 FOR THE WEEK OF 6/10/19: 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 6/10/19 through Saturday, 6/15/19: Continue final Bonded wearing course machine paving in Ludlow, VT working towards Mount Holly. Please be aware of increased volumes of construction truck traffic required for paving operations.  Line Striping Targets (LST) will be used for temporary line delineation.  Temporary 40 MPH speed reduction package from Ludlow fire station to the intersection of Belmont Road, Hortonville Road and VT Route 103 in Mount Holly. Continue bridge plug joints in Chester, VT just north of Route 10, working towards Proctorsville, VT. Continue driveway hand paving in Ludlow and working towards Chester.  Side road paving Ludlow to Chester. Flaggers and UTOs will assist with traffic control.


Cavendish Memorial Day Parade

Cavendish Green Up Day made by Proctorsville resident Stefan Beaumont

Archeological dig at Jackson Gore in Ludlow, VT.   The Cavendish Historical Society provided volunteers to the 2007 dig and it was the beginning of understanding of just how long Cavendish has been occupied by humans-probably 12,000 years. It also began CHS’s active involvement in archeology.



Services for Peggy Stratman: Margaret “Peggy” V. Stratman died May 6, 2019. She was born Jan. 17, 1932. A mass will be held Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at the Holy Name of Mary in Proctorsville, Vt. A graveside blessing will take place after the mass, which  will be followed by a Celebration of Life at the Holy Name of Mary Parish Hall. Please join us to share love and laughter in honoring this special woman.

Water Testing on the Black River: Thanks to Black River Action Team (BRAT), places on the Black River where people recreate are tested on Wednesday morning and sent to the Endyne Lab in Lebanon, NH. Results are available on Friday, in time for weekend activities.

Below are the water tests results for Black River Swimming holes for June 5. Anything above 235 CFU is considered unsafe for recreational purposes.

Cavendish Gorge 22 CFU (safe)

Greven Field 20 CFU (safe)

Buttermilk Falls 88 CFU (safe)

Little Ascutney Falls 59 CFU (safe)

 It is recommended to stay OUT of the water when it appears cloudy and within 24 hours of a heavy rain. Thank you BRAT for your continued dedication to the Black River and the safety of those who use it.

 GMUHS Girls Varsity Track Team triumph as D4 State Champions: The Green Mountain Union High School Girl’s Varsity Track Team are the new Division 4 State Champions for 2019. The State D4 Track Meet was held at Windsor High School Saturday, June 1 with 13 schools competing in the division. VT Journal

TRSU displays pattern of Open Meeting Law violations: A Chester Telegraph analysis of the meetings of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board of Directors and of those of its school district boards reveals eight recent instances of lax observance of the laws that protect the public’s access to public meetings. The Telegraph looked at meeting minutes and videos between September 2018 and March 2019, and discovered what could be construed as knowing and intentional violations of the Vermont Open Meeting Law. Chester Telegraph

Telegraph rejects TRSU account, remedy of Open Meeting violation: The Chester Telegraph has rejected the account and remedy of the Open Meeting Law violation given by Paul Orzechowski, chairman of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union board, contending that he did not fully address the violation and that the complaint remains unresolved. Interestingly, the proposed training to be held for the board on this issue, has been scheduled the same night as CTES’s Arts Night, which means two of Cavendish’s three representatives will either miss their children’s school program or the training. Chester Telegraph

VT Slaps Dollar General $1.7 Million for Pricing Errors: Attorney General T.J. Donovan says the company repeatedly violated consumer protection laws by advertising prices on store shelves and then charging more at the register. Donovan says there were at least 362 violations at 22 different stores. There are a total of 36 stores in Vermont. WCAX

VT DMV Change in Driver’s License: The VT DMV is updating the security features of Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, which means beginning in July of 2019, licenses and IDs will no longer be printed during your visit to a DMV office. You will be issued a temporary license, which is suitable for driving but not for ID purposes. It is recommended renewing early if you will need to be using your license as ID. To learn more about the new licenses, including the planned rollout schedule, visit the DMV website:

What passed during the recent Vermont Legislative Session: Among bills passed by the 2019 legislative session that recently concluded in Montpelier are: Raised age for tobacco and tobacco substitutes purchase to 21; 24 hour waiting period for the purchase of handguns; Large-capacity magazines can be willed to an immediate family member; VT Water quality will come from rooms and meals tax revenue; The average homestead education property tax rate in Vermont would rise about a penny under this year's education finance bill; Amazon and other online retailers that facilitate third-party transactions will be required to collect Vermont's 6 percent sales tax under the education finance bill; Creates a 20-person working group that will make recommendations about how Vermont's school policies and statewide standards can "recognize fully the history, contributions, and perspectives" of groups that have been historically marginalized; prohibit stores and restaurants from giving customers single-use plastic carryout bags, styrofoam food and drink containers, and plastic stir sticks. Burlington Free Press

VT Ranked 43rd for Download Speeds: Vermont ranks 43rd in the country for download speeds for smartphone users. Clay Purvis, director of telecommunications and connectivity for the state’s Department of Public Service, said what the report essentially asks is how cities and states are doing on the march to getting 5G service — with Vermont’s low scores showing Vermont is very far away from meeting that criteria. But he doesn’t think that’s even a question Vermont should be asking at this point. “For rural states, the question is ‘Do our citizens have access to fundamental mobile and broadband that they can use to participate in the digital economy?’” Purvis said. “The answer to that for many rural communities is no.” He said the functional difference between Vermont’s 17.4 Megabits per second and other state’s 23 or 24 is not particularly significant. VT Digger


JUNE 8 (SATURDAY): GMUHS Alumni Parade Chester

JUNE 14 (FRIDAY): GMUHS Graduation

JUNE 15 (SATURDAY): A plant and bake sale  will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Holy Name of Mary Church Hall, 803 Main Street, Proctorsville, VT. The sale features perennial plants, homemade jams, pies, breads, cookies, and other delicious items. 

JUNE 19 (WEDNESDAY): CTES 6th grade graduation. Proctorsville Green, 6 pm

• Last Day of School for GMUHS

JUNE 20 (THURSDAY): Last day of school at CTES

JUNE 29 (SATURDAY): Car wash to benefit the family of Drew Kauffman. Reading Fire Department 9-2

Lace Up for Laura Memorial 5 K Walk/Run

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: 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.