Friday, February 24, 2012

Cavendish Update 2/24/12 Events/News/U Tube

Information can also be posted on the Cavendish VT Facebook Page

The 2/24/12 Cavendish Update Contains
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Proctorsville Fire Dept Irene U tube Video
3. Black River Today
4. Alternatives Presentation meeting Regarding Black River Town Highway Bridge

1. Cavendish Related News
Increase in Deer Population Expected in NH, VT: All signs are pointing to a booming deer population this year in Vermont and New Hampshire, given a mild winter with little snow. WCAX

Maple Sugaring Season Arrives Early: Traditionally Town Meeting Day-- the first Tuesday of March-- is the first boiling day of the sugaring season. But with the mild winter Vermont's having, the sap is running and sugar season has begun. WCAX

$5.75 Million in Homeland Security Grants for VT: Vermont will receive more than $5.75 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced Friday. The grants will help Vermont develop prevention and preparedness programs to respond to and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events. Press Release

Thieves Target Ludlow Vacation Homes: Police in Ludlow are warning second homeowners and their neighbors to be on alert after at least ten vacation homes on rural roads have been broken into. Thieves have stolen flat screen TVs, laptops and jewelry. Ludlow Police Chief Jeff Billings says none of the homes had an alarm system and most of the burglaries happened in the early evening hours, on days when the homeowners were not in town. He says other homes with alarm systems have also been broken into but nothing from those homes has been stolen. WCAX

VT’s $2.4 M Disaster Grant approved by FEMA: Gov. Peter Shumlin has announced that Vermont will receive a $2.4 million grant from FEMA for recovery services for survivors of Tropical Storm Irene. The funds will assist with unmet needs, including housing, social services and more. Press Release

New Constitutional Amendment Allows17 year olds to vote in 2012 Primaries: “Any person who turns 18 on or before November 6, 2012 can register to vote, cast a Presidential Primary ballot on March 6, 2012 (but not a town meeting ballot), and cast a ballot at the August 2012 Primary.” Press Release

Consumers Cautioned to be Wary of Door to Door Meat Trucks: In response to several reports of unscrupulous practices, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) is strongly cautioning consumers to be wary of door-to-door meat sellers. VAAFM is working closely with the police to investigate this issue. Press Release

WRJ Postal Sorting Center to Close: The U.S. Postal Service says it will close its facility in White River Junction. Staff at the plant was informed of the decision yesterday in a statement and a video from the U.S. postmaster general. A total of 245 people work at the White River Junction plant. Congress can act to save the U.S. Postal Service from dramatic cuts before a moratorium on closing facilities ends May 15. The plan is to begin shutting down half the mail handling facilities in the country starting May 16, the day after the moratorium ends. Burlington Free Press

2. Proctorsville Fire Dept Irene Utube Video
The Proctorsville Fire Department has put together a good collection of photos from Irene, documenting the first three days of the flood and recovery. It is dedicated to Sgt. Stocker, the member of the Air Guard who had a heart attack and died during the recovery phase.

3. Black River Today
The blog, Black River Today has moved to a new website Ralph Pace will continue running the site. If you have questions, or want to let him know how you like the new website, he can be reached at

4. Alternatives Presentation meeting Regarding Black River Town Highway Bridge
An Alternatives Presentation Meeting for the replacement of Ludlow Bridge No. 25, Main Street (VT Route 103) over the Black River in Ludlow, VT will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. The meeting is presented by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans).

The intent of the meeting is to inform the public about the proposed replacement of the Main Street Bridge, to discuss the alternatives that were considered, and to present proposed maintenance of traffic concepts. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. Representatives from VHB and VTrans will be available to address public concerns about the project.

5. Cavendish Events 2/24-2/29
February 24 (Friday): No school-Winter Recess
• Cavendish Black & White Film Series features Sunset Boulevard, 7 pm at the Cavendish Town Elementary School. The films are free, donations always welcome, and refreshments available. FMI: 226-7497.

February 25 (Saturday): Winter Farmers Market at the Ludlow Teen Center (Goodmans American Pie), Main Street Ludlow. FMI:
• Pen & Ink/Mixed Media with Don Hofer at Fletcher Farms School. FMI: 228-8770 or

February 26 (Sunday): Pen & Ink/Mixed Media with Don Hofer at Fletcher Farms School. FMI: 228-8770 or

February 27 (Monday): Sponsored by the CCCA, the Town Meeting Information Forum will be held at 7 pm at the Cavendish Town Elementary School in Proctorsville. This forum will address all issues on the 2012 ballot, including both the town and the school proposed budgets. Town and school officials will be present to discuss each issue.

February 28 (Tuesday): Bone Builders Class at the Cavendish Baptist-- Class from 10:15-11:45. FMI: Linda at Green Mountain RSVP & Volunteer Center of Windsor County at (802) 885-2083, or Anne Oakes or Andrew Ohotnicky at (802) 228-5236, Dot Ramsdell at (802) 226-7870

February 29 (Wednesday): Happy Leap Year

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