SHOREHAM — Martin Veit and Sophie Gerry were both active cyclists until a fateful day this past fall in Shoreham when an allegedly drunken driver knocked them off their bikes and onto a long road to recovery. Neither of the two unrelated bikers have gotten back into the cycling saddle since the sixth annual Tour de Farms back on Sept. 15, when police say Brian E. Miller, 54, struck the pair as they were riding along Route 74 west of Shoreham village.
ADDISON COUNTY — United Way of Addison County is joining a promotion dubbed “#GivingTuesday” that aims to inspire people to take action to improve their communities and give back to help create a better world for everyone.
On Dec. 3 — the Tuesday after Thanksgiving — #GivingTuesday will leverage social media to create a national movement dedicated to giving, just as Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been positioned to be synonymous with holiday shopping.
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Nov. 26 chose a manager of Charlotte’s Point Bay Marina to fill a vacancy on the board created by the October resignation of longtime selectman John DeVos Jr.
Steve Gutowski, 60, was the pick among a field of six candidates that selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence described as strong across the board.
“They all were great candidates, and each offered something valuable and different,” Lawrence said.
VERMONT — Vermont’s hunters will get one final chance for a deer this year during the muzzleloader deer season and the second part of the archery deer season. The two seasons run at the same time — Dec. 7-15.
A muzzleloader hunter may take one legal buck anywhere in the state. In addition, a hunter who received a muzzleloader antlerless deer permit may take one antlerless deer in the Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) designated on the permit.
ADDISON COUNTY — Three local high schools have combined forces for the first time to put on a joint chorus concert of a Vivaldi masterwork.
Choruses from Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Middlebury union high schools will stage the performance on Thursday at 7:00 at the VUHS gymnasium.
“It’s really neat to combine forces, like how Vergennes and Mount Abe share a football team,” Mount Abraham choir director Megan LaRose said.
SHOREHAM — The town of Shoreham welcomes a new town clerk this week.
Incumbent Clerk Amy Douglas decided to step down, effective Nov. 29, after approximately five years of service. The selectboard has appointed resident Julie Ortuno to take Douglas’ place until the Town Meeting Day elections next March.
Douglas said she has simply decided to retire.
“I really enjoyed it,” she said of the job. “I just decided that now was the time (to retire).”
ADDISON COUNTY — Locally in high school field hockey, 2013 was the year of the Eagle. After a highly competitive regular season in the Division I Metro Conference, the Mount Abraham Union High School team dominated the D-II playoffs on the way to the program’s seventh championship and first since 2006.
VERMONT — A former Middlebury Union High School field hockey standout is among three Vermont Sports Media Association Athlete of the Month winners for October.