Shearer buys Lewis Motors in South Burlington

first_imgShearer Chevrolet Co. Inc.,Long-time Burlington auto dealer Bill Shearer acquired Lewis Motors in South Burlington effective July 1, 2009, adding three new brands to the Shearer family of dealerships in Vermont. The current location on Shelburne Road will be retained, but each brand will have its own dealership identity.  The names will be changed to Shearer Acura, Audi South Burlington and Volkswagen South Burlington.”Acura, Audi and Volkswagen are flagship brands that have become mainstays in Vermont.  The Lewis family has set a solid foundation for their future” said Shearer.Alex Lewis founded Lewis Motors in 1974 as a Volkswagen dealership.  The Audi franchise was added in 1976.  Alex’s son David joined the firm in 1987 after graduating from Norwich University.  The Acura dealership opened in 1995 and David Lewis purchased Lewis Motors from his Dad in 1996.Shearer Chevrolet was founded in 1928, and is one of the oldest dealerships in Vermont.  Shearer also operates Shearer Honda in Rutland, as well as Shearer Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac and GMC trucks in South Burlington.  It also owns and operates Direct Autobody, a brand new state-of-the-art collision repair facility which opened in 2008 and is located behind Shearer Chevrolet.The Shearer Auto Group will now be able to offer customers the best cars and trucks from Japan, Germany and the United States.  “It’s an exciting opportunity” Shearer concluded.last_img read more

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Atlético says 2 group members test positive for coronavirus

first_img August 9, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMADRID (AP) — Two members of Atlético Madrid’s group set to travel to Portugal for the Champions League quarterfinals tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday — the first pandemic-related setback among clubs participating in the final stage of Europe’s top club competition.The last eight is scheduled to begin in Lisbon on Wednesday amid tight health safety protocols to prevent a coronavirus outbreak from derailing the competition’s finale. The semifinals and Aug. 23 final will also be played in Lisbon.Other clubs involved in the quarterfinals have not reported any positive tests among its players recently. Associated Press Atlético says 2 group members test positive for coronavirus The Spanish club did not name those who tested positive and did not say if a player was involved. It said both people who were infected had been isolated at their homes.Atlético, which was expected to travel to Lisbon on Monday, said it immediately informed health authorities in Spain and Portugal about the positive results, as well as UEFA and other soccer bodies in both countries.It said in a statement that the entire group that was set to travel will be tested again, and that the team’s schedule is being altered to allow the new tests.Atlético is set to face Leipzig on Thursday in the last eight.The quarterfinals start on Wednesday with Atalanta facing Paris Saint-Germain. The other one-game series will involve Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich on Friday and Manchester City vs. Lyon on Saturday. The matches will take place at two stadiums in Lisbon.Earlier this week Atlético had to cancel a friendly of its women’s team after a positive test within the group.Atlético said that, after the Spanish league season had ended, the club asked for all Spanish teams still involved in European competitions to keep voluntarily following the league’s health safety protocols. It said UEFA only required one negative test from each member of the group within 72 hours of the trip to Lisbon, but the team had been testing its members weekly and was still working with the health safety inspector assigned by the Spanish league.Atlético said a total of 93 people had been tested the day before the squad returned to training on July 26, and the first team and those in close contact with it were tested again last Sunday, with all results coming back negative.Atlético is seeking its first title in Europe’s most lucrative club competition. It lost the 2014 and 2016 Champions League finals to city rival Real Madrid. It was also runner-up in 1974, losing to Bayern Munich. Diego Simeone´s team was eliminated by Juventus in the round of 16 last season. ___ More AP soccer https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports___Tales Azzoni on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tazzonilast_img read more

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