BRATTLEBORO—The family of Selectboard Chair David Gartenstein confirmed that he is recovering after a serious bicycle accident in Putney over the weekend.
BRATTLEBORO—“He’s going to be fine; he just needs some time,” said his wife, Liz Gartenstein.
BRATTLEBORO—She said that her husband is alert and will return home from the hospital within a couple of days.
BRATTLEBORO—She added that he sustained several fractured ribs when he fell from his bicycle on Holland Hill Road on June 8. A slight lung puncture is expected to heal without medical intervention.
BRATTLEBORO—Liz Gartenstein said that although her husband has no memory of the accident, his short- and long-term memory are fine.
BRATTLEBORO—Under town rules, Board Vice-Chair Kate O’Connor will chair Selectboard meetings in Gartenstein’s absence.