Month: August 2016

Messages from Montpelier

By REP. CAROLYN BRANAGAN (R-Franklin 1, Georgia) The new state fiscal year started July 1. It is always interesting to see how the new year begins, because there is often a pattern that continues throughout the year. Sure enough, July revenues showed continuation of the trend we have been seeing for more than five years: Tax revenues are coming in below estimates in each of three major funds. Let’s take a look. The general fund was down in tax revenue compared to a year ago, but fees were up. In fact, more than double the amount of fees were...

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Marjorie J. (Lamphere) Bartley

NORTH SPRINGFIELD – Marge, wife of Leonard M. Bartley, died at the Springfield Health & Rehab Center on Sunday Aug. 7 at age 81. The daughter of Hyland R. and Bernice I. (Olney) Lamphere, Marge was born in West Burke on May 26, 1935, while her father was serving at Camp Willoughby in the Civil Conservation Corps. She grew up and lived most of her life in North Springfield, where her mother’s family had lived since the 1780s. She was a life-long, active member of the Advent Christian Church, where she married her husband on May 5, 1953. Marge...

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District: Preavys’ claims lack merit

Attorneys for Milton Town School District filed a lengthy motion this week, asking the Vermont Superior Court to rule in its favor and forgo a trial in last fall’s football hazing lawsuit. The 23-page motion for summary judgment, along with 83 pages of supporting material, seeks to convince the court a reasonable jury could not find in favor of the plaintiffs, Sean and Karen Preavy and Tracy Stopford, parents of the late hazing victim Jordan Preavy. Jordan was one of three identified victims in the case, which divided the community and ultimately resulted in Superintendent John Barone’s dismissal. Jordan...

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Robert Anderson Jr.

SAN ANGELO, TEXAS – Robert Gerry Anderson Jr., 49, died Jan. 13, 2016 in San Angelo, Texas. Bobby was born Aug. 20, 1965 in Burlington, the son of Robert G. and Dorthea (Williamson) Anderson. He is survived by his father, Robert G. Anderson Sr., of Milton; by his sister Ruth Morallas and her husband, Ray Abernathy, of Brownwood, Texas; by his stepsister, Lisa Draper, and her husband, Bruce, of Clearwater, Fla.; and by her stepbrothers Lonnie Bilodeau and his wife, Gina, of West Chazy, N.Y. and Gary Bilodeau of Swanton. He was predeceased by his mother, Dorthea Williamson Anderson,...

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