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Stewart Ledbetter


Winooski, VT, United States

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Recent articles by Stewart:

'Huge hardship': Vermonters denied jobless benefits wait months to appeal

Department of Labor hit with class-action lawsuit on behalf of at least 600 Vermonters who were denied unemployment benefits over the pandemic and who waited months to have their appeals heard. The law requires hearings within 30 days. → Read More

Gov. Scott urges unity, releases new COVID-19 directives

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott sounded upbeat as he released new COVID-19 modeling. He also extended school mask guidance and a vaccine mandate for state employees. → Read More

'It's an amazing experience': Vermont National Guard unit training in Senegal

In Africa, state adjutant General said impact of military partnership hard to replicate back home → Read More

In Vermont, the nation's most-vaccinated state, Covid-19 infections are rising again

New cases primarily among unvaccinated residents. 'It's never too late to protect yourself,' Gov. Scott says → Read More

Vermont leaders on edge as infrastructure talks stall on Capitol Hill

The state could receive up to $2B in new aid to upgrade aging roads, water systems and expand broadband. → Read More

Homeless Vermonters who must leave motels July 1 are finding few options

Roughly 650 Vermonters housed in motels during the pandemic must leave July 1. It's unclear where they'll go, even with $2,500 state grants in their pockets. Ve... → Read More

NBC5 In Depth: Breaking down the 'American Rescue Plan' with state auditor

With billions of extra dollars flowing through state capitals last year aimed toward promoting pandemic relief, Vermont Auditor of Accounts Doug Hoffer believes there's plenty that could go wrong. → Read More

Vermont leaders hail unanimous passage of $7.3B 'transformative' state budget

Political leaders herald unanimous passage of the new $7.34B Vermont budget. Here's a look inside. → Read More

'It's been a year': new graduates celebrate 220th UVM commencement

University President Suresh Garimella tells class of '21, 'The world needs you on so many fronts' → Read More

Welch urges parents apply for expanded federal child tax credit

Newly expanded child tax credit is waiting for most local families but the deadline to file is coming up Monday → Read More

NBC5 In Depth: Addressing the disconnect with broadband in Vermont

With a massive infusion of federal funds headed to Vermont from the American Rescue Plan, advocates say this time widespread connectivity may become a reality. → Read More

NBC5 In Depth: Impact of the Chauvin verdict on local policing practices

The newsroom spoke with local police leadership to discuss the impacts that case had on policing practices and training in Vermont. → Read More

Vermont Senate OKs $7.17B budget

The Vermont Senate approved a mammoth spending plan for the coming year Thursday, flush with extra cash from Washington. → Read More

NBC5 In Depth: As Vermont's summer enrichment programs return, here's what to expect

"Summer 2021 needs to be about connection, engagement, healing, relationships." → Read More

CityPlace wins approval but new challenge ensures more delay

Just as CityPlace Burlington seemed back on track, opponents announced another legal appeal which could delay fall construction for months → Read More

Burlington Airport secures $14.5M for new terminal expansion

Project will integrate North & South concourses, single TSA checkpoint → Read More

NBC5 In Depth: Mark Levine on COVID-19 in Vermont, what comes next

Levine sat down to discuss the latest COVID-19 information and what comes next on NBC5 In Depth, a new weekly program that highlights events affecting the region. → Read More

Vermont vaccination effort accelerating, Springfield Hospital doses saved

Vermont's vaccine rollout is starting to pick up pace ahead of an anticipated increase in federal shipments next week. → Read More

Gov. Scott outlines 'transformative' budget in Statehouse address

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott outlined his administration's new budget for the year ahead Tuesday, focusing on much of his effort on economic recovery from the pandemic. → Read More

'I'm confident we can deliver': Inauguration Day in Montpelier

Vermont's statewide political leaders were sworn-in Thursday to begin new terms before a mostly-empty Statehouse. Each was mindful of the previous day's rioting... → Read More