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Matt Leighton


Lebanon, NH, United States

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Past articles by Matt:

1 year later: Vermonters reflect on life during the COVID-19 pandemic

Vermonters had different experiences over the last year → Read More

Lebanon voters support eliminating school resource officer position

Outgoing school board chair said in part, "The Lebanon School Board will take the results of yesterday's vote under consideration. The next step is yet to be determined." → Read More

Looking back at the first COVID-19 case in Vermont one year later

State announced first presumptive positive case on March 7, 2020 → Read More

Newport business owner who defied mask mandate appears in court

Court hearing on Friday was for a motion for the preliminary injunction. → Read More

Corrections officials unable to pinpoint start of COVID-19 outbreak

Nearly 130 inmates at Northern State Correctional Facility have tested positive for COVID-19 → Read More

More than 100 inmates at Vermont correctional facility test positive for COVID-19

Officials said this is the largest outbreak in a Vermont facility since outbreak began → Read More

Sparkles or Fearless Frosty? Vermont town votes on names for snow plows

Students from Peacham Elementary picked 5 names that appeared on the Town Meeting Day ballot → Read More

Newest vaccine registration phase sees more than 18,000 sign-ups in first day

One man found it difficult to make an appointment Monday morning → Read More

Local colleges implementing new COVID-19 measures

UVM requiring students to be tested twice a week starting March 1 → Read More

Vermont COVID-19 relief bill totals nearly $80 million

A bill in the Vermont legislature allocates tens of millions of dollars to help Vermonters impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Bill H. 315 has nearly $80 million dollars in it that would use a combination of general funds and Coronavirus Relief Funds. "We have an opportunity right now, thankfully for a stronger then expected with our state revenues plus some extra coronavirus relief funds from… → Read More

Newport store continues to defy mask mandate day after court ruling

NBC5 News cameras captured workers not wearing masks on Wednesday → Read More

New restaurants slated to open in Hanover despite pandemic

The pandemic has impacted countless businesses but some signs of optimism as two new restaurants are planning to open this spring in the Upper Valley.Dunks, a "sports-themed bar and grill," will occupy the former Salt Hill Pub space at 7 Hanover Street in Hanover. The new restaurant will be the fourth operated in the Upper Valley by the Blue Sky Restaurant Group."...risky thing to do in such a… → Read More

UVM study finds overall police spending down in Vermont

Researchers look at 98 cities and towns in Vermont → Read More

Proposed bill would ban flavored tobacco products from being sold in Vermont

Bill S. 24 would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, e-liquids and flavored cigarettes → Read More

Burlington City Council votes to postpone decision on legal settlement with CityPlace developers

City council voted to table the item at Tuesday night's meeting → Read More

Vermont plows prepared, utility officials watching forecast ahead of storm

Vermont Agency of Transportation says 260 pieces of equipment will be out for the storm across the state → Read More

What to know before filling your 2020 tax return in Vermont, New Hampshire

The tax filing period for 2020 opened Friday, and the owner of tax preparation business said there are a number of changes this year because of the pandemic.Local tax experts are noting that the coronavirus pandemic, and the many changes that came with it, may make tax season more difficult for some. One thing that won't be a concern — stimulus checks. The one-time payment received by millions… → Read More

Some homebound Vermonters receiving COVID-19 vaccine

VNH and Rescue Inc. are teaming up to help deliver doses to eligible homebound adults → Read More

Rutland County seeing increase in COVID-19 cases

Bennington and Rutland counties combined have seen a 76% increase in new cases since mid-January, according to information from the state → Read More

How New Hampshire classrooms are discussing Trump's second impeachment trial

As the second impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump began on Tuesday, this historic event has been discussed in some classrooms. Some students at Lebanon High School in AP U.S. Government class have been talking about the second impeachment trial. "We sort of recognize that a fair amount of the Trump presidency has sort of been unchartered territory," senior Ryan Tanski… → Read More