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Matthew Roy

Matthew Roy

News editor Matthew Roy has been at Seven Days since 2014. Before that, he was an editor at The Virginian-Pilot.

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  • Backstory: This Year’s ‘Funniest Fact-Check’ Set the Record Straight on Tit vs. Teat
  • Backstory: This Year’s ‘Funniest Fact-Check’ Set the Record Straight on Tit vs. Teat

    Seven Days' special Dairy Issue was devoted entirely to examining the viability of Vermont's signature agricultural industry. Here the elephant in the room is the "cow in the barn." I was the lead editor on the project. The anchor story, by Kirk Kardashian, provided a historical overview as well as essential info about how the business works. It needed some color, so I inserted a quick anecdote about Fred Tuttle, the folksy dairy farmer who had starred in John O'Brien's 1996 film Man With a Plan, then actually ran for the U.S. Congress in real life as a publicity stunt to promote the movie.
  • Massive Fire Strikes Montpelier Lumberyard
  • Massive Fire Strikes Montpelier Lumberyard

    Updated at 9 p.m. Firefighters battled a huge blaze in Montpelier on Wednesday evening — the second fire to strike downtown after the devastating…
  • It's Town Meeting Day 2023!
  • It's Town Meeting Day 2023!

    Town Meeting Day is here! As pandemic shutdowns become a memory, more and more towns are planning their traditional in-person sessions to hash out…
  • Backstory: Easiest Story to Spot
  • Backstory: Easiest Story to Spot

    My wife and I were walking our dog in downtown Burlington in July when we passed a young man standing on a sidewalk, gesticulating oddly. He'd take a half step forward, move his hands in front of his face with no discernible purpose, step back, then repeat. He seemed oblivious to the traffic whizzing past on North Winooski Avenue and the other people around. I paused and studied his strange ritual.

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