Morgan True

Morgan True

Morgan True is VTDigger's Burlington bureau chief covering the city and Chittenden County. A Seattle native, he graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism before working for several publications in Massachusetts. He came to VTDigger in December 2013 from The Brockton Daily Enterprise, where he covered government, schools and hospitals in a city of about 100,000 people. Before joining The Enterprise, he worked for The Associated Press in Concord, N.H., where he served as a relief reporter in the Statehouse. He previously worked for The Quincy (Mass.) Patriot Ledger and as an intern at the Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette.

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    Environmental groups, others throw support behind Burlington Town Center project

    BURLINGTON — Environmental, energy and transportation groups have thrown their support behind a $220 million redevelopment of the current Burlington Town Center. The Conservation Law Foundation, the Vermont Natural Resource Council, the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, the Burlington Electric Commission, and the Chittenden County Regional Transportation Commission all publicly support the new mall and housing […]

    Wrong-way driving suspect moved to jail

    Steven Bourgoin, 36, is charged with five counts of second degree murder in connection with the deaths of five Central Vermont teenagers.

    Burlington school board member, candidate for House share bigoted views on social media

    Mike McGarghan, a candidate for state representative, called for Obama to be hung in Tweets, and School Board Member David Kirk shared memes on Facebook that disparaged immigrants and people of color.

    Eleventh hour deal reached by Burlington board, union to avert teacher strike

    The board and the union had been at loggerheads over raises, teacher contributions to health care and reimbursement for graduate courses.

    Judge: Court ordered mental health screening for Bourgoin

    A judge ordered the mental health screening prior to Bourgoin’s arraignment last Friday, anticipating that his mental health and competency would be at issue in the case.

    Friend says Bourgoin had childhood trauma, complained of Lyme disease

    Friends say Bourgoin had anxiety and PTSD from traumatic childhood experiences.

    Burlington House candidate called for Obama to be hanged in Tweet

    The Tweet is one of a handful from Michael McGarghan that denounce the president, promote conspiracy theories or contain anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric.

    House minority leader calls for break up of Chittenden County senate district

    “We have six senators and I do not believe any of them represent the majority of people in this community.”

    Howard Center disputes wrong-way driver referral

    The social service nonprofit also said Steven Bourgoin was not a client.

    New York City defense attorney rented car for man arrested on gun, drug charges in Burlington

    The Burlington police chief says Elena Roberts, an attorney with the New York Legal Aid Society’s criminal defense practice in Brooklyn, violated professional conduct standards.

    UPDATED: Driving suspect pleads not guilty from hospital bed

    Steven Bourgoin was charged with five counts of second degree murder and other charges in connection with the weekend crash that killed five Central Vermont teens.

    Alleged wrong-way driver faced financial and legal challenges

    The suspect in the killing of five teens was in a custody dispute and faced foreclosure leading up to the crash on Sunday night.

    Burlington celebrates opening of new downtown transit center

    The $7.7 million facility took 16 months to complete and was paid for with 80 percent federal money.

    Burlington teacher strike vote sets up final showdown at bargaining table

    The union says it will strike as early as Oct. 20 if a mediation session the day before doesn’t yield an agreement. The school board imposed a contract after earlier talks failed.