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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    Shumlin jabs controversial drugmaker but holds off full punch

    The governor condemned Mylan for raising prices on its EpiPen but defended the company as a good Vermont employer.

    Overdose reversal drug cleared for wide sale over the counter

    Officials said it’s more important than ever for drug users and the people close to them to have naloxone, commonly referred to by the brand name Narcan.

    Burlington man charged with trafficking drug-addicted women

    He is accused of using drugs — either providing or withholding them — threats and violence to coerce six women as young as 19 into prostitution.

    Family shocked by overdose deaths of two brothers

    “The picture of their blue, lifeless bodies, playing over and over again in my head, will never leave me peace,” Penny Thibault wrote to reporters.

    Four women plead guilty to bilking Medicaid of more than $100,000

    Four northwestern Vermont women were convicted last week of defrauding Medicaid out of $100,000 over a five-year period, according to the attorney general’s office. The four women perpetrated a scheme wherein they submitted false timesheets to ARIS Solutions, the payroll company for the Vermont Children’s Personal Care Program, a Medicaid program that provides caregivers to […]

    Drug task force expands with help of federal money

    The addition of five detectives comes as synthetic opiates are being blamed for a spike in overdoses.

    How Burlington’s $22 million TIF bond will be used for new roadways

    Don Sinex, the developer of the Burlington Mall, will not get a reduction in property taxes because of tax increment financing.

    State Supreme Court clears way for gas price-fixing suit

    The lawsuit asserts that four wholesalers realized more than $100 million in illegal profits by conspiring to keep gas prices artificially high in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties.

    Progress but no deal in Burlington teacher talks, says board

    Both sides moved closer on their offers during a Wednesday mediation session, according to the school board.

    Settlement will slash Burlington airport property tax bill

    A new assessment dropped the value of Burlington’s properties in South Burlington to $52 million, from $77 million.

    Lobbying firm helps business group promote Burlington projects

    The Burlington Business Association hired Montpelier lobbying firm KSE Partners to help advocate for the Town Center proposal and other development.

    Burlington teachers and board prepare for final round of talks

    Thirty days after the fact-finding report is delivered to the two sides, the board will have the option to impose contract terms, and teachers will have the option to strike in response.

    Burlington school librarian cuts raise accreditation concerns

    Some are questioning whether the Burlington School District would be in compliance with educational standards after planned reductions in librarian positions.

    Plans announced to overhaul One Burlington Square

    BURLINGTON — The owner of One Burlington Square, a downtown office building at the corner of College and Pine streets, plans to redevelop that space, according to city officials. The owner, Investors Corporation of Vermont, plans to add additional covered parking to the first floor and add an additional floor to the building, in order […]