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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    Disaster drill involves simulated infectious disease outbreak

    The training exercise envisions an outbreak in which thousands of Vermonters are infected and hundreds are dead or dying while hospitals are overwhelmed and medical supplies need to be distributed across the state.

    Tenants must be out of aging Memorial Auditorium by year end

    The Burlington city engineer has said the building won’t be fit for continued occupancy without significant repairs. The city has been considering the future of the property and nearby parcels, including their possible use for a new UVM sports arena.

    Chittenden County Senate race draws dollars into Democratic primary scrum

    As of July 15, with three weeks to go before the primary, candidates had spent more than $105,000. In all of 2014, spending topped out at $141,000. The dollars are pouring in partly because two seats are open among the six-person delegation, which is unusual.

    Burlington ends pact for Moran plant redevelopment

    The effort had remained stalled more than a year past a deadline for progress, and the recent end to a development company’s role alongside the nonprofit New Moran Inc. appears to have brought things to a head.

    As second McAllister sex assault trial set, his son lashes out

    The state senator’s trial on a second set of sexual misconduct charges is scheduled for three days starting Aug. 10. His first trial ended with the charges being dropped.

    Redstone no longer working on Moran redevelopment

    The City of Burlington asked the real estate development firm to drop out over a conflict of interest.

    Burlington bicyclist arrested on firearms violation

    BURLINGTON — Police and federal agents arrested a man on a charge of unlawful firearm possession after investigators determined he had a rifle in violation of federal law. Malcolm Tanner, 52, was homeless and had been camping on the edge of the Old North End, according to authorities. He had come to the attention of […]

    Burlington hikes ambulance fees

    The increase is needed to keep pace with the rising cost of medical supplies and other necessities and will help “offset other costs within the department,” according to Fire Chief Steven Locke.

    Burlington College appears unable to repay all creditors

    Board Chair Yves Bradley said that, even with the sale of the land where the college was located, he does not expect the school’s remaining assets will cover its bank debt.

    Burlington councilors clash on timeline for vetting new zoning

    The council referred the zoning amendment to its Ordinance Committee but plans to take up the issue again Aug. 15, regardless of any action by the committee. The zoning change is a precondition for the Town Center Mall redevelopment.

    Matt Dunne: Seizing the moment and the mantle

    The former state senator has carved out a spot for himself as a progressive outsider, not unlike Bernie Sanders, the consummate insider outsider. Dunne says it’s an expression of his long-held political beliefs, not political maneuvering.

    Recusal sparks controversy on Burlington Planning Commission

    Several residents questioned the role of a commissioner at Wednesday’s contentious public hearing on a zoning change. They called on Yves Bradley, the chairman, to recuse himself.

    Burlington police suspend solo officer patrols, Vermont reacts to Dallas shootings

    Five law enforcement officers were killed and seven injured at a protest in downtown Dallas over the killing of two black men by police earlier this week in Louisiana and Minnesota.

    Planning board advances zoning change for Town Center project

    Opponents had hoped the Burlington Planning Commission would hit the brakes on its review, providing more time for public scrutiny.