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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    UVM’s new budget model has faculty on edge

    At issue is whether the new system is encouraging an increase or decrease in academic offerings and favoring certain fields of study over others that are less popular.

    Students, alumni and faculty struggle for answers after Burlington College closure

    Burlington College officially closes today.

    Burlington police investigating assault of transgender man

    BURLINGTON — Police say they are investigating the severe beating of a transgender man at a homeless encampment near the Barge Canal area on Pine Street as a possible hate crime. Officers said they were called to the encampment Monday just after 11 a.m., several hours after an apparent assault. They discovered a 38-year-old transgender […]

    Burlington building height debate draws opinionated crowd

    The Planning Commission heard two hours of public comment at only the first of several meetings before it makes a recommendation to the City Council. At issue is a possible zoning change to accommodate a $220 million downtown redevelopment.

    Updated: McAllister files for re-election as sex assault trial nears

    “I don’t think he should run, and if he were to run, I don’t think it’s the best thing for him to run as a Republican,” said Vermont GOP Chairman David Sunderland on Monday.

    Burlington City Council vets upcoming budget

    The mayor’s proposed budget would cut property tax rates by half a penny.

    EPA top administrator heralds brownfield cleanup grants

    State, EPA officials announce $800,000 in brownfield assessment grants for Vermont

    Trustees say feds may be investigating Burlington College land deal, but no official confirmation

    Two trustees and a financial advisor say they have heard reports the 2010 land deal orchestrated by former college President Jane Sanders, wife of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, is under scrutiny.

    Burlington College chair: School hopes to pay back all creditors

    People’s United Bank, the school’s main creditor and the first mortgage holder on its remaining North Avenue campus, is “in the driver’s seat,” says the head of the college’s board of trustees.

    Footage shows key moments in police standoff and shooting

    Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo said he released all the body camera video from the incident where an officer killed Ralph “Phil” Grenon, except when it is redundant or as necessary to preserve “a modicum of Mr. Grenon’s dignity.”

    Burlington officer cleared in killing of mentally ill man

    “It is clear that criminal charges are not supported by the evidence,” said Deputy State’s Attorney Bram Kranichfeld. Ralph “Phil” Grenon was shot in March while wielding knives after a standoff lasting hours.

    Weinberger taps state official as economic development head

    Noelle MacKay is commissioner of the state Department of Housing and Community Development, a position she’s held for five years. Before that she was executive director of Smart Growth Vermont.

    Legislative action called ‘major milestone’ for Burlington plans

    The provision makes two important extensions for the portion of Burlington’s waterfront tax increment financing district where a $220 million redevelopment of the Burlington Town Center mall area is planned.

    Judge allows separate trials for McAllister’s alleged victims

    A judge granted Sen. Norm McAllister’s motion to have two separate trials for the sexual assault charges he faces. The first trial is expected to start June 15. McAllister maintains his innocence, and has said he may still run for reelection.