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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    Burlington council approves $200 million budget

    The mayor’s spending plan, which makes possible a 1 cent cut in the non-education tax rate, passed unanimously. But some councilors have taken issue with one revenue source: the extended parking enforcement hours.

    South Burlington to file legal brief in support of lawsuit to block F-35

    SOUTH BURLINGTON — The City Council voted 3-2 earlier this week to file an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in a lawsuit seeking to block the arrival of F-35 fighter jets at Burlington International Airport until the U.S. Air Force completes environmental reviews that the plaintiffs argue were not done properly. South Burlington […]

    Latest suspect pleads not guilty in beating death of Amos Beede

    Amber Dennis was ordered held without bail while awaiting an evidentiary hearing. Four others were arrested in California and are on their way back to Vermont to be arraigned, according to the state’s attorney’s office.

    Police arrest 5th suspect in murder at Burlington homeless camp

    Amber Dennis, 29, was arrested Monday for allegedly participating in the assault that led to Amos Beede’s death.

    UPDATED: Sex charges dropped in McAllister trial

    The prosecution dropped two felony counts alleging the Franklin County senator sexually assaulted a young woman who worked for him. He still faces a second trial involving a different accuser.

    UPDATED: Accuser takes stand in McAllister trial to speak of being ‘in hell’

    Sen. Norm McAllister’s accuser graphically described instances of alleged sexual assault Wednesday on the first day of his felony trial. The defense began hammering at inconsistencies in the accounts she has given.

    Jury is set in McAllister sex assault trial

    McAllister faces two felony counts that he sexually assaulted his former Statehouse intern while she was working as a farmhand on his Highgate property.

    Thousands attend vigil in Burlington for Orlando victims

    Leaders of Vermont’s LGBTQ community, faith leaders and politicians addressed a crowd that Burlington Police estimated was close to 2,000 from the steps of City Hall, during a vigil organized by the Pride Center of Vermont.

    County sheriff’s office settles discrimination case for $30,000

    The agreement spotlights the effort to develop a statewide model policy for bias-free policing, which is proving contentious with the removal of some elements from an earlier draft.

    Judge sets ground rules for McAllister trial scheduled this week

    They include a ban on using the word “victim” to refer to the young woman who says the suspended state senator sexually assaulted her repeatedly.

    Vermont Gas accused of violating pact with family in pipeline path

    A settlement allowed the family to stay in their home but contained a notification provision that was supposed to give them time to leave and stay elsewhere while construction is completed.

    Phone scam uses fake hostage scenario

    BURLINGTON — Police are warning of a phone scam where callers seek to convince people their loved ones are being held hostage and will be killed if the victim doesn’t pay the scammers. Burlington police began investigating after being contacted by a 23-year-old Milton woman who reported Monday that she received a call telling her […]

    Burlington won’t sue Trump for payment of costs from rally

    BURLINGTON — After a “careful investigation into the First Amendment and other legal considerations,” Mayor Miro Weinberger said the city will not take Donald Trump to court to try to hold him liable for costs incurred during his January rally at the Flynn Center. “That said, Mr. Trump’s failure to cooperate with local law enforcement […]

    One hurt in Burlington pipe bomb explosion inside vehicle

    BURLINGTON — A teenager accidentally set off a pipe bomb inside a car Wednesday while the vehicle was exiting I-189 in the city’s South End, injuring his hand and leg but not the driver or another passenger, police said. The driver, a 17-year-old female, was able to pull off Shelburne Road into a shopping plaza […]