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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    Judge grants Quiros limited reprieve from asset freeze

    A federal court judge has partially modified his order to freeze the assets of Miami businessman Ariel Quiros, while the Securities and Exchange Commission’s fraud case against him proceeds. The SEC charged Quiros and his partner, Bill Stenger, with 52 counts of securities violations for running a Ponzi-like scheme in the Northeast Kingdom using the […]

    Court: Trucking firm, railroad angled to avoid local regulations

    The town of Shelburne is fighting a plan to build a road salt transfer facility. In court filings, attorneys for the companies behind the project acknowledge it was structured to be exempt from local oversight.

    Man reaches plea deal for posting KKK fliers on women’s homes

    William Schenk pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct enhanced by a hate crime penalty Wednesday in Chittenden County Superior Court.

    Business leaders increase pressure to approve Burlington redevelopment deal

    Prominent players in the local economy urged City Council members to act expeditiously in approving the Burlington Town Center redevelopment. But several councilors appear uncomfortable with the timeline being pushed.

    Burlington College meets with accrediting agency about probation

    The probationary period is set to end in July. Last week’s meeting was an opportunity for Burlington College to report on its efforts to improve its finances and increase enrollment, said college President Carol Moore.

    UPDATED: Activists call on Leahy to intervene in case of human rights leader arrested by ICE

    Diaz, who is Mexican and has worked in Vermont dairies for several years, was arrested by plainclothes ICE agents outside the Green Goddess restaurant in Stowe, which was hosting an event with Mexican food.

    In the Kingdom, the Ponzi cleanup crew is on the case

    Attorney Michael Goldberg says it’s going to be “better than business as usual” at Jay Peak Resort while he’s in charge. He hopes to do the same for Q Burke Mountain Resort and the new hotel there, and has asked a federal judge to place both entities under his receivership.

    Justices OK lifting of event limits for Burlington’s Waterfront Park

    BURLINGTON — The state Supreme Court recently upheld an environmental court ruling removing most limits on the city’s ability to host events at Waterfront Park. In November 2012, Mayor Miro Weinberger sought to amend conditions in the city’s Act 250 permit for the greenway along Lake Champlain. That permit was last updated in 1994. Among […]

    Gubernatorial candidates call for investigation into state’s role in EB-5 fraud case

    Matt Dunne and Sue Minter on Monday called for the Shumlin administration to release emails relating to the Jay Peak EB-5 projects. Peter Galbraith called for an independent commission to investigate the state’s role in the alleged Jay Peak fraud.

    Administration: Email deletion request unrelated to fraud case

    Gov. Peter Shumlin’s chief of staff said the governor was not aware his lawyer had asked for the emails of former top aide Alex MacLean and others to be deleted. MacLean later worked for the resort that is caught up in a fraud probe.

    The hole in Newport swallows up a lot of hopes — but not all

    Locals reacted with a mixture of disappointment, anger and a few I-told-you-sos after the state and federal governments filed fraud charges against the men who promised to bring jobs and a major redevelopment to the city.

    From addict to attorney: A drug user’s path to redemption

    Timothy Fair was arrested in 2004 with 42 grams of cocaine. Since then he’s become a criminal defense attorney. How he got from one place to another says a lot about what works and what doesn’t in Vermont’s justice system.

    Updated: Feds charge Quiros and Stenger with ‘Ponzi-like’ scheme

    The SEC accuses the developers of fraudulently misusing $200 million; Ariel Quiros allegedly used $50 million to pay for personal expenses, including a luxury condo.

    Students and parents in Burlington say cutting teachers is the wrong way to close budget gap

    Superintendent Yaw Obeng said closing the budget gap was necessary to avoid state education tax penalties included in Act 46, the state’s recently passed education reform law.