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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    Business pitch competition will include college entrepreneurs

    The LaunchVT competition, entering its fourth year, awards cash prizes to help winning entrepreneurs get their business ideas off the ground.

    Developer: Burlington’s property taxes discourage new housing

    Erik Hoekstra, with the real estate firm Redstone, went before city officials with an appeal and a warning after receiving a tax bill for $3 million.

    Burlington bills Trump for Flynn Center rally

    BURLINGTON — City officials are billing Donald Trump’s campaign for costs incurred for public safety and security during his Jan. 7 rally at the Flynn Center on Main Street. Mayor Miro Weinberger sent the Republican presidential candidate two separate invoices, one for the overtime worked by police officers and one for firefighters. The total tab? […]

    Court battle looms between Shelburne, rail company

    The town and Vermont Rail System have found common ground, but the dispute over a salt shed on Route 7 has not been resolved.

    Burlington retirement board looks at fossil fuel divestment

    A Progressive city councilor says fossil fuel divestment is about slowing the progress of climate change, and she says the numbers are starting to make sense, too.

    VIDEO: Officers cleared in fatal raid; questions on tactics remain

    The shooting was justified because the two officers “reasonably believed” they were in imminent danger of being killed or seriously injured, said State’s Attorney T.J. Donovan.

    Burlington audit shows $4.2 million surplus

    Mayor Miro Weinberger said the news means that no property tax increase will be needed. He hopes to put some of the surplus toward the capital plan and some toward “strategies to address the growing opiate challenge.”

    Burlington police commissioner disturbed by masks on officers

    Police Chief Brandon del Pozo responded that he opposes the wearing of balaclavas on principle but said they serve a legitimate purpose in a narrow range of circumstances.

    Burlington Police Commission urges chief to ‘rein in’ federal operations, following deadly DEA raid

    Commission members said they were especially upset that several bullets left the apartment where the raid took place and reportedly almost struck a neighbor in his home.

    International heroin smuggling suspect’s lawyer seeks delay

    BURLINGTON — The federal public defender for a man indicted in an attempt to smuggle 88 pounds of heroin into Vermont from Guatemala is asking the judge for more time to prepare his client’s defense. Diego Paredes, 33, was arrested in October. Authorities say he accepted delivery of a shipment sent to a Manchester business […]

    Council approves controversial ballot question on Burlington traffic change

    If the ballot measure aimed at blocking the North Avenue pilot project passes, and city officials heed the public directive, supporters say it would scuttle efforts to make North Avenue safer.

    Vermont providers hope federal opiate treatment bill will advance

    As the opiate epidemic deepens in Vermont and nationwide, local health care providers are hoping Congress will change federal laws that limit their ability to prescribe recovery drugs.

    Former motel becomes permanent housing for homeless

    Following a national model aimed at providing permanent housing for the long-term homeless, social service nonprofits in Burlington have renovated a former motel into subsidized housing.

    Champlain Housing Trust buys Ethan Allen Apartments from UVM

    COLCHESTER — The Champlain Housing Trust purchased the Ethan Allen Apartments on Barnes Avenue from the University of Vermont for $3.9 million, the organization said this week. Existing tenants in the 31 unit apartment complex will have the opportunity to sign new leases with CHT in June. Over time CHT will convert 19 of the […]

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