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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    South Burlington teen suspect back in custody

    The FBI and South Burlington police allege that Josiah Leach fabricated instant messaging conversations on Facebook attempting to pin the crime on a friend, according to court records.

    No criminal charges for protesters at Middlebury College

    Local police said they didn’t have evidence to charge people they could identify and that they didn’t know the names of others. But they agreed with the college: Many weren’t students.

    UVM board approves historically low tuition increases

    The college says it’s the smallest percentage increase since 1977. UVM is still among the most expensive public universities in the country.

    UPDATED: Judge denies stay on Town Center mall project

    The ruling paves the way for construction to begin in early July on the $225 million redevelopment. The project cleared other legal hurdles late last week, although some remain.

    Q&A with UVM commencement speaker James Fallows

    The onetime presidential speechwriter talks Trump, tech, journalism and the future of today’s graduates.

    Attorney general weighs in on public records case

    The case involves a request from GOP Vice Chair Brady Toensing, who is seeking emails from private accounts of former Attorney General William Sorrell and eight of his staffers.

    Burlington announces plans for $500,000 for low-income child care

    The $500,000 comes from payments in lieu of taxes from the city’s utilities and is included in Weinberger’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget.

    High-ranking Burlington official to step down in September

    BURLINGTON — The city’s chief administrative officer, essentially the No. 2 position in city government, is planning to step down in September, the mayor announced Wednesday. Bob Rusten joined city government with Mayor Miro Weinberger in 2013 and is widely credited with helping the mayor restore the city’s finances over the last four years. A […]

    GlobalFoundries lays off about a dozen in Vermont

    The company said it had hoped to meet savings goals for its factories through a voluntary buyout program.

    Judge issues foreclosure order for Burlington College

    People’s United Bank expects to buy the remaining property, then resell it. The bank is looking at a loss of more than $700,000 on a loan to the school; other creditors get nothing.

    Burlington Town Center developer asks judge to dismiss legal challenge

    Developer Don Sinex is also requesting a judge to require opponents to put up a multi-million dollar bond in case the project is unnecessarily delayed by appeals.

    Burlington makes plans for grants under threat of Trump cuts

    The city is expecting $1.1 million for projects that include building affordable housing and providing summer camp opportunities and nutritious meals for children in low-income families.

    VTDigger, newspapers and First Amendment group back appeal of private email ruling

    The Vermont Journalism Trust argues that a recent ruling “will create a huge loophole that enables public officials to conceal public records simply by communicating on a private email server.”

    Legislation gives boost to Burlington’s Moran redevelopment

    The bill authorizes a public market in an area that is otherwise restricted in its uses. The Burlington Farmers Market plans to make its home there.