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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    McAllister backs out of plea deal on sex charges

    If McAllister is allowed to withdraw his plea, he will once again face the more serious charge of sexual assault, which carries a possible life sentence.

    Patient support staff at UVM Medical Center press for changes

    They want a bargaining unit separate from other support workers, as well as a base wage of $15 an hour and a limit on the number of patients they’re responsible for during a shift.

    Vermont to initiate hemp testing pilot program

    The experiment has been described as a route toward greater legitimacy for the industry.

    Councilors want a pause in home buyouts near airport

    Residents eligible to have their homes purchased because of the effect of airport noise begged the council not to take any action that could scuttle those deals.

    Burlington council to seek voter input on $15/hour minimum wage

    Council President Jane Knodell wants to ask residents in March to support urging the Vermont Legislature to increase the hourly wage rate to $15.

    Burlington police say thief stealing catalytic converters

    BURLINGTON — City police are warning residents that catalytic converters are being stolen off cars, primarily Toyotas and Hondas, sometimes from crowded parking lots and during daylight. The Police Department said Thursday that it’s investigating a series of catalytic converter thefts between Jan. 2 and Monday from multiple cars in Burlington and the surrounding areas. […]

    Burlington mayor appoints new library director

    BURLINGTON — Mayor Miro Weinberger announced his pick for director of the Fletcher Free Library on Thursday. Mary Danko brings 14 years of library experience, most recently with the Abbott Library in Sunapee, New Hampshire. “The Fletcher Free Library is experiencing an exciting period of capital investment, programmatic expansion, and growing public use and enjoyment,” […]

    Report: McAllister considering withdrawing plea deal

    Channel 5 also says the ex-state senator talked about possibly firing his legal team. He pleaded no contest to three charges Tuesday, just before his second sexual assault trial.

    Burlington School District passes $74M budget, seeks bonding measure

    The property tax rate increase will be 5.25 percent if voters approve the budget. The median home owner would pay an additional $210 per year.

    McAllister takes plea deal to avoid second sex assault trial

    The former state senator agreed to plead no contest to two counts of prohibited acts and one count of lewd and lascivious conduct.

    McAllister to stand trial next week in second sex assault case

    The defense will challenge the credibility of his accuser, according to court filings, as his attorneys did in an earlier trial that ended with those charges dropped.

    Russian link to malware on Burlington Electric Department computer now in question

    The Washington Post said it received bad information from anonymous authorities who leaked to them “without having all the facts.”

    Maple Leaf Treatment Center in Underhill to temporarily close next week

    While the state is investigating complaints against the drug treatment facility in Underhill received in December, the closing was a decision between Maple Leaf’s administration and state officials because of staffing issues.

    Police: Dead man’s injuries consistent with fall from bridge

    BURLINGTON — An autopsy has confirmed that 22-year-old Nicholas Cusson-Ducharme, who died Saturday, was killed by injuries consistent with falling from the Blue Bridge, which connects Burlington and Winooski, police say. Cusson-Ducharme’s body was discovered at the bridge by a “concerned acquaintance,” according to police. He was out with friends in downtown Burlington on Saturday […]