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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    UPDATED: Vermont PBS sells broadcast license back to the feds for $56 million

    The station’s transmissions will not be affected, says its CEO Holly Groschner, and the money will be used to “take us into the 21st century. …” The FCC will resell the spectrum to broadband providers.

    Burlington, partners taking new steps to tackle opiate crisis

    It is “unmistakably clear that this opioid crisis has continued to deepen, taking lives at an unprecedented rate and ravaging the community,” the mayor said.

    Others step up to meet rehab demand after Maple Leaf closure

    The physicians working with Maple Leaf Associates have found space to see their outpatient clients, and other inpatient providers plan to add beds.

    Former Burlington College dorm eyed for transitional housing

    Under the proposal, the property would be run as a sober-living home for at least 13 homeless people with high needs.

    UVM faculty union blasts spending on executives, managers

    BURLINGTON — As contract negotiations get underway between the University of Vermont and the union representing faculty, the union says the school is spending too much on managers and executives and not enough on professors. The current three-year contract expires June 30. The University of Vermont chapter of United Academics/AFT cites a study by the […]

    ‘Super Troopers’ satire provokes muddled online response

    The meme suggested that a fictional Vermont state trooper from the 2001 movie had been denied entry at the border. Some on social media decried it as “fake news.”

    Maple Leaf closure leaves doctors, state scrambling to help patients

    Close to 160 opioid-dependent patients receiving buprenorphine and counseling through Maple Leaf Associates outpatient services will now need to make other arrangements to continue their medication and therapy.

    Maple Leaf board shuts down treatment programs

    The decision surprised state officials. The Underhill center has nearly a third of the state’s inpatient drug treatment beds and had been working to rebound from a temporary closure.

    Burlington housing development gets DRB approval

    BURLINGTON — A massive lakefront housing development on the former Burlington College campus received approval from the city’s Development Review Board this week. The project, dubbed Cambrian Rise by developer Eric Farrell, would include 733 condominiums and apartments in 10 buildings. The development includes roughly 40,000 square feet of commercial space and 1,100 parking spaces […]

    South Burlington sees resistance to dropping ‘Rebels’ name

    After the school board voted last week to abandon the name, residents have taken to Facebook and petition drives in hopes of reversing the decision.

    Ex-staff: Maple Leaf investigated by AG’s office, regulator

    “They didn’t have enough staff for what we were billing for, that’s the bottom line,” said one former employee of the treatment center.

    Burlington taking fresh look at affordable housing rules

    A consulting firm says the inclusionary zoning ordinance has met a key goal but that a number of factors prevent the city from keeping up with demand for housing.

    Burlington Electric, Vermont Gas announce new energy saving program

    BURLINGTON — The Burlington Electric Department and Vermont Gas are hoping a little friendly competition will induce city residents to be more energy efficient. A new website will allow customers to compare their energy use to people with similar housing and offer them a “wide-range of possible steps, services, and savings opportunities based upon each […]

    Burlington board readying in case Scott education plan gains traction

    BURLINGTON — The city school board says if Gov. Phil Scott’s education plan calling for level-funded budgets is adopted, it would require the district to cut $3.2 million from its recently approved budget. Scott, a Republican, faces long odds in persuading the Democrat-dominated Legislature to adopt his plan, which would have communities vote on school […]