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: Arrest made in South Burlington threat case

    Threats via email and social media have targeted five teachers and 11 students. Police say they have received numerous tips and are seeking information from the public.

    Dieng seeks to be second ‘New American’ on Burlington City Council

    Ali Dieng, raised in Senegal, is one of three Democrats seeking a city council seat vacated by Tom Ayres. Former Republican City Councilor Vince Dober is also running for the New North End post in a special election in June.

    Judge: Officials’ messages on private accounts aren’t public

    Attorney General TJ Donovan, while endorsing transparency, said the request at issue here would have violated officials’ privacy. The secretary of state called the ruling “alarming.”

    Threats lead to lockdown at South Burlington High School

    SOUTH BURLINGTON — South Burlington High School went into lockdown Wednesday after school staff received threatening emails and phone calls this week. Superintendent David Young reported that threats were received Tuesday “through hacked student email accounts at the high school” and “a concerning phone call later in the day.” South Burlington police “identified both as […]

    Electric buses get trial run in quest for sustainable transit

    One is giving free rides on Green Mountain Transit routes. The Burlington Electric Department is using state money to help GMT and UVM try out the vehicles.

    State hosting sessions on new opioid prescription rules

    BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health is hosting a series of presentations in the coming weeks to help familiarize health care professionals with new rules for prescribing opioids. A new law limiting the number of opioid painkillers a doctor can prescribe and requiring providers to counsel patients on the risk of addiction will take […]

    Burlington faces tight window to approve final Town Center deal

    Officials defended the use of closed-door council meetings as the mayor’s administration negotiates high-profile development deals, including one with the Town Center owner.

    Five face indictments in Colchester drug ring

    The owner of Almighty Peaks Painting told a DEA agent that he started selling heroin because so many of his employees used the drug, “it was an easy way to pay them.”

    Delays for St. Albans treatment clinic ‘troubling,’ state official says

    For years, hundreds of people in Franklin and Grand Isle counties have had to make daily trips to South Burlington or Newport, often using public transportation, to get treatment medicine.

    Police: Essex school threats were likely ‘swatting’ hoax

    olice say the credibility of threats to Essex High School, which resulted in lockdowns at area schools Wednesday, has “greatly diminished” after their initial investigation. The Essex Police Department said in a statement Thursday that its “investigative efforts and analysis of the (threatening) call have found many consistencies with ‘swatting.’” Swatting is the practice of […]

    Legal challenge to Burlington project will focus on parking

    A lawyer for the opponents says the proposed parking garage is inadequate because the Town Center developer plans to tear down an existing garage that’s nearly as big.

    Burlington tech initiative has new executive director

    URLINGTON — Dennis Moynihan, who is assuming the helm of a local technology initiative, has witnessed how innovation can lead to disruption that takes many by surprise. City officials announced Wednesday that Moynihan will be the next executive director of BTVIgnite, a partnership among government, businesses and educational institutions that aims to bolster the local […]

    Essex schools locked down after gun, bomb threats

    No weapons cache or explosives were found. Police said they were working to identify the suspect Wednesday afternoon from phone communications with the person.

    Burlington Republicans pounce on open City Council seat

    The party was quick to put forward a candidate in Ward 7 as part of an expected push to increase the GOP profile in the city.