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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    Police investigating ‘hate speech’ graffiti at Burlington’s Fletcher Free Library

    BURLINGTON — City officials say they discovered racist and anti-semitic graffiti, involving a swastika and epithet, in the bathroom at the Fletcher Free Library. The graffiti has since been painted over and library staff are working with the Burlington Police Department on the police investigation into the graffiti, according to a news release. “As library […]

    Documents show Burlington College defaulted on loan while Jane Sanders was president

    Sanders declared that an examination of public records would show she had the college in “the best” financial shape it had been. But documents show otherwise.

    Savings announced from new health plan for retired teachers

    State Treasurer Beth Pearce said Thursday that her office has completed negotiations for a contract to provide health insurance to retired teachers in the state. The one-year deal will save the state more than $550,000, while also saving retired teachers over age 65 a total of $110,000, according to Pearce. That’s because it reduces premiums […]

    Judge approves deal for Burlington Town Center to go ahead

    The move surprised at least one opponent of Don Sinex’s project, who said he thought there would be another hearing. The judge “may have skipped that step, and I’m not happy about that,” he said.

    UPDATED: McAllister acquitted of sexual assault, guilty of prostituting his accuser

    “I’m disappointed we didn’t get all of them, but at least the jury got to hear my side, and they believed most of it,” McAllister said, “I feel pretty well vindicated.”

    McAllister accuser: Plight meant ‘none of it felt consensual’

    The woman he is charged with sexually assaulting took the stand Thursday. The defense plans to call its only witness Friday.

    McAllister trial begins with playing of key phone call

    Jurors heard a recording in which the former state senator and his accuser discussed a sex act that is the basis of the most serious charge against him.

    Jury selection stretches on for McAllister’s sex assault trial

    The former state senator’s defense attorney asked prospective jurors whether they believe prostitution, or sex in exchange for anything of value, could be consensual even if it’s illegal.

    Burlington will stick with North Avenue lane makeover

    Police said the number of crashes and the severity of injuries were reduced during a one-year trial period. But some councilors and residents were frustrated with the public input process.

    Subpoena confirms feds’ focus is Burlington College land deal

    The subpoena issued to a Vermont finance agency demands records related to the purchase that Jane Sanders spearheaded, including “any and all fundraising efforts, pledges, donations.”

    Drug czar hails state opiate response even as federal cuts loom

    Richard Baum, acting director of the Office for National Drug Control Policy, called Vermont’s addiction treatment system an “incredibly valuable national model.”

    Burlington gets $2.9 million grant for lead paint remediation

    BURLINGTON — A $2.9 million federal grant for residential lead paint remediation is expected to pay for work at 162 older homes in Burlington and neighboring Winooski, according to officials. The grant was awarded to Burlington’s Community and Economic Development Office, which will receive an additional $400,000 to leverage its lead program in order to […]

    Farmworkers released on bail amid immigration court backlog

    A nonpartisan data-gathering organization says the number of immigration cases awaiting decision reached “an all-time high” of 585,930 in April.

    Source of Sanders bank pressure allegations says evidence is hearsay

    Rep. Don Turner said the allegations arose from a conversation he had with three bankers at a Montpelier restaurant around the time the school closed.