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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    Burlington’s Memorial Auditorium tenants moving out, final concert at 242 Main Saturday

    BURLINGTON — The city’s premiere all-ages venue, 242 Main, will host its last concert Saturday as tenants must vacate Memorial Auditorium on Main Street because of structural deficiencies. The concert will feature 21 bands and 11 hours of music stretching from noon to 11 p.m. The show will be free and open to the public, […]

    Dems nominate three to complete Donovan’s term

    Gov.-elect Phil Scott is expected to pick among two of Donovan’s deputies and another Chittenden County attorney to succeed the outgoing state’s attorney.

    Zoning changes OK’d for neighborhood on former campus

    One change allows nonresidential use; the other tweaks off-site parking requirements. Burlington had committed to make the changes as part of a deal with the man developing the former Burlington College land.

    Lot sale paves way for Champlain College housing project

    The college plans to start the $36 million project in December. The new six-story building will have 104 apartments with living space for 314 students.

    Burlington to explore pay increase for city councilors

    BURLINGTON — City councilors are exploring increasing their compensation, currently an annual stipend of approximately $3,000. City Councilor Dave Hartnett, I-North District, introduced a resolution that called for a $2,000 increase, but he stripped the dollar amount from his proposal, saying he was mostly interested in starting a conversation. The resolution was passed at Monday […]

    State’s largest solar array now making power for GMP

    The project produces electricity for about half the cost of buying it from a third party, said CEO Mary Powell. GlobalFoundries, which owns the land, will get some of the energy too.

    Burlington council affirms Queen City’s support for immigrants

    The panel adopted two resolutions: one welcoming Syrian refugees and the other moving the community toward formal policies often associated with so-called sanctuary cities.

    Prison policy seen as short-circuiting addiction recovery

    Police and social workers are calling for inmates to have better access to treatment medications as a way to end a vicious cycle.

    Allegiant Air to end Florida service from Burlington next year

    BURLINGTON — The low-cost airline Allegiant Air will no longer provide service from Burlington International Airport to Florida starting in March, according to airport officials. Allegiant’s exit from the airport in South Burlington comes as the facility’s aviation director, Gene Richards, announced new five-year leases with the airport’s other carriers. The long-term contracts are a […]

    Medical marijuana, hemp businesses expand in Vermont

    In anticipation of legalization, 22 new companies have formed.

    Dig This: What local election means for Burlington, county

    In the new episode of his visual podcast, VTDigger Burlington bureau chief Morgan True recaps the results.

    Mayor Weinberger seeks ‘sanctuary city’ status for Burlington

    Mayor Miro Weinberger said he wanted to reassure members of immigrant communities they were safe to report crimes and use city services without fear of being turned over to authorities.

    Lawyer: Facebook posts didn’t violate school board policy

    BURLINGTON — A report by the Burlington School Board’s attorney says that offensive Facebook posts by a board member were not reflected in his work on the board and did not violate its policies. Ward 7 School Commissioner David Kirk sparked a backlash last month when concerned parents discovered posts on his personal Facebook page […]

    I-89 wrong-way driver to undergo competency evaluation

    Its purpose will be to establish whether Steven Bourgoin is “mentally competent to stand trial” or was “insane at the time of the alleged offense.” He faces five counts of second-degree murder.