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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    Man stabbed to death on Church Street in broad daylight

    A suspect surrendered, police say. The chief described both men as transients and said the altercation that led to the killing “does not appear to have been random.”

    Burlington’s online bond sale ends today

    BURLINGTON — The city has sold general obligation bonds to the public using the online investment platform Neighborly. The sale opened Tuesday morning and closed Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burlington planned to sell as much as $8 million in bonds through Neighborly. The company makes it easier for people to invest in public bonds by […]

    South Burlington councilors seek ‘seat at table’ on airport noise

    Two councilors spoke up at a meeting of their Burlington counterparts, with one asking how they’d feel if South Burlington owned 800 acres on the edge of downtown Burlington.

    Family confronts woman as she admits role in Burlington killing

    “We hope you never, ever have to go through the pain we go through — ever,” said a sister of the victim, Amos Beede. The defendant offered a tearful apology.

    New state Democratic chair once opposed marriage equality

    Faisal Gill says his own experiences with discrimination several years ago as a Muslim American candidate running as a Republican in Virginia turned him into a supporter.

    Plea deal reached in Burlington homeless man killing

    Allison Gee, 26, will plead guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated assault in exchange for her testimony against her co-defendants, who all face second degree murder charges.

    Judge lets McAllister withdraw from plea deal

    McAllister, “under the intense pressure of a plea negotiation taking place in the waning hours” before trial, may not have fully understood the ramifications. A trial will now be scheduled.

    State’s attorney creates panel to study ‘safe injection’ facilities

    Such sites allow people to use drugs under medical supervision without fear of prosecution. Typically they are coupled with avenues to drug treatment and other social services.

    Public defender suggests probe of ex-officer taking too long

    The lawyer, whose client was arrested by the officer, says any special treatment would erode faith in the system. State police say the timing isn’t unusual for a thorough investigation.

    Feds make big heroin bust at Colchester business

    The landlord for the property, Sen. Richard Mazza, said he was “devastated” by the news and the implications that he should have known more.

    Feds deny targeting political activists

    Authorities say the arrest of several members of Migrant Justice was not politically motivated, while activists disagree.

    ICE detains two more Migrant Justice activists

    Enrique Balcazar was a member of Attorney General TJ Donovan’s recently created task force on immigration issues, which was initiated to formulate a local response to executive orders from President Donald Trump.

    Burlington School Board declares contract talks impasse

    Declaring an impasse will allow the two sides to bring in a mediator and factfinder to help broker a new contract

    Charlotte sends letter to Welch calling for Trump impeachment investigation

    The Vermont congressman said that while he is opposed to many of the president’s policies, impeachment proceedings are not a practical option at this point, with a Republican-dominated House.