Michelle Monroe

Staff Writer

Michelle is a reporter at the St. Albans Messenger, where she has worked for nearly 5 years. This is Michelle’s first reporting job, although she has long had a passion for both the written word and community service. Working for the Messenger allows her to combine both. Outside of work, Michelle avoids people in favor of books, the exceptions being her spouse, her teenaged son and the various teenagers who seem to sprout from the couch at regular intervals.

Email: michelle@samessenger.com Phone: 802.524.9771 (ext. 111)

Stories by Michelle Monroe:

Chuck Verderber puts the finishing touches on a horse sculpture on the corner of Messenger and Congress streets Sunday.

Rearing up for raid

ST. ALBANS — A new sculpture inspired by the St. Albans Raid was installed on the corner of Congress and Messenger streets Sunday afternoon. Sculptor Louisa Ulrich-Verderber, 17, said, “The image popped into my head as I was reading about … Read more

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Still on the cusp of bigger things

ST. ALBANS CITY — Absent any additional development, St. Albans City could repay all of its tax increment financing debt and still have money left at the end of the 20-year bond period. That was the word this week from … Read more

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From left: Sgt. Francis McCarty, Cpl. Paul Talley and Officer Keith Cote stand at attention Wednesday night in the Bliss Auditorium while receiving a standing ovation after being given the Medal of Valor.

City honors 3 for valor

ST. ALBANS — Three St. Albans Police Dept. (SAPD) officers were presented with St. Albans City’s highest award Wednesday night – the Medal of Valor. The award was given to Sgt. Francis McCarty, Cpl. Paul Talley and Officer Keith Cote … Read more

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Highgate Arena is seen in this Messenger file photo

HIGHGATE: Thieves steal copper pipes from arena

HIGHGATE — Thieves caused approximately $10,000 in damage after stealing copper piping needed to operate the refrigeration system for the Highgate arena, said Vermont State Police. Police report the theft occurred at around midnight Friday. It was discovered Friday morning … Read more

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Sgt. Eric Josephson of SAPD displays the body cameras now worn by all uniformed officers in the department.

SAPD readies for anything

ST. ALBANS — St. Albans Police Chief Gary Taylor believes in planning for the worst case scenario, which is why his department is using federal grant funds to purchase tear gas and a delivery system for the gas. The St. … Read more

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Firefighters from three departments respond to a Maquam Shore Road blaze in St. Albans Town Wednesday afternoon.

Couple loses home of more than 40 yrs.

ST. ALBANS TOWN — Sixty firefighters from three departments battled a fire on Maquam Shore Road in St. Albans Town Wednesday that destroyed a couple’s lakefront home of 42 years. The home belonged to Anna and Gabriel Gagne and was … Read more

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From left, Vt. Sec. of Ag. Chuck Ross, Rep. Peter Welch, U.S. Sec. of Ag. Tom Vilsack, speaking, and Sen. Patrick Leahy meet at the Echo Center on the Burlington waterfront to announce funding for agricultural water quality programs in the Lake Champlain basin

$45 million for bays, lake

Farm visits within plan BURLINGTON — With area waters plagued by blue-green algae, U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. and the nation’s top agriculture official this morning announced $45 million in funding over five years to reduce farm pollution in Lake Champlain. This … Read more

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How to save lakes? Expert charts plan

Editor’s Note: This is another in an ongoing series of reports related to lake water quality issues. Another will appear in Thursday’s edition. ST. ALBANS — If area residents want clean water in Lake Champlain and Lake Carmi they need … Read more

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