Michelle Monroe

Executive Editor

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:

The Hampton Inn currently being built on Lake Street is one of several planned construction projects in Franklin County

Economy looks bright for Franklin County

ST. ALBANS — Wages and employment are up in Franklin County, according to data from the State of Vermont. Experts expect that growth to continue with several major employers set to expand. “I think there’s reason for optimism,” said David … Read more

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Town planning commission chair Sam Smith, left, and commission member Grant Henderson look over sidewalk proposals during Tuesday's commission meeting at St. Albans Town Hall.

St. Albans Town planners eye sidewalks

ST. ALBANS — The section of Route 104 between Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center and Hard’ack Recreation Area was one of the road segments in the town that the planning commission prioritized for sidewalks at their bi-weekly meeting Tuesday … Read more

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Lake’s history created its present

ST. ALBANS — A staff scientist for Lake Champlain Committee for over 15 years, Mike Winslow spoke about the history of the Lake Champlain watershed and how water quality reached its current levels during a talk for the Osher Lifelong … Read more

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Stebbins Street is part of a planning and redevelopment effort by NRPC and St. Albans City.

City plans for neighborhood revitalization

ST. ALBANS CITY — With revitalization of the center of downtown St. Albans City well underway, the city and the Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NRPC) are shifting their attention south – to the neighborhood defined by Stebbins, Catherine and Market … Read more

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Work is coming to a close on new sidewalks and curbs for Lake Street.

City construction coming to a close

ST. ALBANS CITY — With fall shading into winter, construction on St. Albans City’s roads and sidewalks is coming to a close for the season. The final basecoat paving of the uppermost block of Lake Street will be done today. … Read more

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Working with Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologist Bernie Pientka, MVU students gather stunned fish from the South Branch of the Trout River in Montgomery.

Teaching as they learn

SWANTON — It’s a truism amongst educators that all students learn differently. Yet schools have struggled with how to meet the diverse learning needs of students.   Missisquoi Valley Union is seeking to match the learning styles of 14 high … Read more

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Saying good-bye to Christian

SWANTON — Friends and classmates of Christian Regan gathered at Missisquoi Valley Union (MVU) Wednesday night to remember the 14-year-old killed on Friday while riding his bicycle.   What emerged was a picture of a friendly young man prone to … Read more

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How to prevent drug abuse?

ST. ALBANS — Drug prevention was the topic of conversation at Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of St. Albans.   President Christine Stell revealed Rotary is paying for the distribution of booklets containing information on prescription drug use in … Read more

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Deputy Health Commissioner Barbara Cimaglio, left, and Jason Goguen of BAART, right, discuss a planned opiate addiction treatment hub in St. Albans during a public meeting at St. Albans City Hall Monday.

Treatment hub to open in January

ST. ALBANS — If all goes well, a new treatment hub will be open in St. Albans early next year, with 250 patients expected to begin taking advantage of its services immediately. Jason Goguen, Regional Operations Manager for Bay Area … Read more

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