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:

Water flows into a catch basin on Fairfield Street during a 2015 storm in this Messenger file photo. Ten catch basins on Fairfield are being replaced this summer to separate stormwater from the sewage system.

Storm causes sewer overflow

ST. ALBANS CITY — Sunday’s rainfall caused an overflow at the Lower Welden Street combined sewer overflow, releasing just over 100,000 gallons of rainwater mixed with sewage, explained Brian Burns, superintendent of public works for St. Albans City. The rainfall … Read more

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Young participants kick up plenty of dust and elicit plenty of squeals from pigs during the piggy round-up Saturday at Franklin County Field Days. GEORGE OUELLETTE, www.georgeouellettephotography.com

Field Days draws 19,000

SWANTON — It was another record-setting year for Franklin County Field Days. An estimated 19,000 people attended over four days for food, rides, music and events. The weather for the five-day event, Gagne noted, was perfect. The demolition derby on … Read more

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Jackson Fong, 10, of Williams, Mass., and Ella MaGuire, 11, of Swanton battle it out in sumo wrestling suits at Swanton’s National Night Out Tuesday.

National Night Out brings community together

SWANTON — National Night Out drew hundreds of people to Swanton Village Green and Taylor Park in St. Albans. The event is intended to strengthen connections between the community and law enforcement, giving community members a chance to interact with … Read more

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Ben & Jerry’s to expand

ST. ALBANS — Plans to significantly expand Ben & Jerry’s manufacturing facility in St. Albans were confirmed Friday by a spokesperson for the company headquartered in South Burlington. The company employs more than 300 people at its 20-year-old plant in … Read more

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The sun sets on Missisquoi Bay July 17 in this photo by George Ouellette.

Study: Water quality has economic impact

SOUTH HERO — Economists from the University of Vermont (UVM) have quantified what many have long suspected – that poor water quality in Lake Champlain has an economic impact on the communities along the lake and the state as a … Read more

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Phynix Donna, of Berkshire, tries his hand at blacksmithing with help from Jon Sandville of Enosburgh (left) while his father watches.

Sheldon celebrates its history

SHELDON — Hundreds turned out on Saturday for Sheldon Old Home Days, complete with parade, history exhibits, storytelling, blacksmithing, music and, of course, food. “Our history helps us to understand who we are and prepare as we look to the … Read more

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St. Albans Police Chief Gary Taylor, right, reads a proposed archery ban to the city council and city manager Dominic Cloud, left, during a council meeting at city hall on Monday evening.

Council considers archery ordinance

ST. ALBANS CITY — After months of discussion, the St. Albans City Council failed to approve a greenbelt parking ordinance Monday night. An ordinance to prohibit archery within the city limits except on school grounds or permitted ranges was held … Read more

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