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:

Peter Garceau, left, and Dana Rocheleau, right, of the Rotary Club of St. Albans, discuss the restoration of the Taylor Park fountain on Tuesday. Work on the pool has increased the projected cost of the fountain by more than $70,000.

TAYLOR PARK: Fountain gala Oct. 3

ST. ALBANS CITY — When the Taylor Park fountain returns this fall, it will have a new pool will be surrounded by up to 16 granite benches, each bearing the names of people who contributed to its restoration. The Rotary … Read more

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This architect's rendering shows the details of a Hampton Inn planned for Lake Street in St. Albans City.

Hotel details hammered out

ST. ALBANS CITY — Developer PeakCM brought its plans for a new Hampton Inn on Lake Street to the St. Albans City Design Advisory Board (DAB) Monday night.  This is the first step in the permitting process for the proposed … Read more

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EPA Region 1 Administrator Curt Spaulding announces the final draft of the Lake Champlain TMDL at North Beach in Burlington on Friday. Listening from the left are: Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross, former Environmental Commissioner David Mears, Secretary of Natural Resources Deb Markowitz, Gov. Peter Shumlin, and Agency of Transportation deputy secretary Chris Cole.

LAKE WATER QUALITY: EPA puts teeth in efforts

ST. ALBANS — Vermont will invest millions of state and local funds in Lake Champlain cleanup efforts over the next few years. To insure the money results in a cleaner Lake Champlain, the Environmental Protection Agency has set a series … Read more

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Judith Schwartz, author of “Cows Save the Planet,” addresses the Soil Fest audience in Taylor Park on Saturday.

SOIL FEST: To capture carbon

ST. ALBANS — Improving soils and climate was the subject of the first Soil Fest in Taylor Park on Saturday. About 200 people stopped in to enjoy a grass-fed burger from Bob’s Meat Market, listen to speakers, and visit with … Read more

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A Jersey cow smiles at the camera from the fields at Holyoke Farm in St. Albans Thursday. The cow belongs to Jack and Heather Brigham, who switched from conventional to organic dairy.

ORGANIC DAIRYING: Better for the Brighams

ST. ALBANS TOWN — When St. Albans farmer Jack Brigham was studying agriculture in college, he was taught cows needed lots of high-calorie corn and to be kept inside. Letting them into a pasture was considered a waste of valuable … Read more

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HIGHGATE: Fire strikes Boucher farm

HIGHGATE — At least one building was destroyed during a fire Sunday evening at the Boucher Family Farm on Highgate. Firefighters were called to the scene around 6:30 p.m., reported Lt. Gary Greenough of the Highgate Fire Dept. Greenough said … Read more

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Montgomery house lost in fire

MONTGOMERY — Police are investigating an early Wednesday morning fire at 3130 South Main St. here. Firefighters from three departments were called to the scene at around 1:20 a.m. Montgomery Fire Chief William Baker, Sr., reported the home was a … Read more

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