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:

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ALLEGED SEX ABUSE: Mom spies images on phone

ST. ALBANS — Jeffrey Alan Tatro, 44, of Alburgh, was arraigned Monday on charges he sexually assaulted a six-year-old and took pictures of the assault. During the course of that investigation, law enforcement learned of a second victim, now 22, … Read more

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Roger's bike is now in the keeping of Wendy and David Stous, who hope to make it the center of a memorial to Roger.

IN MEMORIUM: Real voices for Roger

ST. ALBANS — Long before Roger Boucher had a bicycle, he had a Corvette, gold ’71 Corvette. In St. Albans, Roger was known for his bicycle, which he rode throughout the community as he made his daily rounds, getting a … Read more

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Suspect held following attempted P.O. robbery

SWANTON — A Swanton man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly attempting to rob the U.S. Post Office here. According to Swanton Village Police Chief Leonard “Joey” Stell, the primary suspect, Matthew Greenan, 31, rode his bicycle through freshly fallen snow … Read more

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DEC boss assesses situation

ST. ALBANS — Vermont Environmental Commissioner David Mears is cautiously optimistic about the future of Lake Champlain. The longtime environmental attorney, who previously worked to enforce federal environmental laws as a staff attorney for the U.S. Attorney General, led the … Read more

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Geoff Mandel, a consulting archeologist from UVM, describes the layers of dirt uncovered in an archeology pit along Waugh Farm Road in Swanton.

Dig that history

SWANTON — Archeologists working in Swanton since September have uncovered artifacts going back to 500 A.D. The team from the University of Vermont (UVM) is excavating 100 meters of soil in a cornfield along Waugh Farm Road. Swanton Village will … Read more

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Betty Casavant, Jeanne Royer and Maddie Howard were named as the Rotary Club of St. Albans Citizens of the Year Tuesday for their volunteer work in the St. Albans community.

Rotary honors 3 women

ST. ALBANS — On Tuesday, the Rotary Club of St. Albans named three women Citizens of the Year for 2014. Maddie Howard, Jeanne Royer, and Betty Casavant have each spent decades volunteering in various capacities in the St. Albans community. … Read more

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State issues Ag. decision, study

ST. ALBANS — Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross has denied a Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) petition that would have added greater regulation of some farms operating within the Missisquoi Bay watershed. The CFL had requested that best management practices (BMPs) … Read more

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