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:

Rep. Peter Welch, right, and Rep. John Lewis are surrounded by colleagues who participated in a sit-in on the floor of Congress Tuesday and Wednesday.

Welch sits in protest

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday morning Vermont’s only Congressman, Peter Welch, followed a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, onto the floor of the House of Representatives and sat. The sit-in was an effort to shame … Read more

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Adam Fitzgerald, manager of Guy’s Farm and Yard, measures the chicken wire needed for a portable coop as part of a Seeds for Growth project. Chickens and coops were given to families participating in the project during Soil Fest in Taylor Park on Saturday.

Backyard to plate

ST. ALBANS — Fourteen area families will be raising more than 250 chickens over the next month, with one third of the birds ultimately going to feed those in need in the form of chicken potpies. The chicken potpie project … Read more

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A soccer tournament is held at the Hard'Ack Recreation Area in this September, 2015 Messenger file photo.

City, Hard’Ack to merge

ST. ALBANS — The Hard’Ack Recreation Area will be merging with St. Albans City. Hard’Ack Trustees President John Holzscheiter spoke to the St. Albans City Council Monday, explaining a final agreement for the merger will be provided to the city … Read more

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Digester: boon or bane for water quality?

ST. ALBANS — Will a proposed manure digester for St. Albans Bay reduce the amount of phosphorous entering the bay? That’s the question at the heart of concerns raised about the project by the St. Albans Area Watershed Association (SAAWA) … Read more

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FNESU school merger unanimously defeated

ENOSBURGH — Voters from the towns of Bakersfield, Berkshire, Montgomery, Enosburgh and Richford unanimously shot down the proposed Act 46 merger of the five school districts Tuesday. The votes were: • Bakersfield 99-89; • Berkshire 113-78; • Montgomery 219-52; • … Read more

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DAVE ST. PIERRE, Photo

Vermont Dairy Festival draws crowd

ENOSBURG FALLS — The 60th Vermont Dairy Festival carried on a tried and true dairy festival tradition this weekend – no one rained on the parade. Held on Saturday, the parade once again took place under sunny skies. Rain did … Read more

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Mike L’Esperance of Fairfield, James Farr of St. Albans City, and Steve LaRosa of St. Albans Town count the ballots cast for clerk during last night’s inaugural meeting of the Maple Run School District.

From Franklin Central to Maple Run

ST. ALBANS — The Maple Run School District (MRSD) held its first meeting Tuesday night. The newly merged district includes Fairfield, St. Albans City and St. Albans Town. As part of the meeting, voters selected a moderator, clerk and treasurer … Read more

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City invests additional $110K in infrastructure

ST. ALBANS CITY — At their Monday night meeting, the St. Albans City Council agreed to spend $80,000 from reserve funds and $30,000 from the current budget on infrastructure. The additional funding for sidewalk, sewer and water improvements comes as … Read more

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Mud fills the greenbelt on Cedar Street along a home where tenants have parked on the greenspace, killing grass planted by the city previously and creating a source of sediment runoff into waterways.

City ready to protect greenbelts

ST. ALBANS CITY — A St. Albans City proposal to change its ordinances to make the city’s ban on greenbelt parking clearer, with a $25 penalty for a first offense, has drawn criticism from those concerned about increased parking on … Read more

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Drive-in property sold

ST. ALBANS — After almost three years, the screen at the former St. Albans Drive-In will be coming down. Handy Buick GMC has purchased 11 acres — approximately half of the lot — and will be taking down the screen … Read more

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