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:

Ann Morris, Anna Alger’s stepmother, hugs Alger’s ex-fiancé, Patrick Dalley, outside the Franklin County Superior Courthouse Wednesday. Alger’s family reacted emotionally after a jury found Matthew Webster guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Alger on North Main Street almost two years ago.

Webster could get life without parole

ST. ALBANS — Anna Alger loved camping and country music. Her 11-year-old daughter, Destiney, is learning to play guitar, but Anna will never listen to her practice, never proudly attend a school concert. Because on Sept. 25, 2013, Matthew Webster … Read more

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Engineer Peter Cross explains the section of Ferris Street east of BFA, which will be transferred to the city under a proposal to discontinue portions of the street and give them to BFA.

BFA to get portion of Ferris St.

ST. ALBANS CITY — Although portions of Ferris Street running through the Bellows Free Academy (BFA) campus are closed to vehicular traffic, they are still technically the property of St. Albans City. At Monday night’s meeting the city council restarted … Read more

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WATER/WASTEWATER: City, Town talks to be open

ST. ALBANS — The St. Albans City Council will appoint two or three of its members to meet with two St. Albans Town selectmen and discuss the town “buying in” to the city’s wastewater infrastructure. The council listened to the … Read more

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The sketch above shows how the completed renovation will look, with the new building on the right.

More changes planned as NMC renovations continue

ST. ALBANS — With one construction project nearing completion, leaders at Northwestern Medical Center (NMC) are hoping to begin another before the year is out. The new $31 million project will include the construction of a two-story medical office building … Read more

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Visible above are some of the cornfields on Hathway Point Road from which water has flooded neighboring homes shown on the right side of the picture. A ditch is visible along the tree line. Water flows along that ditch, then across the space between the two homes and into a culvert under Hathaway Point Road.

ST. ALBANS BAY: Best intentions ditched

Farmland runoff raises questions ST. ALBANS — Despite two years of conversation, when it comes to agriculture and water quality, progress on the ground remains hard to see. That is especially true on the Hathaway Point where more than 50 acres … Read more

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LAW ENFORCEMENT: Police issue cellphone warning

Local cop stops: 100 since Jan. ST. ALBANS — The state’s law prohibiting driving while using a cell phone, known as distracted driving, has been in place for a year, but law enforcement officers are still seeing and stopping drivers … Read more

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This aerial shot takes in the state fishing access on St. Albans Bay, in distance at far right, and Hathaway Point Road as it winds its away from the boat launch toward Kill Kare State Park. Taken this spring, the image already shows some greenish water along the  Hathaway Point shoreline in the foreground. A meeting in Swanton on Monday will take up details of a plan to clean the bay and Lake Champlain as a whole.

Cleanup plan gets nitty-gritty

Public meeting set for Monday, 5 p.m., Swanton ST. ALBANS — In order to reduce pollution in the lake and its tributaries, the Agency of Natural Resources has created a draft plan outlining steps to be taken in each of five northern … Read more

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Flanked by Secretary of Natural Resources Deb Markowitz (left) and Pixley Hill (right), Gov. Peter Shumlin holds aloft the two pens he used to sign H. 35, the water quality bill. The signing was held at St. Albans Bay Park on Tuesday.

Lake efforts become law

Shumlin’s signature just the beginning ST. ALBANS — Even before the pens were brought out for the signing of H. 35, the water quality bill, Pixley Hill, of Highgate, said, “The work of everybody here is just stunning.” Hill, a longtime … Read more

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