Michelle Monroe

Executive Editor

Michelle is executive editor at the St. Albans Messenger, where she has worked for nearly 10 years. The Messenger was 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:

BFA Fairfax

Fairfax examining Act 46 options

FAIRFAX — In the wake of last year’s failed merger talks with Georgia and Fletcher, the Fairfax school board has created its own study committee to examine the school district’s options under Act 46. The committee, chaired by Scott Mitchell, … Read more

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Jay Hartman

Changing, growing with Missisquoi

SWANTON — Teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal; Jay Hartman has served many roles at Missisquoi Valley Union (MVU). Named Assistant Principal of the Year by the Vermont Principals’ Association this week, Hartman sat down with the Messenger to discuss … Read more

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Gordon Winters Neal Speer

Swanton draws an Ace

SWANTON — Hometown boy Gordon Winters and his wife Debbie have purchased a site in downtown Swanton for the construction of a new Ace hardware store. Swanton Lumber, the store founded by Gordon’s grandfather, will remain open. “Swanton Lumber is … Read more

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Peter Welch, Bill Rowell

Welch talks dairy policy, immigration

ST. ALBANS — Vermont farmers will need to organize their peers around the country to lobby for the policies they want to see in the next farm bill. That was the message Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., brought to a Tuesday … Read more

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Saint Albans Museum fan

Women at heart of new exhibit

ST. ALBANS — When the St. Albans Museum opens for the summer it will have a new display on the second floor. Over the winter, volunteers spent several cold days repainting the room holding the hearth and home exhibit, removing … Read more

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Colonial Cafeteria baseball

Colonial Cafeteria baseball team

In February, the Messenger ran a photo from the St. Albans Museum of the Colonial Cafeteria baseball team bus as it stood outside the cafeteria on North Main Street. Since then the museum has received a wonderful photograph of one of … Read more

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WWI Machine Gun Unit

From the football field to the battlefield

ST. ALBANS — On April 6, 1917 the U.S. declared war on Germany. That same day, citizens of St. Albans and neighboring towns filled the city’s streets to say good-bye to the 45 members of a local National Guard unit … Read more

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city staff Phil Scott

City strives for wellness

ST. ALBANS CITY — Once a month bowls of fresh fruit decorate the lunchrooms at St. Albans City facilities. It’s the most popular part of the city’s wellness initiative, according to Kristen Smith, the city’s public relations coordinator. Smith is … Read more

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FCAR cat

Financial challenges temporarily close FCAR

ST. ALBANS — On April 4, Franklin County Animal Rescue (FCAR) will close its doors for two months. The animals currently in the shelter are being transferred to other area shelters. “They’re our number one priority,” said board co-chair Paul … Read more

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