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Michelle Monroe

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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)

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Request hints at expansion of Mylan facility

ST. ALBANS CITY — The city council on Monday night discussed proposed changes to the city’s zoning laws, one of which would facilitate further expansion of Mylan Technologies, Inc., an eventuality – including more new jobs—that was suggested by the … Read more

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HUMAN SERVICES: Racine unbowed

ST. ALBANS — Former Secretary of Human Services Doug Racine said Tuesday that his departure from the agency came as a surprise. He was invited to a meeting with Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding and the governor’s chief of staff … Read more

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Above is the first of three buildings comprising the Westview Condominiums located at 302, 304 and 306 South Main Street. There are a total of 45 apartments in the three buildings, each of which has its own underground parking.

Trouble dogs Westview

ST. ALBANS TOWN — From the outside Westview Condominiums located off of South Main Street makes a pretty picture. The red and light gray-colored buildings have attractive balconies, lots of greenspace surrounds them and children ride toy vehicles kept parked … Read more

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Blue-green algae is seen in Missisquoi Bay last summer in this Messenger file photo.

St. Albans Bay under alert for toxic algae

ST. ALBANS — The Dept. of Health has issued a high alert for blue-green algae in St. Albans Bay, where water quality is already being described as “disgusting” by a watershed official. The alert is the result of visual observation … Read more

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Kim Begnoche and Nate Messier pose with their daughters Delilah (left) and Sophia (right) and their two dogs Blitz (left) and Mya (right) during a visit to the Franklin Elementary School playground Thursday.

Going to the dogs

HIGHGATE — Perceptions of large dogs, their behavior and the degree to which they may pose a threat to others lay at the heart of a dog issue involving two Franklin County towns and neighbors now divided. Kristin Begnoche and … Read more

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Farm offices’ move fought

ST. ALBANS — The federal General Services Agency (GSA) is meeting opposition as it intends to relocate the USDA Service Center for Franklin and Grand Isle counties from Fisher Pond Road to downtown St. Albans City. The USDA and Vermont’s … Read more

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Pixley Tyler Hill of the Tyler Place resort in Highgate testifies Friday at a hearing on agricultural practices in the Missisqoui Bay watershed. Hill, the recent recipient of an EPA award for her efforts to improve water quality in Lake Champlain, supported a petition to require improved field practices on agricultural land identified as a significant contributor of pollution to the bay.

Keeping pollution at bay

Editor’s Note: This is the last of a two part series that began in the weekend edition. ST. ALBANS — Pixley Tyler Hill, a founding member of the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain (FNLC), on Friday broke with other leaders … Read more

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