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:

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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City Hall nears completion

ST. ALBANS CITY — The St. Albans City Hall renovations are nearing completion. Jim Cameron, the project manager, said he expects staff to return to their offices from their current temporary location in the auditorium next month. The project was … Read more

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This playground was selected by the city’s parks commission for Houghton Park. It is set to be installed next weekend, but will not be in the colors shown.

New playground for Houghton

ST. ALBANS CITY — When work is completed next weekend, Houghton Park will have a new playground. “I think it’s going to be amazing,” said St. Albans City Recreation director Kelly Viens. The playground design selected by the Parks Commission … Read more

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This map shows the detour plan around a closed section of Fairfield Street from April 11 to June 13. The closed section may be open for eastbound traffic only on nights and weekends.

Summer of construction

ST. ALBANS CITY — Today is the start of another summer of construction for St. Albans City residents. The work will stretch from the top of Fairfield Street west to the city line on Lake Street. Among the projects is … Read more

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CRIME: Cops recover stolen goods worth $100K

ENOSBURGH — A series of search warrants have led to the recovery of well over $100,000 in stolen ATVs, motorcycles, tools and other items, including a Hot Wheels collection valued at $40,000. The investigation centered on three local men: Christopher … Read more

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Franklin firefighter Howard Deuso has been in charge of the maple glazed cinnamon buns for the past 19 years at the Franklin Volunteer Fire Dept. breakfast at Franklin Elementary.

FRANKLIN: That’s a big breakfast

FRANKLIN — Franklin’s fire department was host for another successful pancake breakfast on Sunday, with 1,600 in attendance. This was the 22nd year the fire department held the fundraiser, which typically brings in $10,000 to $12,000 for the department, said … Read more

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The Highgate selectboard discusses how to address the town's capital needs. From left: Chris Yates and Paulette Tatro.

HIGHGATE: Board reacts to capital cuts

HIGHGATE — On Town Meeting Day, voters here cut $400,000 from the proposed General Fund budget, removing funds the selectboard requested to support a newly adopted capital improvement plan. On Thursday night, the board discussed voters’ actions and how to … Read more

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A mother brings along her little ones to vote Tuesday for Town Meeting Day. The big-ticket items on St. Albans City’s ballot were for school unification and the allocation of $4.9 million for sidewalks of which both were approved.

FCSU & ACT 46: New day in local ed.

ST. ALBANS — The proposed merger of the four school districts operated by Fairfield, St. Albans City and St. Albans Town met with overwhelming approval in all three towns on Tuesday. St. Albans Town voters approved the merger, 1,090-645. Fairfield … Read more

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