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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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From left: Cpl. Brendan McKenney of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and Dean Scott of Enosburgh Ambulance Service describe their efforts to rescue motorist trapped by rising flood waters during a press conference at the sheriff's office on Wednesday.

High water drama: Flood rescue unfolds

ST. ALBANS — New details emerged Wednesday in the dramatic rescue of a woman who may otherwise have drowned in raging floodwaters on Longley Bridge Road in Montgomery on Tuesday. Two first responders plunged into the frigid waters to rescue … Read more

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Fairfax Fire Department firefighters hoist a ladder from a fire truck over a home, which was set ablaze when a resident was attempting to light a wood stove.

Fairfax blaze claims life

FAIRFAX — A Fairfax man was killed in a fire that destroyed his family’s home Friday. Joseph Benoit, 80, was attempting to light a fire in his woodstove in his 2993 Main St. home when he accidentally set himself on … Read more

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Police arrest suspect in city meth lab case

ST. ALBANS — Police have arrested Adam Rheaume, 30, of St. Albans City on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. Rheaume resided in apartment 2A at 100 Lake St., to which St. Albans City police and firefighters were called Saturday at 5:30 … Read more

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Members of the Vermont bomb squad prepare to detonate part of a meth lab in a parking lot behind the Lake Street building on Sunday morning.

ST. ALBANS CITY: Clerk tips cops to meth lab

ST. ALBANS — Sixty police and emergency responders were on Lake Street in St. Albans Sunday for the dismantling of two makeshift methamphetamine labs discovered following a fire in a downtown apartment Saturday afternoon. The dwelling, along with about nine … Read more

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Education: At the crossroads

Vermont is going through a remarkable change in the way it delivers education to its children, a change that could be on par with the end of one-room school houses. As lawmakers in Montpelier wrestle with what this change will encompass and how it will be managed, newspapers in the Champlain Valley Newspaper Group are seeking perspective on school consolidation from some key players in Vermont education. This week, we’ve talked with superintendents, who play a pivotal role as intermediary between students and teachers on the one hand and regulators and policymakers on the other. Read more

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ST. ALBANS CITY : Council eyes indebtedness

ST. ALBANS CITY — The St. Albans City Council heard from the city’s financial staff about the city’s level of indebtedness at a special Monday night meeting in which the council also addressed a number of routine matters. Although the … Read more

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Richford center faces loss of free building

RICHFORD — For a second time the Richford Development Review Board (DRB) has denied an application from the Cornerstone Bridges to Life Community Center to turn a funeral home into a new location for the center. “We are devastated,” said … Read more

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Inmate dies in local prison

ST. ALBANS TOWN — Vermont State Police are awaiting autopsy results in an investigation into the death of Shayn Turner, 43, an inmate at the Northwest State Correctional Facility (NSCF) on Tuesday. According to a statement from police, Turner was … Read more

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