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)

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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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JoAnn Percy, of Alburgh, receives a shamrock from volunteer artist Daunte Hueckstaedt, of Fairfax, at the St. Albans Rotary Home & Recreation Expo at Collins-Perley Saturday.

Rotary EXPO bustling again

ST. ALBANS — The St. Albans Rotary Home and Recreation EXPO drew just under 5,000 visitors this weekend. “It was fabulously successful,” said Carrie Johnson, co-chair of the expo organizing committee. All available exhibition space was sold out this year, … Read more

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The raiders take hostages in Taylor Park in this 1864 drawing courtesy St. Albans Historical Museum.

CIVIL WAR HISTORY: ‘Raider’ on trial

ST. ALBANS CITY — In the spring of 1865, Hezekiah Payne, took a ferry from Windsor, Canada into Detroit, intending to take the woman he was dating to the theater. Once in the U.S., Payne, age 31, was promptly arrested. … Read more

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EDUCATION: The school tax squeeze

ST. ALBANS — With 34 school budgets – four in Franklin County and two in Grand Isle County — having been rejected around the state, the House Ways and Means Committee is revisiting the question of how Vermont pays for … Read more

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From left: St. Albans Police Chief Gary Taylor and Rep. Peter Welch discuss the city's effort to combat drug crime during a visit to the Community Justice Center on Catherine Street Monday.

ST. ALBANS: Drug battle paying off

ST. ALBANS CITY — The national media has been discussing the drug problem in Vermont since January when Gov. Peter Shumlin drew attention to the issue in his state of the state address. Meanwhile, St. Albans has been open about … Read more

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