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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NMC to reconfigure entrance to campus

ST. ALBANS — Northwestern Medical Center (NMC) is seeking to relocate Crest Road and add parking spaces within its campus. The hospital has applied with to the Vermont District 6 Environmental Commission for an Act 250 permit amendment approving the … Read more

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DEMOGRAPHICS: Millennials matter

ST. ALBANS — It’s a familiar story, told repeatedly by the state’s politicians and media – the average age of Vermonters is rising and the state’s population is stagnant. However, that isn’t the entire story. In fact, Franklin County has … Read more

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Matthew Webster enters the court room in St. Albans Thursday morning.

Court plays shooter tapes

ST. ALBANS — Occasionally leaning on one another for support, the family of fatal shooting victim Anna Alger, 31, of Highgate, listened to the recorded confession of the man accused of shooting her, Matthew Webster, 31, of Swanton, Thursday morning … Read more

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BFA students Jacob Underwood, Matt Wolf and Juliana Bortz prepare the quad-copter they helped design for flight.

EDUCATION: BFA’s copter caper

ST. ALBANS — Thanks to the students in Principles of Engineering 3, Bellows Free Academy (BFA) in St. Albans now has a quad-copter equipped with a camera. “We wanted to be able to fly over sporting events … and crowds … Read more

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FAIRFIELD: Car plows through wall of workshop

FAIRFIELD — A woman drove her car into a building on West Street here late last night. According to Vermont State Police, Katelyn Thompson, 26, of Fairfield, drove into the building at approximately 11 p.m. She was transported to Northwestern … Read more

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Two go fishing, both get caught

ST. ALBANS — Two fugitives tried to escape from police in a rowboat on St. Albans Bay on Saturday morning. John Vincelette and Jessica Labelle were fishing when St. Albans Police Officer John Grismore, while on patrol, spotted them in … Read more

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Parking ahoy!

ST. ALBANS CITY — Extended length tractor-trailer rigs are making numerous trips daily carrying pre-fabricated concrete slabs through St. Albans City streets. The immense concrete slabs are being used to construct a new five-level parking garage within the former downtown … Read more

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Sen. Collins opts out of race

SWANTON — Democratic Franklin County State Senator Don Collins confirmed this morning that he will not seek re-election. Messenger columnist Richard Cowperthwait first reported Collins’s decision. His column appears in today’s edition. Collins, 71, of Swanton, said he decided not … Read more

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SWANTON: Trucks may deliver natural gas locally

SWANTON —Franklin County homes and businesses may soon receive natural gas deliveries made much as propane deliveries are today. If so, this direct-to-the-door approach could be a first for natural gas service in Vermont. Energtek North Country Inc., a subsidiary … Read more

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FAIRFIELD: $100k cut: -1¢ in tax rate

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield voters will be given a third chance to approve a school budget on Saturday. The proposed budget total has been reduced 1.28 percent below the current year’s budget to $5.39 million and is $100,000 less than the … Read more

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