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)

Stories by Michelle Monroe:

From left, Vt. Sec. of Ag. Chuck Ross, Rep. Peter Welch, U.S. Sec. of Ag. Tom Vilsack, speaking, and Sen. Patrick Leahy meet at the Echo Center on the Burlington waterfront to announce funding for agricultural water quality programs in the Lake Champlain basin

$45 million for bays, lake

Farm visits within plan BURLINGTON — With area waters plagued by blue-green algae, U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. and the nation’s top agriculture official this morning announced $45 million in funding over five years to reduce farm pollution in Lake Champlain. This … Read more

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How to save lakes? Expert charts plan

Editor’s Note: This is another in an ongoing series of reports related to lake water quality issues. Another will appear in Thursday’s edition. ST. ALBANS — If area residents want clean water in Lake Champlain and Lake Carmi they need … Read more

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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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