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:

Justin Robtoy (left) and Nicole Lussier (right) help a visitor to Northwest Family Foods gather up her food, including one of the food shelf's dwindling supply of Helping Hands boxes, on Wednesday.

Flurry of holiday giving begins

ST. ALBANS — With the first sustained flurry of snowflakes arriving here on Friday, it’s not unexpected that two of the region’s largest charity drives also are underway. Hannaford’s Helping Hands boxes, which provide needed staples to area food shelves … Read more

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Patrick Prue

Defense builds teen death case

ST. ALBANS —The case against Patrick Prue, 60, of Franklin, who police allege caused the death of an Enosburg teenager and serious injury to a second teen, could be in trouble over an investigator’s decision not to order a blood … Read more

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A crowd gathers outside the new city parking garage to watch as the ribbon is cut officially opening the garage.

ST. ALBANS CITY: Garage doors open

ST. ALBANS — The St. Albans City municipal parking garage is now open. Construction began on the $12.7 million structure last fall, when workers began preparing the site. “Our civic pride is returning,” said St. Albans City Mayor Liz Gamache … Read more

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Scott Griffin, the grandson of the late Justice Percival Shangraw, speaks on Wednesday at a ceremony dedicating the county courthouse on Church Street to his grandfather.  To his left are Assistant Judges Kelly Gosselin and Bob Johnson.

County’s courthouse named for Shangraw

ST. ALBANS — Members of Vermont’s judiciary gathered here Wednesday afternoon at the county courthouse and dedicated it in honor of former Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Perceval Lee Shangraw. Born in Montgomery on Aug. 6, 1897, Sangraw died at … Read more

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From left: Tiffany Bluemle of Vermont Works for Women describes the need for employment for women reentering the community after incarceration while Cathy Ainsworth of Mercy Connections and St. Albans City Mayor Liz Gamache listen. Gamache moderated a panel discussion on Wednesday evening at St. Albans City Hall.

When women leave prison

ST. ALBANS — Women re-entering the community from prison in Franklin County need assistance with employment and childcare. The women and their children would benefit from a reduction in the stigma surrounding incarceration, representatives from numerous agencies agreed. See the … Read more

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Britanny Lovejoy’s youngest child, J.P., practices writing letters last June, a task he undertook so that he would be prepared for kindergarten.

Gov. gets behind mother’s efforts

MONTGOMERY — All of Brittany Lovejoy’s children have varying degrees of dyslexia, and Lovejoy has become an advocate both for her own children and others with dyslexia. The mother of four children who are dyslexic has been so successful at … Read more

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From left: Architect Laz Scangas, Ward 2 council member Scott Corrigan and Mayor Liz Gamache discuss the condition of the city hall gym.

City Hall’s fate rests on ballots

ST. ALBANS CITY — Voters will weigh in on a proposed $2.3 million renovation of St. Albans City Hall in November. The city council voted unanimously Monday night to put the issue before voters after a lengthy public hearing. The … Read more

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Lifting ladies

The “ladies” from the Taylor Park fountain are lifted onto a waiting truck on Wednesday afternoon. The fountain pieces are being transported to Alabama where the cast iron pieces will be repaired and the zinc pieces, including the ladies, will … Read more

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