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:

Dennis Getty slices ham under the watchful gaze of Mary Guyette at the Franklin County Senior Center on Monday for the center's annual New Year's Eve lunch.

Golden anniversary for senior center

ST. ALBANS — The Franklin County Senior Center served its first holiday meal on Thanksgiving Day in 1967. Although 18 people had signed up, 10 attended: Mr. and Mrs. John Hojaboom, Mr. and Mrs. William Young, Mrs. C.E. Sabins, Mrs. … Read more

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Firefighters from St. Albans City and Town battle to put out a fire at 14 Stebbins St. Sunday evening. The fire, deemed accidental, was started when a power line was inadvertently severed, starting a blaze in both the building and an RV left on the property, shown below.

Firemen suppress city blaze

ST. ALBANS CITY — A fire on Stebbins Street Sunday evening left 1,800 St. Albans City residents without power for two hours, according to the St. Albans Fire Dept. A passing motorist reported a fire within a recreational vehicle at … Read more

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ALLEGED SEX ABUSE: Mom spies images on phone

ST. ALBANS — Jeffrey Alan Tatro, 44, of Alburgh, was arraigned Monday on charges he sexually assaulted a six-year-old and took pictures of the assault. During the course of that investigation, law enforcement learned of a second victim, now 22, … Read more

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Roger's bike is now in the keeping of Wendy and David Stous, who hope to make it the center of a memorial to Roger.

IN MEMORIUM: Real voices for Roger

ST. ALBANS — Long before Roger Boucher had a bicycle, he had a Corvette, gold ’71 Corvette. In St. Albans, Roger was known for his bicycle, which he rode throughout the community as he made his daily rounds, getting a … Read more

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Suspect held following attempted P.O. robbery

SWANTON — A Swanton man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly attempting to rob the U.S. Post Office here. According to Swanton Village Police Chief Leonard “Joey” Stell, the primary suspect, Matthew Greenan, 31, rode his bicycle through freshly fallen snow … Read more

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DEC boss assesses situation

ST. ALBANS — Vermont Environmental Commissioner David Mears is cautiously optimistic about the future of Lake Champlain. The longtime environmental attorney, who previously worked to enforce federal environmental laws as a staff attorney for the U.S. Attorney General, led the … Read more

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Geoff Mandel, a consulting archeologist from UVM, describes the layers of dirt uncovered in an archeology pit along Waugh Farm Road in Swanton.

Dig that history

SWANTON — Archeologists working in Swanton since September have uncovered artifacts going back to 500 A.D. The team from the University of Vermont (UVM) is excavating 100 meters of soil in a cornfield along Waugh Farm Road. Swanton Village will … Read more

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