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:

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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The Raid: Event packs Taylor Park

ST. ALBANS — Thousands of people gathered in Taylor Park this weekend to watch as Confederate raiders robbed banks, shot bystanders, and wreaked havoc on St. Albans. The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the St. Albans Raid drew an … Read more

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Cindy Leadbeater, left, looks into the crowd during a press conference in Taylor Park Friday morning. Leadbeater, St. Albans City Mayor Liz Gamache, St. Albans Town Manager Carrie Johnson, and others thanked all of those who helped put together the St. Albans Raid 150th Anniversary Commemoration, taking place this weekend.

Let the raid begin (again)

ST. ALBANS —Taylor Park fills with women in hoop skirts, horses, white canvas tents, actors, re-enactors and school children as the community marks the St. Albans Raid 150th Anniversary Commemoration. Four years in the planning (including Civil War Heritage Day … Read more

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Chuck Verderber puts the finishing touches on a horse sculpture on the corner of Messenger and Congress streets Sunday.

Rearing up for raid

ST. ALBANS — A new sculpture inspired by the St. Albans Raid was installed on the corner of Congress and Messenger streets Sunday afternoon. Sculptor Louisa Ulrich-Verderber, 17, said, “The image popped into my head as I was reading about … Read more

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Still on the cusp of bigger things

ST. ALBANS CITY — Absent any additional development, St. Albans City could repay all of its tax increment financing debt and still have money left at the end of the 20-year bond period. That was the word this week from … Read more

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From left: Sgt. Francis McCarty, Cpl. Paul Talley and Officer Keith Cote stand at attention Wednesday night in the Bliss Auditorium while receiving a standing ovation after being given the Medal of Valor.

City honors 3 for valor

ST. ALBANS — Three St. Albans Police Dept. (SAPD) officers were presented with St. Albans City’s highest award Wednesday night – the Medal of Valor. The award was given to Sgt. Francis McCarty, Cpl. Paul Talley and Officer Keith Cote … Read more

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