Michelle Monroe

Executive Editor

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:

FCSU Supt. Kevin Dirth speaks during a merger forum Tuesday evening.

Public reviews school merger

ST. ALBANS — Attendees at a forum on the proposed merger of the Fairfield, St. Albans City and St. Albans Town school districts questioned the potential for tax savings, and raised the topics of future teacher salaries, the addition of … Read more

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EDUCATION: High school choice possible

SWANTON — High school choice could expand for students in Enosburgh, Richford, St. Albans City and St. Albans Town, all of which currently have a designated high school. Superintendent Jay Nichols of Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union (FNESU) presented the possibility … Read more

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FAIRFAX: The night BFA burned

FAIRFAX — Girls from Bellows Free Academy (BFA) were in the third quarter of a basketball game in the town hall when an explosion brought the action to a halt. Players and spectators quickly learned the cause. BFA, in Fairfax, … Read more

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Pearl Gilbert, right, expresses concern about taxes and urges the Act 46 Study Committee to place the possibility of school district merger before voters at a meeting on Saturday at the FCSU office. To her right are St. Albans City Council member Chad Spooner and city resident Gillian Ireland. In the foreground is St. Albans Town school board chair Paul Bourbeau.

ACT 46: Vote gives merger new life

ST. ALBANS — Voters in Fairfield, St. Albans City and St. Albans Town will decide a proposed merger of their school districts on Town Meeting Day after all. On Saturday, the Franklin Central Supervisory Union (FCSU) Act 46 Study Committee … Read more

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McALLISTER SUSPENSION: New norm 1 senator

MONTPELIER — For the first time in Vermont history, the Vermont Senate has suspended one of its members, Sen. Norm McAllister, R-Franklin County. Area lawmakers on Wednesday reacted to that reality as McAllister’s refusal to resign also denies the county … Read more

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BFA school board chair Nilda Gonnella-French speaks at a November FCSU meeting at St. Albans City School in this Messenger file photo.

FCSU: School merger vote dead

ST. ALBANS — Voters in St. Albans City, St. Albans Town and Fairfield will not vote on a merger of their four school districts, The public votes, although they held the potential for a savings of $4.6 million in education … Read more

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