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)

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Ben & Jerry’s to expand

ST. ALBANS — Plans to significantly expand Ben & Jerry’s manufacturing facility in St. Albans were confirmed Friday by a spokesperson for the company headquartered in South Burlington. The company employs more than 300 people at its 20-year-old plant in … Read more

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The sun sets on Missisquoi Bay July 17 in this photo by George Ouellette.

Study: Water quality has economic impact

SOUTH HERO — Economists from the University of Vermont (UVM) have quantified what many have long suspected – that poor water quality in Lake Champlain has an economic impact on the communities along the lake and the state as a … Read more

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Phynix Donna, of Berkshire, tries his hand at blacksmithing with help from Jon Sandville of Enosburgh (left) while his father watches.

Sheldon celebrates its history

SHELDON — Hundreds turned out on Saturday for Sheldon Old Home Days, complete with parade, history exhibits, storytelling, blacksmithing, music and, of course, food. “Our history helps us to understand who we are and prepare as we look to the … Read more

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St. Albans Police Chief Gary Taylor, right, reads a proposed archery ban to the city council and city manager Dominic Cloud, left, during a council meeting at city hall on Monday evening.

Council considers archery ordinance

ST. ALBANS CITY — After months of discussion, the St. Albans City Council failed to approve a greenbelt parking ordinance Monday night. An ordinance to prohibit archery within the city limits except on school grounds or permitted ranges was held … Read more

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City construction heats up for summer

ST. ALBANS CITY — It’s another summer of construction for St. Albans City residents and visitors, with more than $48 million in public and private funds being invested in the city and an adjacent portion of the town. On the … Read more

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Rep. Peter Welch, right, and Rep. John Lewis are surrounded by colleagues who participated in a sit-in on the floor of Congress Tuesday and Wednesday.

Welch sits in protest

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday morning Vermont’s only Congressman, Peter Welch, followed a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, onto the floor of the House of Representatives and sat. The sit-in was an effort to shame … Read more

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Adam Fitzgerald, manager of Guy’s Farm and Yard, measures the chicken wire needed for a portable coop as part of a Seeds for Growth project. Chickens and coops were given to families participating in the project during Soil Fest in Taylor Park on Saturday.

Backyard to plate

ST. ALBANS — Fourteen area families will be raising more than 250 chickens over the next month, with one third of the birds ultimately going to feed those in need in the form of chicken potpies. The chicken potpie project … Read more

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A soccer tournament is held at the Hard'Ack Recreation Area in this September, 2015 Messenger file photo.

City, Hard’Ack to merge

ST. ALBANS — The Hard’Ack Recreation Area will be merging with St. Albans City. Hard’Ack Trustees President John Holzscheiter spoke to the St. Albans City Council Monday, explaining a final agreement for the merger will be provided to the city … Read more

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Digester: boon or bane for water quality?

ST. ALBANS — Will a proposed manure digester for St. Albans Bay reduce the amount of phosphorous entering the bay? That’s the question at the heart of concerns raised about the project by the St. Albans Area Watershed Association (SAAWA) … Read more

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FNESU school merger unanimously defeated

ENOSBURGH — Voters from the towns of Bakersfield, Berkshire, Montgomery, Enosburgh and Richford unanimously shot down the proposed Act 46 merger of the five school districts Tuesday. The votes were: • Bakersfield 99-89; • Berkshire 113-78; • Montgomery 219-52; • … Read more

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