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)

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Revenge porn

MONTPELIER — Imagine waking up to find your e-mail inbox filled with notes from friends expressing sympathy and support, and even more disturbing messages from strangers commenting on your attractiveness, expressing a desire to have sex with you, or worse. … Read more

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Cash stashed in snowbank

ST. ALBANS — Accused bank robber Jacob M. Rheaume hid in a dumpster as part of his effort to escape detection, according to court documents released following his arraignment on Wednesday morning. Rheaume, 30, of Highgate, is charged with robbing … Read more

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Defense attorney Rory Malone makes his closing statement Friday.

Teen guilty in fatality

ST. ALBANS — After roughly six hours of deliberations the jury returned with a verdict of guilty in the trial of Tristan Cameron, 18, of St. Albans. Cameron was charged with grossly negligent operation with a fatality resulting. Cameron, then … Read more

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Witness Kenna Johnston of the Crash Lab uses a magnetic scale model Friday to interpret what happened at the scene of the accident.

TEEN FATALITY: Jury back at work today

ST. ALBANS — A verdict is expected today in the trial of Tristan Cameron of St. Albans. Cameron is accused of grossly negligent operation in the July 18, 2013 accident that killed his friend Tyler Rheaume, 16, of Sheldon. Friday’s … Read more

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Teen on trial for fatality

ST. ALBANS — On July 18, 2013, Tristan Cameron, then 17, and Tyler Rheaume, 16, were two friends enjoying the freedom of summer – watching movies, eating pizza, jumping off the cliffs into water at the Swanton quarry. But a … Read more

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St. Albans Town developer Sam Smith, right, meets with City manager Dominic Cloud Feb. 17 at a St. Albans Rotary meeting.

Moratorium survives court test

ST. ALBANS — St. Albans Town developer Sam Smith has lost his case against the City of St. Albans over water and sewer access. Smith had sought to prove the city discriminated against him, in violation of the equal protection … Read more

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This dog, named 'Bunny,' weighed 15 pounds when it was brought into Franklin County Animal Rescue.

Eight dogs confiscated

ST. ALBANS — On Thursday, Feb. 5, law enforcement, local officials, and animal rescue staff arrived at the home of Randall Sheperd, 53, of Richford, with a warrant to remove dogs believed to be suffering from extreme neglect. It was … Read more

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ENVIRONMENT: Waterways take the floor

MONTPELIER — The Vermont’s General Assembly took two hours from committee meetings and hearings Wednesday morning to hear about water quality from citizens, scientists, businesspeople and a representative of Vermont’s dairy farmers. The key message heard was that the public … Read more

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This is an artist’s rendition of the proposed hotel that will be built on Lake Street. Developers hope to begin construction this summer. It will have 84 rooms, an indoor pool, meeting room and parking in the adjacent public garage.

DOWNTOWN: Hotel icing on city’s cake

ST. ALBANS CITY — Developer PeakCM unveiled its designs for an 84-room, $11 million hotel in downtown St. Albans City at a press conference Tuesday. The five-story building also will have a small meeting space, an indoor pool and an … Read more

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Vt. Sec. of Agriculture Chuck Ross addresses St. Albans Co-operative Creamery annual meeting attendees Saturday at St. Albans Town Educational Center.

Co-op must think globally

ST. ALBANS — With milk prices on the decline, members of the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery heard Saturday from experts about domestic and world milk markets. Also, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross spoke to about 300 co-op members during … Read more

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