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:

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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Auditorium gets workout

ST. ALBANS CITY — St. Albans City staff will be ringing in the holidays in their temporary digs in the city hall auditorium. The staff is working out of the auditorium until the renovation of their offices is complete. Signs … Read more

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Swanton wind gets OK from FAA

SWANTON —The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined seven proposed wind turbines in Swanton do not pose a threat to air navigation. The determination, issued Sunday, states that “aeronautical study revealed that the structure[s] do not exceed obstruction standards and … Read more

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Debbie Paradee (left) and Jane Dobrowolski (right) of the Fairfield Community Center food shelf discuss how to get fresh local food to people in need at a hunger council meeting last Wednesday at the state office building on Federal Street.

COMMUNITY: Hunger council eyes logistics

ST. ALBANS — How to get locally grown food into the hands of those at risk of hunger is an ongoing challenge, and the Franklin-Grand Isle Hunger Council resumed discussion of the subject last week. The logistical challenges are many. … Read more

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Local artist Mark Prent works on a mixed media piece at his St. Albans home

Art for a challenging world

ST. ALBANS — In his St. Albans studio, sculptor Mark Prent grins as he wraps a doll-sized straightjacket around a clay figure. Soon, the figure will be cast in silicone, clothed in a jacket, and placed inside a doctor’s bag. … Read more

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HEALTH CARE: NMC projects get green light

ST. ALBANS — The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) has given its approval for $33.2 million in renovations and new construction at Northwestern Medical Center (NMC). “We’re thrilled,” said Jonathan Billings, NMC’s vice president for planning and community relations, this … Read more

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