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:

Sen. Norm McAllister, a Republican from Highgate, walks past media into Franklin County Superior Court Friday morning to be arraigned on sex charges.

‘It’s ugly and it’s sordid’

ST. ALBANS — According to police, years of coerced sex came to light when Franklin County State Senator Norm McAllister attempted to persuade a woman to have sex with him in exchange for not evicting her son, his tenant. Court … Read more

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Richford: Stories conflict in stabbing

ST. ALBANS — Witnesses have offered police conflicting accounts of what happened at a River Street party in Richford Sunday night at which a 19-year-old was stabbed and his ex-girlfriend subsequently charged with attempted manslaughter. Judge Martin Maley reduced the … Read more

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Mike Adams, an employee at St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, pulls milk from a fridge at the store.

DAIRY INDUSTRY: Crying over milk prices

ST. ALBANS — While farmers receive less for their milk, the prices consumers pay have remain high, particularly in St. Albans where the average price for a gallon of milk exceeds the national average by 59 cents. In St. Albans, … Read more

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Workers from the Connor Group begin taking down the Owl Club building Tuesday morning.

DEVELOPMENT: Ruling topples Owl Club

ST. ALBANS — With a favorable decision from the Vermont Environmental Court on Friday, the Connor Group this morning began demolishing the former Owl Club and historic John Smith home on Maiden Lane. Neighbors Sue and Mark Prent and Peter … Read more

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Matthew Webster is escorted into court Tuesday afternoon, where he faces charges in the September, 2013 murder of Anna Alger.

WEBSTER CASE: Defense: Murder victim at fault

ST. ALBANS — Alleged aggression on the part of the murder victim are likely to be part of the defense when accused murderer Matthew Webster goes to trial this summer. Webster, 31, of Swanton, has been charged with second-degree murder … Read more

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St. Albans City Director of Planning and Development explains the city's plans for a Federal Street connector to visiting legislators and Agency of Transportation officials on Wednesday at the New England Central Railroad headquarters on Federal Street.

Transportation: Roundabout best option for Exit 19

ST. ALBANS — The highly accident-prone intersection at Exit 19, which on an average has more than 30,000 vehicles pass through it daily, suffered from the state’s previous approach to road improvements. That was the assessment of Catherine Dimitruk, executive … Read more

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Traffic: Lights out at intersection

ST. ALBANS CITY — Traffic engineers have recommended St. Albans City delay the installation of a traffic light at the corner of Lake and Federal streets and instead install a four-way stop. The installation of the stop signs, anticipated in … Read more

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From the archives: Arena icing secure

This Messenger article from Dec. 5, 2014 shows the importance of the Kraft Hockeyville contest for Highgate Arena, with up to $150,000 on the line and an opportunity to host an NHL preseason hockey game. Voting continues for one more day at … Read more

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Bellows Free Academy teacher Jeff Moulton was among the educators and students who spoke about water quality at a meeting sponsored by the Missisquoi River Basin Association on Thursday. It was the first time a local water quality meeting has focused on educational initiatives.

WATER QUALITY: Area students set pace

SWANTON — In a change of pace for water quality meetings, attendees at a meeting sponsored by the Missisquoi River Basin Association Thursday night heard about education efforts at three area schools. Students from St. Albans City School spoke of … Read more

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