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:

Gas prices neared $4 per gallon in the summer of 2012, as seen at this gas station on North Main Street in this Messenger file photo.

Gas dealers attack lawsuit

ST. ALBANS — Four large gas companies in northwestern Vermont are trying to convince a Chittenden County court to dismiss an anti-trust suit against them by arguing that although their prices rise and fall in lockstep they haven’t done anything … Read more

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Diane Daniels accepts payment for breakfast from a young customer this morning at Build a Bagel.

DOWNTOWN: South Main revival

ST. ALBANS — The south end of Main Street in St. Albans City is getting a facelift. Buildings have new or refurbished facades and new enterprises have opened their doors. “That end has really taken on a life of its … Read more

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RENEWABLE ENERGY: Sessions to focus on siting

ST. ALBANS — The Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NRPC) with use of state funds will create an energy plan for Franklin and Grand Isle counties. Two hearings are to be held during which area residents, in addition to other questions, … Read more

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HUB OF HIGHGATE

HIGHGATE —After years of discussion, hundreds of volunteer hours, dozens of donations and more than a million dollars invested, the Highgate Arena has a new rink. Hockey practices began this week and on Saturday the arena was to see its … Read more

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City finances doing well

ST. ALBANS CITY — In its first action at its Tuesday night meeting, the St. Albans City Council approved the use of $300,000 in reserve funds to cover cost overruns for the city hall renovation project. The council also approved … Read more

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EDUCATION: What’s in the ed. pipeline?

ST. ALBANS — Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe Wednesday night laid out for area school directors some of the challenges facing Vermont’s children and schools. The presentation covered new approaches to evaluating schools, new understanding of how students learn, … Read more

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200 years of worship

ST. ALBANS — Two hundred years ago this week, parishioners of St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopalian Church purchased the property the church currently occupies on Church Street in St. Albans City for $200. It has been the home of the church … Read more

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Lt. Gov. Phil Scott speaks at the rededication of the Taylor Park fountain Saturday. To his left are the St. Albans Rotary Club which is raising the $300,000 to pay for the restoration.

Pride flows from fountain

ST. ALBANS — Hundreds of people counted down, six-year-old Thomas Garceau flipped the switch, and the water – didn’t flow. As the crowd was forewarned, it took nearly a minute for the water pressure to build up Saturday when the … Read more

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The fully restored Taylor Park fountain will begin to flow again on Saturday when the pumps are turned on at noon. Gov. Peter Shumlin will be on hand for the event.

Long-misted beauty majestic once more

ST. ALBANS CITY — Wearing a “Save the Ladies” t-shirt, Scott Howell of Robinson Iron in Alabama returned to St. Albans City Thursday with a refurbished and restored Taylor Park fountain. Workmen began installing it around 7:30 a.m. and finished … Read more

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