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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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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Patti Jo Walker, the logo’s designer and owner of J C Image, gives Shirley Barratt of Swanton an American Classic chicken potpie at Martha’s Kitchen Friday.

COMMUNITY: Charity finds a roost

ST. ALBANS — Andrew Judge’s efforts to provide locally grown food to people in need has borne pies, chicken pot pies, to be specific. On Friday, Judge and volunteers distributed the pies to patrons of Martha’s Kitchen. Last month, pies … Read more

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Everyone into the auditorium!

ST. ALBANS CITY — The St. Albans City Clerk’s Office will be closed Friday to allow time to move into the auditorium. Other staff will follow as the ambitious City Hall renovation project moves into an important week of work. … Read more

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Solar deal boon to schools

ST. ALBANS — Six of the seven schools in the Franklin West and Franklin Central supervisory unions are poised to save a collective $2.88 million on electricity over the next 20 years. The savings are the result of joining a … Read more

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ACT 46: FNESU Merger savings $3.1M

ENOSBURGH —Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union (FNESU) staff has found that merger of Bakersfield, Berkshire, Enosburgh, Montgomery, and Richford schools would not only improve education but save taxpayers at least $3.1 million over six years. That number does not include savings … Read more

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Community ready to leap into Christmas

ST. ALBANS CITY — This holiday season Taylor Park will feature an evergreen tree more than 20 feet tall donated by St. Albans Town farmer Bert Pion. Christmas decorations have long been part of December in the park, but this is … Read more

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ACT 46: FNESU merger savings $3.1M

ENOSBURGH —Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union (FNESU) staff has found that merger of Bakersfield, Berkshire, Enosburgh, Montgomery, and Richford schools would not only improve education but save taxpayers at least $3.1 million over six years. That number does not include savings … Read more

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From left: St. Albans Town Selectboard members Bruce Cheeseman and Stan Dukas discuss their objections to a St. Albans City ordinance charging an affiliation fee to users of water and sewer services located outside the city limits.

Selectboard to sue City

ST. ALBANS — St. Albans Town is once again suing St. Albans City over water and sewer. The town selectboard voted unanimously Monday night to bring suit against the city over the city’s affiliation fee ordinance, which took effect on … Read more

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The Willard Mill housing project on Stowell Street provides 20 perpetually affordable housing units.

Housing study: There’s too little

ST. ALBANS CITY — Regardless of income level, there is more demand for housing in St. Albans City than there is housing and wage earners’ ability to keep up with the cost is a concern as well. Those findings and … Read more

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Jim Farr, chair of the Act 46 Study Committee and the St. Albans City School board, explains Act 46 to a crowd of about 30 people at the St. Albans Town Educational Center Wednesday night. Behind him are other members of the committee.

FCSU: Forum airs ed. merger plan

ST. ALBANS — How the merged school board will be elected, whether students and teachers will move between schools, and what options high school students will have were questions raised at Wednesday night’s first public forum on the creation of … Read more

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