Michelle Monroe

About Michelle Monroe

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.

Latest From Michelle Monroe:

Distracted driving persists

With additional reporting by COURTNEY LAMDIN The state’s law prohibiting driving while using a cell phone has been in place for a year, but law enforcement officers are still seeing and stopping drivers for distracted driving. “A substantial number of …  Read more

Pressure grows on McAllister

ST. ALBANS — Two Franklin County Republican lawmakers have joined state leaders in calling on state Sen. Norm McAllister to resign after sexual assault allegations surfaced last week. Rep. Brian Savage (R-Swanton) and Sen. Dustin Degree (R-Franklin) agreed it would …  Read more

A sit-down with Shumlin

ST. ALBANS — Gov. Peter Shumlin continued to tout the work of the Vermont Legislature this biennium in an interview with The St. Albans Messenger last Wednesday. The governor spoke about education, Lake Champlain, health care and reducing prison costs …  Read more

IBM: What’s at stake?

IBM, the largest single private employer in Vermont, is putting its semi-conductor business up for sale, according to reports in the financial press. Frank Cioffi, president of the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation, however, is hopeful if the Essex facility sells, …  Read more

Priest wins lawsuit award

The Rev. Daniel Lokanga prevailed in his lawsuit against Red Barn Storage and Warehouse owners Paul and Jane Barrenger. On December 20, Franklin County Superior Court Judge Dennis Pearson ruled the company owes Lokanga $13,634 plus legal costs for removing …  Read more

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