Elodie Reed

Staff Writer

Elodie is passionate about doing good and helping making the world a better place through telling stories with writing and photography. After graduating from Amherst College as an English and Environmental Studies major, Elodie first tried her hand at reporting at the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, a small newspaper in her home state of New Hampshire, and fell in love. Elodie is now a reporter for the St. Albans Messenger, and when she isn't writing or lugging her camera every which way, she can be found exploring northern Vermont (and Canada!) with her boyfriend, reading, running, or cuddling with her cat, Chowder.

Email: elodie@samessenger.com Phone: 802.524.9771 (ext. 112)

Stories by Elodie Reed:

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Sanders kicks off campaign

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St. Albans native leads campaign BURLINGTON — Anyone near the Burlington Waterfront Park at 5 p.m. Tuesday would have been blasted by chants of “Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!”, deafening cheers and the gruff, Brooklyn accented-words: “Today, we begin a political revolution!” … Read more

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Faith Reed places a flag next to the headstone of Thomas Enright, who died on May 8, 1963 at 22 years old.

Memorial Day: The real meaning

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Students visit cemetery, pay respects to veterans FAIRFIELD — Most kids probably think cemeteries are a little creepy. But the fifth graders at Fairfield Center School learned Thursday that the graves of those now passed can be the window into history, … Read more

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MONTGOMERY: Missing person case ends well

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MONTGOMERY — Emilie Trunik, the 36-year-old head chef at The Belfry Restaurant and Pub, has been found safe and well, according to Vermont State Police. A press release was sent mid-afternoon on Tuesday but with few details. VSP St. Albans … Read more

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Chandler L’Esperance, left, a Bellows Free Academy senior from Fairfield, and Tucker Lewis, right, a BFA junior from Alburgh, stand in the Northwest Technical Center automotive shop on Monday.

AUTOMOTIVES: NWTC pair hit the road

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ST. ALBANS — Northwest Technical Center students Chandler L’Esperance and Tucker Lewis are sitting pretty as the new Vermont state winners of the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition. L’Esperance, a Bellows Free Academy senior from Fairfield, and Lewis, a BFA … Read more

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Nancy McKee discusses a word she and Victoria Slocum, 8, came across while reading at the Fairfax Community Library on Thursday. In between them is Rainbow, a Newfoundland dog McKee brings in twice a month for students to read to.

Reading to Rainbow

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FAIRFAX — Reading to Rainbow is all about having fun. Rainbow, a massive, shaggy, black Newfoundland, is a reading dog. She and her owner, Nancy McKee, visit the Fairfax Community Library twice each month to read with first and second … Read more

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Jim Hollingshead, right, laughs with his Vermont Adult Learning instructor, Karen Shearer, left, during a session in April. Hollingshead is working to improve his writing skills as he expands his ministry, Jesus The Rock Apostolic Church, and tries to help the community.

Divine Energy

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ST. ALBANS — If you need spiritual guidance or just a good laugh, Pastor Jim Hollingshead is there for you. “You can’t be bad but you can have fun,” said Hollingshead, chuckling, in a recent interview. Hollingshead, 54, moved to … Read more

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Abenaki tribal council member John Churchill speaks with tribal elder Grandfather “Soaring Eagle” Phil Thibault following a ceremony and blessing for the new totem pole.

Totem points to Creator

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ST. ALBANS — At the end of a winding, tree-lined road on a beautiful spring day, dozens of people gathered to dedicatee the Missisquoi Abenaki community’s new totem pole. “It’s a spiritual awakening,” Chief Lawrence “Moose” Lampman said as he … Read more

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SEXUAL EXPLOITATION: What about the victims?

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ST. ALBANS — Left in the wake of last week’s investigation, arrest and arraignment of state Sen. Norm McAllister — and the continuing media coverage — are the three women who McAllister is alleged to have sexually abused. That experience, … Read more

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A statue of Our Lady of Fátima looks up at cloudy skies Wednesday outside of St. Mary’s Parish Church on Fairfield Street.

PARTNERSHIPS: Where is the clergy?

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ST. ALBANS — Every month, social services, volunteer organizations, healthcare providers and a number of other groups come together at the Community Partnership meetings to discuss how they can collaborate and support one another. Rev. Charlie Purinton, interim minister at … Read more

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