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:

Foresters Jason Nerenberg, left, and Matt Leonard, right, finish up an inventory of trees on Messenger Street Friday with a web-based map program on their iPads. Both men have been contracted by the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program to complete an inventory of all the public trees in St. Albans City.

ST. ALBANS CITY: Tree people branch out

ST. ALBANS CITY — Drivers and passersby in the city may notice a few people in orange vests, standing beneath trees and burying their noses in iPads. They’re not absent-minded technology users who accidentally wandered outside. They’re foresters. And they’re … Read more

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SCOOP OF SUCCESS

ST. ALBANS — It’s hot, it’s summer, and it’s ice cream season. Eating the good stuff is the easy part. The hard part? Keeping all that ice cream cool. It’s a challenge that the St. Albans Ben & Jerry’s factory … Read more

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Chatch Pregger, the creator of Farm to Ballet and “Weathervane Rooster,” lifts up dancer and “Farmer” Megan Stearns during a performance held at Von Gal Farm on Sunday. The land, located in Essex Junction, is farmed by Highgate organic dairyman Paul de la Bruere.

Farm to Ballet

ESSEX/HIGHGATE — There are few scenarios in which a ballet performance is interrupted by a cow mooing – and that interruption is welcomed. But the animal’s noise – which came at a perfectly timed break in music – was not … Read more

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Bernard Savage, federally charged with distributing cocaine, sits as a board member at an Alburgh Selectboard meeting Tuesday night. Savage declined to resign his position.

Savage to stay on Alburgh board

ALBURGH — Bernard Savage elected not to resign from his selectboard position Tuesday. Savage, 57, made that decision during a meeting last night that was held without incident until the end, when a shouting match erupted. The anger was mostly … Read more

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Elders D’Agostini, left, and Simmonds, right, stand last week with the car they use for their mission in Franklin County. The two men, aged 18 and 20, are missionaries from Utah with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

On a mission

ST. ALBANS — All their lives, children who attend the Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints – more commonly known as the Mormon church – grow up hearing about, and looking forward to, their missions. There’s even a child’s hymn: … Read more

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Elaine Sweet, Fletcher Town Clerk, works at her desk last week. Sweet, who has been clerk for over 31 years, is retiring August 27.

Fletcher town clerk retiring after 31 years

FLETCHER — She’s the smiling lady in the Fletcher Clerk’s Office and has been so for over 31 years. But next week will be Elaine Sweet’s last as town clerk. “It’s the next step in my life,” said Sweet in … Read more

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Alburgh selectman charged for drugs

ALBURGH — Bernard Savage was allowed to return home Wednesday after a federal judge determined he did not pose a risk to his community. Savage, 57, is an Alburgh resident, selectman and business owner. Yesterday, at U.S. District Court in … Read more

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Signs warning swimmers of the potentially toxic cyanobacteria were posted along St. Albans Bay park yesterday.

Algae threat blooms

ST. ALBANS — Blue-green algae blooms are threatening local waters. According to the Vermont Department of Health, St. Albans Bay was on high alert for blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, Tuesday. Turquoise-colored, smelly water crashed onto the St. Albans Bay park … Read more

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Heat Wave

Jayla Charbonneau-Francis, 6, laughs as she splashes in St. Albans City Pool Monday while her father, Mike Prior, helps her stay afloat. The heat wave in Vermont will continue through Thursday, with highs around 90 and continued humidity.  

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