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:

Tara Wright, a 44-year-old Georgia resident, FairPoint Communications employee and vice president of Colchester-based worker union IBEW 2326, pickets outside with others at the St. Albans FairPoint Communications office on Bank Street yesterday. On her left is Steven Archambeault, 42, of Fairfield, and on her right are Bethany Bates, 39, of Georgia and Tim Rickard, 47, of Georgia.

Fairpoint employees picketing at home

ST. ALBANS CITY— The FairPoint Communications strike made its way to Franklin County beginning Monday, where an estimated 40 to 50 employees live. Several members of the local, Colchester-based chapter of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, IBEW 2326, stood outside … Read more

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Costly fire in Fairfax

FAIRFAX — A fire here Monday evening left a split-level ranch, garage, and a recreational motorhome heavily damaged, though nobody was hurt. According to Fairfax Fire Dept. Lt. Dave Raymond, a 911 call was placed just after 8 last night … Read more

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Beach weather?

Trees stand bare along the shores of North Hero State Park as people walk the beach looking toward Alburgh on Saturday. Drenching rains took down most of the leaves and showers are expected to continue this coming week.

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Nina Wiese-Hansen, a school nutrition specialist and The Abbey Group’s food services director for Franklin County, looks on as deli staff worker Michelle Russell-Green puts away some utensils in the kitchen at Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans recently.

School Lunches: How it works

ST. ALBANS — People within The Abbey Group Food Services Management are quick to tell you – they’re not your typical lunch ladies. “This little company in Sheldon, Vermont – [it] really has really great reach,” said Nina Wiese-Hansen, school … Read more

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Patricia Woodward, a 65-year-old St. Albans resident, stands next to her car as she prepares to transport clients as part of the Green Mountain Transit agency volunteer driver service recently.

Drivers wanted

ST. ALBANS — Need a ride? Patricia Woodward has you covered. She can pick you up at 4:30 a.m. if need be, can take you to your doctor’s appointment, your addiction treatment center, the dentist’s office, or just to the … Read more

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Warren United Church of Christ created sexual abuse policy and guidelines in 2004 after a man with past sex offenses asked to join the church.

Confronting sexual abuse

ST. ALBANS — Ten years ago, Rev. Susan McKnight faced a difficult decision when a newcomer, a man with a past sex offense, asked to join the Warren United Church of Christ.   McKnight, who began preaching at the church … Read more

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From left to right, Agency of Transportation Secretary Brian Searles, Gov. Peter Shumlin, Quebec Premier Phillippe Couillard, Minister of Transport Robert Poëti and Leader of Government in the Senate Claude Carignan cut a ribbon last Friday in Saint-Sebastian, QC, inaugurating the opening of the first two segments of Autoroute 35.

Roadtrip with the Gov.

SAINT-SEBASTIAN — On Friday afternoon, two members of the media, Agency of Transportation Secretary and former St. Albans City Manager Brian Searles, Gov. Peter Shumlin, his constituent correspondent, Geoff Green, and a driver all piled into a black SUV. The … Read more

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Franklin County Humane Society director Rusty Posner and shelter employee Stephanie Lavoie play with Brewster, a one and a half year old Pit Bull and lab mix, on Thursday afternoon.

Dog attack sparks talk about rules

ST. ALBANS — After a dog attack late last month, a full-bred Pit Bull has been sent out of St. Albans Town and municipal officials may be asked to consider changing an animal ordinance for a second time in several … Read more

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Pit Bull Problems

Video: Dog attack sparks talk about rules

ST. ALBANS — After a dog attack late last month, a full-bred Pit Bull has been sent out of St. Albans Town and municipal officials may be asked to consider changing an animal ordinance for a second time in several … Read more

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Walmart, a year later

ST. ALBANS — On Oct. 16, 2013, Walmart opened its doors to much fanfare, chanting, politicians, local celebrities and excited shoppers who waited in line for hours and even overnight to enter the store the first time. Wednesday afternoon as … Read more

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