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:

Bakersfield resident Eric Jessiman looks over the town’s annual report for 2014 as Town Meeting is conducted in the Bakersfield Town Hall Tuesday.

Town Meeting Day: Selectboard candidates in tie vote

Posted on by

ST. ALBANS TOWN — A tied selectboard race and voters’ rejection of a long-discussed bike and pedestrian path project made for an interesting Town Meeting Day in St. Albans Town. See complete Town Meeting Day coverage, including full results from your … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

showcase-news-3 3 2

Meeting Day morning

Posted on by

David Schofield, left, and Sam Smith, right, get set up in the cold early Tuesday morning outside the polls at Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center. Both St. Albans Town residents are running for the three-year selectboard seat. The St. … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

Robert Bellevue, 21, of St. Albans waits with family and friends to be arraigned at Franklin County Superior Court, Criminal Division on Monday.

Teen in critical condition

Posted on by

ST. ALBANS — A 21-year-old St. Albans man was arraigned on three charges Monday following a car accident last week that sent a 16-year-old girl to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Robert L. Bellevue sat in Franklin County Superior Court, … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

Firefighters from six departments battle a fire at the English Rose Inn in Montgomery that destroyed the building and claimed the life of one of its co-owners on Friday.

MONTGOMERY: Inn co-owner dies in blaze

Posted on by

MONTGOMERY — An engulfing fire in Montgomery destroyed an inn and claimed the life of its co-owner over the weekend. The other co-owner and wife of the deceased was treated for smoke inhalation, according to officials. According to Vermont State … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

showcase-news-2 27

Zipping through vacation

Chiara Skeels, 11, slides down Hard’ack hill Thursday afternoon with Stephen Buel, 14, not far behind. Skeels, Buel and two more friends braved the nippy, single-digit temperatures yesterday for some winter fun.

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

showcase-news-2 25

Deep cold extracts toll

ST. ALBANS — Two water main breaks in St. Albans City Tuesday morning were just some of the many winter woes public works departments are experiencing this year. One break has been repaired while another is expected to be fully … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

Tamara Lapine, 22, holds son Dimitri, 2, as he waves in their Swanton home last week. Lapine is the first graduate of the Nurse-Family Partnership through the Franklin County Home Health Agency Program, a national program that has recently begun in most counties statewide.

Visiting nurses help new moms

SWANTON — Tamara Lapine was 19 years old, single, without a job or high school diploma and newly returned from Texas, when she discovered she was pregnant. “I had just moved back to Vermont,” Lapine said in an interview last … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

Community High School of Vermont student Brandy Bonyea, in the foreground, writes down notes while Department of Corrections instructor Laurette Garrand teaches in a room in the state offices building on Federal Street in St. Albans.

Learning at stake

ST. ALBANS TOWN — On a cold morning last week, everyone went about his or her business at the Northwest State Correctional Facility. Correctional officers patrolled the maze of corridors and ran security checks on visitors. One inmate clad in … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

A rendering of what the proposed St. Albans Town bike and pedestrian path underpass would look like is provided courtesy Broadreach Planning and Design landscape architect Jim Donovan.

New rec’ path goes to voters in March

ST. ALBANS TOWN —St. Albans Town in March will ask voters to use local option tax (LOT) revenue for a bike and pedestrian path project. A public hearing will be held on Monday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at St. … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott speaks at the St. Albans Historical Museum Monday before opening up the floor to community members and their economy pitches.

Economy: Lt. Gov. hosts ideas session

ST. ALBANS — It’s not a meeting with Lt. Gov. Phil Scott without a few racecar analogies. Scott, along with the Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce (FCRCC), was host for an “Economy Pitch” session Monday at the St. Albans … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary