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:

Rachel May-Whitebear sits in her Alburgh home on Tuesday. In 1962, she and her siblings waited until March for their mother, Lorraine Warner, to get out of the hospital before opening their Christmas gifts under the tree.

The best & longest Christmas

ALBURGH — There are some holidays you just never forget and some traditions you never give up. For Rachel May-Whitebear, an Alburgh resident, the Christmas of 1962 is particularly memorable. See the complete story in the weekend edition of the St. … Read more

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Chuck Ross, the secretary of agriculture, speaks to Franklin residents at the Franklin Watershed Committee meeting Thursday night.

LAKE CARMI: Officials, residents clear the air

FRANKLIN — For those water quality proponents pushing for state action on the clean up of Lake Carmi, some of their persistent efforts paid off Thursday night. See the complete story in the Friday edition of the St. Albans Messenger, or … Read more

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Chad Machia stands with his John Deere tractor at his farm in Swanton, decorated in Christmas lights in preparation for the First Annual Tractor Parade tomorrow in downtown St. Albans.

Gathering of the tractors

ST. ALBANS CITY — Chad Machia has been busy this past week. Busy covering his five John Deere tractors in Christmas lights. “I need a lot of lights,” he said on Monday. So far, Machia has used about seven thousand. … Read more

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Skyla, a kindergartener at St. Albans City School, shows off the gingerbread man she made yesterday during craft day.

Craft Day at City School

ST. ALBANS CITY — With snow on the ground and the holidays just around the corner, it’s crafting time in St. Albans City School. The kindergarten class spent a good portion of Tuesday morning creating gingerbread men and women, snowmen, … Read more

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The view from the newly completed Vermont State Offices building on Federal Street shows rooftops across St. Albans City on Thursday. The building, which 170 state employees will move into by the new year, is looking to make more connections between employees, clients and the community.

State offices building ready

ST. ALBANS CITY — The roof is on, the windows are installed, the walls are painted, technology is installed, the floors are carpeted or otherwise finished and furniture is slowly arriving. The new Vermont State Offices building on Federal Street … Read more

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Jon Haynes was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in January 2013. He sits here with his wife, Louise, in their St. Albans home on Tuesday.

A sidetrip like no other

ST. ALBANS — When Jon Haynes first put on the bird mascot suit for the Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans hockey team in 1992, it wasn’t exactly glorious. “As soon as I hit the rink, my glasses fogged up and I … Read more

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Community warmth thaws chilly Running of the Bells

ST. ALBANS CITY — With the thermometer above Peoples Trust Company reading a mere 17 degrees, hundreds of elves, Santas, snowmen, Frozen characters, sports teams and dressed up dogs gathered on Kingman Street Thursday night for the fourth annual Running … Read more

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Once a farmer …

ST. ALBANS BAY — Talk to a Montagne about farming, and you touch on something sacred. When Joe Montagne, a selectboard member and 39-year-old St. Albans native, walked through his several acres here last week and fed his 12 cows, … Read more

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