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:

Keith and Lori Sampietro’s 23 dogs stay on their property in their dog barn when they’re not pulling sleds. All of the dogs – high energy and friendly – are excited to see Keith in this photo.

Mushing Montgomery

MONTGOMERY — When you arrive at the backwoods Montgomery house, you’ve entered dog’s domain. “This is their house,” said Keith Sampietro, co-owner of the outdoor “green fun” company Montgomery Adventures. “These are our kids.” See the complete story in Saturday’s … Read more

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Anne Doe of Boston Post Dairy talks about her new cheese, “Cownty Tails,” which is made of cow’s milk specially for Franklin County residents who tend not to like goat’s cheese.

In Good Taste

ST. ALBANS CITY — More than just milk comes out of northwest Vermont. Take David Howe, of Elm Brook Farm in East Fairfield, who distills his own spirits from maple sugar and gives them names inspired by his dogs’ names … Read more

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Scott Pasfield, left, and Nick Barletta, right, stand with their dog, Portland, on Monday. The couple owns The INN in Montgomery, and recently won $25,000 through the Travel Channel's "Hotel Showdown" competition.

The INN grabs a WIN

MONTGOMERY — Montgomery is in the spotlight thanks to a couple of inn owners and a Travel Channel show called “Hotel Showdown.” The show, which aired its second episode Tuesday night, is a winner-take-all competition between four hoteliers, each from … Read more

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Beginning Dec. 18, 65 solar trackers – each with 24 panels – power Northwest State Correctional Facility through AllEarth Renewables based in Williston.

Sun’s rays captured at prison

ST. ALBANS — Northwest State Correctional Facility (NSCF) is welcoming all the rays it can get on Lower Newton Road, where 65 solar trackers – each with 24 panels – now sit, move with the sun and power the state … Read more

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St. Albans Town is rapidly moving forward in its efforts to relocate the Department of Public Works building to this 73-acre plot of town land on Brigham Road. Right now, the property stores extra town equipment and has a spot for residents to drop off grass clippings

Town garage relocation on fast track

ST. ALBANS TOWN — The St. Albans Town Department of Public Works (DPW) Relocation Project Committee has been working to get the old town garage off the shore of St. Albans Bay and to put a new building on town … Read more

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Cross looks at the trucks in the St. Albans Fire Department bays. The up-to-date and high quality equipment is a point of pride for the department.

Longtime fire chief embraces new job

ST. ALBANS TOWN — Harold “Bobby” Cross has been firefighting in St. Albans Town for a pretty long time. The 57-year-old started with the department as a teenager in 1976, a year after it was first formed. “It was down … Read more

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Cold night in Franklin County

Fuzzy horses nibble on grass on North Road in Fairfield Wednesday afternoon as temperatures plunged and snow swirled. It was about 5 degrees when this photo was taken, but temperatures continued to drop through the afternoon, bottoming out as low … Read more

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St. Albans City Director of Planning and Development Chip Sawyer talks about the Taylor Park fountain at a meeting at Barlow Street School Tuesday night.

Park fountain plans begin to take shape

ST. ALBANS CITY — As the conversation continues about Taylor Park’s fountain restoration, city and St. Albans Rotary Club officials are firming up design plans and emphasizing the need for robust fundraising. A new development in both is a proposed … Read more

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This courtesy photo shows Michael McMurphy and his wife, Maureen, recently. McMurphy grew up in Richford.

Born in Richford, knighted in France

RICHFORD — Michael McMurphy was pretty much just a regular kid growing up in Richford in the 1950s and 60s. It is well beyond doubtful that anyone could have predicted his knighthood. One of four children to parents Allen and … Read more

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A car passes through the Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru at the Jolley Store on Route 104 in St. Albans. Planning for a crosswalk between the store and Collins Perley Sports and Fitness Center is underway.

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY: Crosswalk possible by spring

ST. ALBANS TOWN — Following many months of waiting, officials here are now seeing movement from the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) on a crosswalk project on Route 104 at the Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center Complex. The area, … Read more

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