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:

Henry Marckres, of the Agency of Agriculture, Farms and Markets, tastes a sample of Dark Color – Robust Taste maple syrup in the Bellows Free Academy cafeteria Thursday. Marckres and seven other judges conducted the Vermont Maple Syrup and Maple Products Contest, the winners of which will be announced at the Vermont Maple Barbeque Saturday evening.

Bursting with maple

ST. ALBANS — It may sound blissful to consume maple sugar for six hours, but it can become a little hard on the stomach. “You have plenty,” said Henry Marckres of the Agency of Agriculture, Farm and Markets. Marckres and … Read more

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Cathy Branon of Sheldon makes maple fudge in the Bellows Free Academy kitchen Thursday evening that will be sold in the Vermont Maple Store throughout the weekend.

Maple Festival begins

ST. ALBANS — One lane of Main Street blocked by vendors, a carousel in Taylor Park and the sweet aroma of syrup and sugar can only mean one thing: the Vermont Maple Festival is here. The 49th annual event was … Read more

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Several-month-old goats look out from their stall at Boston Post Dairy in Enosburgh on Wednesday. The farm is in the midst of kidding season, which is a busy but admittedly adorable time of year.

Taking care of the kids

ENOSBURGH — Caring for one, two, three or even 11 kids is a serious job for any parent. Try 98 kids – albeit, goat kids – all born within days of each other. That is the task set before Theresa … Read more

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Vermont State Police trooper Derek Rolandini and his K9, Kovu, check on each other during a motor vehicle stop on County Road last week. The pair have been working as a K9 unit for the St. Albans Barracks for six years.

K9 Kovu

ST. ALBANS — Kovu can track a scent for miles, sniff out drugs, bark intimidatingly and even bite on command. He also can pull his own treats out of a certain Vermont State Police trooper’s desk drawer at the St. … Read more

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Nice day for a ride

Hunter Taylor, 7, rides his bike past his Barlow Street house where his family dog, Mr. Bigs, sits on the porch.

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Officials probe Richford fire

RICHFORD — One day after his preliminary motion hearing on a forfeiture order for eight dogs, the Richford home Randy Sheperd was living in burned to the ground. According to a Richford Fire Department official, a call came in around … Read more

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Richard J. Laws speaks with members of the media outside Franklin County Superior Court, Criminal Division Monday following his arraignment on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

SEX OFFENDER: How to move forward?

ST. ALBANS — The natural question to every challenging situation is: how to move forward. That query was on everyone’s mind Monday as Richard J. Laws, a 49-year-old man who was convicted of kidnapping, raping and beating a woman in … Read more

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Eighth grade St. Albans Town Educational Center student Haven Zada puts the last of 165 pennies on before his team’s bridge collapses at Tech and Engineering Day at Northwest Technical Center Wednesday.

Put to the test

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ST. ALBANS — Can you build a bridge with just paper and paper clips? How about an edible car? How would you reinforce a strip of plastic sheeting with just string and masking tape? Local seventh and eight graders were … Read more

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Agatha Ndyana, originally from Burundi, receives her citizenship certificate in the Bliss Room Tuesday afternoon as her 18-year-old granddaughter, Merci, smiles behind her.

Welcome home

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ST. ALBANS — After fleeing civil war, living in a Tanzanian refuge camp, moving to a new country, struggling with cultural differences and the challenges of non-citizenship, Agatha Ndyana is finally an American. “There were a lot of difficulties,” said … Read more

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A St. Albans Town voter arrives at Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center to cast her vote in a special election for a three-year selectboard seat between Sam Smith and David Schofield Tuesday, March 31.

Smith wins special election

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ST. ALBANS TOWN — Second time’s a charm for Sam Smith. In a special election held at Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center on Tuesday, Smith garnered 410 votes versus David Schofield’s 275 votes for the three-year St. Albans Town … Read more

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