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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:

Michelle Saine, who runs her dog walking and pet sitting business, P.A.W.S. by Michelle, in the St. Albans area, hugs Danni the great Dane after a walk last week.

Taking care of furry friends

ST. ALBANS CITY — Michelle Saine is pretty hard to miss in downtown St. Albans. You’ve probably seen her. She’s the lady walking four dogs — some tiny, others huge — all at the same time. Pick up Friday’s edition … Read more

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Fletcher town clerk Elaine Sweet and selectboard member Annette Kalinoski work in the town offices yesterday during the Vermont Primary Election.

FLETCHER; ‘A lot of scrap paper’

FLETCHER — On Vermont’s Primary Election day Tuesday, Fletcher Clerk Elaine Sweet didn’t expect a huge voter turnout. And sure enough, by the end of the day just 40 people had walked through the town office door. Sweet, who is … Read more

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A plastic bottle washes up onto an algae-covered shore along St. Albans Bay.

ST. ALBANS TOWN: Board hears bay concerns

ST. ALBANS BAY — It’s time to stop pointing fingers, stop talking, and just do something – that’s the message the St. Albans Town Selectboard delivered Monday night. Yesterday’s meeting opened with the bay’s hottest topic – the water, the … Read more

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Watershed groups push for funding

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Watershed Committee (FWC) held its annual meeting Wednesday night as algal blooms continue to bloom in local lakes raising public concern about the environment and health. The session brought close to 50 residents, volunteers, legislators and … Read more

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Algae blooms have been showing up in multiple water bodies in Franklin County in the past few weeks, including along Georgia Shore Wednesday afternoon.

Public eye on algae

ST. ALBANS — Algal blooms in local lakes have grown ever more visible and smelly as the month continues, causing an outcry for action. Currently, there is no statewide program or federal funding specifically aimed at prevention or management of … Read more

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St. Albans native Orla Walsh, 28, carries a sandbag for training up and down Hard’ack recreation area's hills last Friday. Walsh, now a Killington resident, only began Spartan Racing a year ago, but she is quickly becoming a serious competitor in the obstacle racing sport.

Believing in the dream

ST. ALBANS — Run up and down a mountain with 20 pounds of rocks in your backpack, drag a cement block or carry a massive sandbag up a grassy hill, throw a few spears and maybe do an hour of … Read more

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Kenneth Thompson, 34, stands outside his home in ANDCO Mobile Home Cooperative in Highgate.

HOUSING: Community living

HIGHGATE/SWANTON — In keeping with the American dream, home ownership is something most people want. Buying a home in a nice neighborhood that has community spirit – well, that’s pretty great, too. Two mobile home parks in Franklin County are … Read more

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From left to right, Amanda Powers, 11, Priya Bates, 8, and Mya Belanger, 11,  wear Civil War period underpinnings and dresses that their grandmother, Cindy Leadbetter, has sewn.

ST. ALBANS RAID: Rocking that 1864-Style

ST. ALBANS — If you think putting together a good outfit is hard work today, try going back a century or two. Or, just talk to the men and women procuring period dress for the St. Albans Raid 150th Anniversary … Read more

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