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:

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A class all her own

ST. ALBANS — Cara Maginn is a St. Albans native. She’s 20 years old and is living with her 47-year-old mother, Sara, in her grandmother’s home in town. For most of her life, Cara has been combatting mental health issues, … Read more

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Bye for now, ladies

ST. ALBANS CITY — St. Albans City officials, residents and local media gathered in Taylor Park Wednesday morning to watch the park’s fountain, now a ripe 127 years old, be disassembled and loaded for repair by employees of Robinson Iron, … Read more

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Something for all ages in Taylor Park

Wyatt Wunderlich, 3, of Bakersfield, holds his the hand of his mother, Marcy, during the St. Albans Raid Heritage Review in Taylor Park on Saturday. See many more photos from the St. Albans Raid weekend in today’s edition on pages … Read more

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Linda Radtke, accompanied by pianist Arthur Zorn, performs Wednesday evening at the St. Albans Historical Museum.

Singing 1860s to life

ST. ALBANS — There’s nothing like a little music to transport people back to 1864. The Vermont Civil War Songbook, performed by singer Linda Raddle and piano accompanist Arthur Zorn and put on by the Vermont Humanities Council, drew about … Read more

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Ready to romp

Ryan Marshall, 38, plays with Cameron, a rescue husky and border collie mix, early this morning in Marc’s Barc Parc at Hard’ack Recreation Area. See more stories in Wednesday’s edition of the St. Albans Messenger, or read our digital edition at … Read more

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Judith Cormier stands in her home in Franklin on Monday with a table full of food she and her family have grown.

Homesteading today

FRANKLIN — When last December’s ice storm knocked out power for much of northern Vermont and left many stranded in their dark, cold homes, Rob and Judith Cormier were warm and cozy. See the complete story in Tuesday’s edition of the … Read more

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Sheldon Elementary School student Jayden Stimson, 5, takes home Race Day yesterday at the Children’s Literacy Foundation “Year of the Book” grant celebration kick-off.

Books, books & more books

SHELDON — “Do you guys like to read?” was the question Waterbury-based Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) executive director Duncan McDougall asked Sheldon Elementary students Thursday afternoon. About 60 children shouted a deafening “yeah!” Good thing, too, since McDougall brought a … Read more

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Noelle Aube Westbom, 7, builds with Legos while her brother, Lennon Carl, 4, plays on the computer behind her. The two siblings, both from Swanton, went to Legos Thursdays for the first time at the Haston Library in Franklin yesterday.

Lego Thursdays

FRANKLIN — “Could you take out the bicycle and handcuffs for me?” he asked. “Are there any girl faces that aren’t angry?” she said a few moments later. One has to have a kid’s imagination to guess what Noelle Westbom, … Read more

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Many people in Vermont are considered homeless, but among that population, some still live with their own shelter, clothes and food, without seeking assistance.

Living outside

ST. ALBANS — “Thomas” lives outside. He doesn’t have a house, but according to him, he’s not homeless: he’s houseless. Thomas, who has requested anonymity in fear of losing his living space, is in his mid-50s, and is staying in … Read more

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Northwestern Medical Center CEO Jill Bowen poses in superhero costume outside the hospital Friday as part of Franklin-Grand Isle United Way’s kick-off campaign for the new fundraising year.

Community superheroes

ST. ALBANS — Northwestern Medical Center CEO Jill Bowen donned a cape and mask Friday morning, looking like the role she and many others will soon play for this community: a superhero. Bowen is among the dozens the St. Albans … Read more

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