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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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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A wet walk

A woman walks down Main Street in St. Albans City yesterday afternoon. Heavy rain drove people off the streets and inside, though the few that were out and about were easily spotted by their umbrellas and their hurry to get … Read more

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Maple Glen Campground in Sheldon was closed in 2010 after a series of investigations in 2009 surfaced a number of environmental and state violations. The campground is seen in these photos taken last week, though the owners are working to make changes and re-open the area for business next spring.

SHELDON: Partners plan to dress up nudist camp

SHELDON — Several changes are in motion at Maple Glen Campground following state action that led to the closing of the former nudist campground and a fine for numerous violations of environmental regulations. Among the recent shifts regarding the 300-acre … Read more

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Bonnie, a four-year-old Rothschild’s giraffe at Parc Safari, just had a baby giraffe last week. Her fellow adult giraffe, Agathe, looks on from the left – she was the last giraffe to be born at the park, some 23 years ago. Below: Agathe, left, Bonnie, center, and the baby giraffe, right, all pose pretty for the crowd at Parc Safari on Saturday.

Long, tall and beautiful

HEMMINGFORD, Quebec — One could argue that birth is the most natural thing in the world. There’s no question that a baby giraffe is one of the cutest things in the world. A week ago Sunday, visitors to Parc Safari … Read more

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