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:

St. Albans City School students form the letters “RiseVT” during the school’s Stewardship Day Monday.

City School joins health kick

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Initiative reaching out to community ST. ALBANS CITY — There’s something impressive about 750 students, plus their teachers and other school staff, chanting the words “Rise VT! Rise VT!” in one, thunderous roar. “This is really sending chills up my spine,” … Read more

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Vermont State Police marine troopers dock in St. Albans Bay Thursday briefly in between patrols related to two escaped convicts who broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility in N.Y. last weekend.

PRISON BREAK: Area on alert for 2 killers

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Police remain vigilant ST. ALBANS — As the week-long search for two convicted killers continues in northern New York, local law enforcement authorities are remaining vigilant. Vermont State Police, St. Albans Police Department and the U.S. Border Patrol Swanton Sector (see accompanying … Read more

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From left to right, retired Navy Sr. Chief and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) service officer Jim Lavoie, 75, retired Marine Corps member, Army Sgt. and Vietnam Veterans of America chaplain Fred McMahon, Sr., 62, and retired Air Force SNSgt Homer Wetherby, 65, are three of the 10 Vietnam veterans in a new honor guard intended to provide military honors at local funerals and services.

Final respects

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New honor guard possible with Rotary Club’s support ST. ALBANS — No matter what happened in the beginning or the middle, every Franklin County veteran can now be properly honored at the end of their life. Three Vietnam War veterans – … Read more

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Bomb squad at local Walmart

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Authorities focus on pressure cooker ST. ALBANS TOWN — As of press time this morning, authorities had maneuvered a bomb disposal robot into the Walmart store located here on Route 7–North. That occurred at about 10:45 a.m. as law enforcement … Read more

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Rebecca Howrigan, 31, with her one-year-old son, Ryland, on her back, looks at a clipboard after feeding an hours-old calf at the Manning Farm in St. Albans recently.

All in the family

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Three generations share their lives, work on dairy farm Editor’s Note: The Vermont Dairy Festival is in full swing in Enosburg Falls this weekend. This article runs in conjunction with that event as an example of the many area families involved in … Read more

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Organic fun

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Colby Hudson, 9, runs past the greenhouse he helped his family get ready for planting Wednesday. Hudson’s mother, Tammy, runs Tajeanhus Herb Shop from her Lower Newton Road home and sells organic herbs, greens and produce. Colby and his brother, … Read more

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The trailer on Sen. Norm McAllister’s Franklin property where Diane Lefebvre’s son was living when she was allegedly solicited for sex by McAllister in May.

McAllister accuser dies at 58

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Police rule out foul play; impact on case unknown ENOSBURG FALLS — The woman who initially brought sex-for-rent allegations against Republican state Sen. Norm McAllister died over the weekend, Vermont State Police report. “Diane Lefebrve, who is the initial complainant in … Read more

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From right to left, Doug Patterson, 69, Gary Kling, 64, and Tom Wilson, 62, all work on building one of two Habitat for Humanity homes in Alburgh last Tuesday.

Helping, pound by pound

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Habitat homes rise in Alburgh ALBURGH — From Main Street, the two houses are almost hidden by the late spring greenery. On the front of one, a “Habitat for Humanity” sign hangs, and on any given Tuesday, half a dozen retirees … Read more

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Sanders kicks off campaign

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St. Albans native leads campaign BURLINGTON — Anyone near the Burlington Waterfront Park at 5 p.m. Tuesday would have been blasted by chants of “Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!”, deafening cheers and the gruff, Brooklyn accented-words: “Today, we begin a political revolution!” … Read more

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Faith Reed places a flag next to the headstone of Thomas Enright, who died on May 8, 1963 at 22 years old.

Memorial Day: The real meaning

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Students visit cemetery, pay respects to veterans FAIRFIELD — Most kids probably think cemeteries are a little creepy. But the fifth graders at Fairfield Center School learned Thursday that the graves of those now passed can be the window into history, … Read more

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