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:

Randy Quaid appears in Franklin County Superior Court Monday afternoon.

COURT: Quaid remains in lockup

ST. ALBANS — Sometimes, it doesn’t pay to be famous. At least that’s what the lawyer for a Hollywood actor believes. In the case of Oscar-nominated actor Randy Quaid and his actress, producer and director wife, Evi, property crimes allegedly … Read more

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National public health, planning and transportation expert Mark Fenton looks up the St. Albans State Highway Thursday morning. Fenton toured St. Albans, Swanton and Highgate this week to make recommendations to those communities about increasing walkability and bikeability there, and improving overall community health.

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES: Walking the walk

ST. ALBANS — In the midst of the St. Albans Town Educational Center’s morning drop-off chaos, involving cars, crossing guards and coffee, Mark Fenton picked out two things Thursday: young students playing a running game, and then… “Hey look, a … Read more

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Tammy and Eric Miller pose with a 931-pound moose in Norton, that she bagged, becoming the archery state record holder.

OUTDOORS: To hunt a moose

FAIRFAX — Ten years ago, Tammy Miller was going through a divorce. To make ends meet, she decided to hunt in order to put food on the table for herself and her pre-teen son. Miller soon met her husband-to-be, Eric, … Read more

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Marie St. Pierre, of Fairfield, peels an apple with a knife yesterday. She’s among the 20 to 30 seniors who eat and visit during weekly Tuesday lunches at Fairfield Community Center. The funding to run those lunches, from the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, was just cut.

A sweet place

FAIRFIELD — On a chilly October afternoon, the dining room in the Fairfield Community Center was bright, warm and full of people. It also was filled with apples. Following the center’s weekly Tuesday senior lunch yesterday, volunteer and Fairfield food … Read more

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Mycologist Jason Bednarz of MoTown Mushrooms holds up a waxcap mushroom.

Go Wild! A naturalist’s notebook

BAKERSFIELD — I’ve never witnessed people more excited about fungi than those I met three Sundays ago. A group of two-dozen people or so gathered just off the dirt portion of Waterville Road in Bakersfield, eagerly listening to MoTown Mushrooms … Read more

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Enjoying the Indian summer

Robert Wagner, 82, and his sister Shirley Bailey, 76, sit outside their Federal Street home Thursday afternoon and enjoy the cool air. “It’s beautiful out today,” said Bailey.

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“Big” Rene Longley and Carrie Deuso, of Enosburgh, are the parents of Rene Longley, who died in a June farm accident while repairing a hay baler.

Remembering Rene

ENOSBURGH — Rene Longley wasn’t scared to die. That’s why he did flying wheelies on any vehicle he came across, why he drove fast, and why he had his fair amount of tickets from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. It’s … Read more

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SWANTON: Stone elevator catches on fire

SWANTON — Three fire departments responded to a fire at Swanton Limestone Co. Monday night. According to Swanton Fire Department Chief Tim Girard, the call came in around 6:50 p.m. “The conveyor belt … that goes to a [crushed] stone … Read more

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Jonas Kambire, from Tioyo, Burkina Faso, is following the news about a military coup in his home country while he stays in St. Albans. So far, all of his family has remained safe.

Danger in a visitor’s homeland

ST. ALBANS — The recent military coup d’état in Ouagadougou, the capital of western African country Burkina Faso, seems incredibly far away from northern Vermont. But for Jonas Kambire, it hits very close — just a two-hour drive from his … Read more

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