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:

This courtesy photo shows Michael McMurphy and his wife, Maureen, recently. McMurphy grew up in Richford.

Born in Richford, knighted in France

RICHFORD — Michael McMurphy was pretty much just a regular kid growing up in Richford in the 1950s and 60s. It is well beyond doubtful that anyone could have predicted his knighthood. One of four children to parents Allen and … Read more

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A car passes through the Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru at the Jolley Store on Route 104 in St. Albans. Planning for a crosswalk between the store and Collins Perley Sports and Fitness Center is underway.

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY: Crosswalk possible by spring

ST. ALBANS TOWN — Following many months of waiting, officials here are now seeing movement from the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) on a crosswalk project on Route 104 at the Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center Complex. The area, … Read more

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Cars speed by Colonial Mart on Route 7 Monday, where a pedestrian was hit by a car Saturday evening.

Pedestrians at risk

ST. ALBANS TOWN — Cars whizzed along Route 7-North Monday under a harsh, blinding afternoon sun. One truck driver pulled in aggressively to Colonial Mart without checking his surroundings while another small car sped up the exit lane of Walmart. … Read more

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Clinical Medical Assistant Training Program student Haley Vezina, 21, of St. Albans takes the pulse of her peer, 28-year-old Anna Potapova, a Burlington resident originally from Russia.

Renewed learning

ST. ALBANS — On a recent Tuesday night, classrooms of 10 or 15 adults pored over medical textbooks, practiced giving injections to a clementine, took each others’ pulse, and set up for a blood draw in the back of a … Read more

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Maya Mullen, 17, right, and her sister Devyn, 19, left, pose for a photo in Tufts Medical Center recently. Maya, a Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans senior, was brought to Tufts almost three weeks ago with only 5 percent of her heart working.

How to save a life

ST. ALBANS — When Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans senior Maya Mullen, 17, fainted during class in September, her mother, Katie Martin, didn’t think it was anything too serious. Mullen was taken to Northwestern Medical Center (NMC) by ambulance due to … Read more

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Rachel May-Whitebear sits in her Alburgh home on Tuesday. In 1962, she and her siblings waited until March for their mother, Lorraine Warner, to get out of the hospital before opening their Christmas gifts under the tree.

The best & longest Christmas

ALBURGH — There are some holidays you just never forget and some traditions you never give up. For Rachel May-Whitebear, an Alburgh resident, the Christmas of 1962 is particularly memorable. “I believe it was the day before Christmas Eve,” May-Whitebear … Read more

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Chuck Ross, the secretary of agriculture, speaks to Franklin residents at the Franklin Watershed Committee meeting Thursday night.

LAKE CARMI: Officials, residents clear the air

FRANKLIN — For those water quality proponents pushing for state action on the clean up of Lake Carmi, some of their persistent efforts paid off Thursday night. See the complete story in the Friday edition of the St. Albans Messenger, or … Read more

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Chad Machia stands with his John Deere tractor at his farm in Swanton, decorated in Christmas lights in preparation for the First Annual Tractor Parade tomorrow in downtown St. Albans.

Gathering of the tractors

ST. ALBANS CITY — Chad Machia has been busy this past week. Busy covering his five John Deere tractors in Christmas lights. “I need a lot of lights,” he said on Monday. So far, Machia has used about seven thousand. … Read more

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Skyla, a kindergartener at St. Albans City School, shows off the gingerbread man she made yesterday during craft day.

Craft Day at City School

ST. ALBANS CITY — With snow on the ground and the holidays just around the corner, it’s crafting time in St. Albans City School. The kindergarten class spent a good portion of Tuesday morning creating gingerbread men and women, snowmen, … Read more

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