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:

Nathaniel Miller, a 2014 Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans graduate, is playing the lead role of Bat Boy in Bat Boy: The Musical put on by FlynnArts Summer Youth Theater Camp tomorrow through Sunday.

BFA grad takes ‘Bat Boy’ lead

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BURLINGTON — The World Weekly News wasn’t exactly known for its fact-based, true-to-reality stories during its print publication years 1979-2007. But through Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans 2014 graduate Nathaniel Miller, the tabloid’s famous recurring character Bat Boy will come to … Read more

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Arts & Crafts

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Lily Campion, 3, and her sister Lorelai, 5, sit and use some sidewalk chalk along Cedar Street Monday afternoon.

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A package of Suboxone for one 8 mg sublingual strip as shown during a recent interview in St. Albans. Suboxone, or a combination buprenorphine and the opiate blocker naloxone, is a opiate-based drug used in conjunction with counseling for medication-assisted-treatment (MAT) for opiate addiction.

Going to the MAT: The messy world of drug treatment

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ST. ALBANS — Addiction is not clean, straightforward or pretty. Picture a 10-year-old sipping her first alcoholic beverage with her mom and then, three years later, popping her first pill. That’s a quick look at the childhood of St. Albans … Read more

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Anna Brouillette, left, and Erin Murray, right, post for the camera by the radar base in St. Albans Town last Friday. The two women, who are college juniors from Essex, are trying to visit all 251 Vermont towns as part of the project, “For the Love of Vermont.”

For love of Vermont

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Women trek, click all across the state ST. ALBANS — You may have noticed two women posing for a camera, one holding up a peace sign and the other a thumbs up, in a number of Franklin County locations recently. Various … Read more

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Dorey Demers, standing in downtown St. Albans, urges Franklin and Grand Isle county residents to rise. The director of RiseVT, is also among those who have taken part in and signed up to benefit from the new local, healthy -- and free – initiative.

HEALTH & WELLNESS: RiseVT wants you

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Director explains initiative, plans ST. ALBANS — Adults of the world, let’s face it: staying in shape and making healthy choices aren’t the two easiest things to do on top of working one or more jobs, taking care of children, keeping … Read more

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Andrew Judge puts one of his Cornish White hens into her new enclosure for the next couple of weeks. With the help of a number of volunteers, Judge has been raising chickens to eventually be made into pot pie for Northwest Family Foods.

From bird to pot pie

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Food shelf to benefit from project ST. ALBANS — A community is like a pot pie – it takes a lot of fresh, robust and diverse ingredients to be good. Wait. Pot pie? Yes, chicken pot pie, to be exact. The proverbial … Read more

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Another life taken too young

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School, community mourn after tragedy BAKERSFIELD — A distinct heaviness lay over the student-less Enosburg Falls High School and quiet, back roads of Bakersfield Monday as the two communities absorbed the loss of a young student and prayed for the survival … Read more

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Teen dies following ATV wreck

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One victim released, 3rd still in hospital BAKERSFIELD — The University of Vermont Medical Center confirmed this morning that an Enosburg Falls teenager, Dawson Perley, 15, has died following an all-terrain-vehicle crash on Friday. As of press time Monday morning, the … Read more

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Michaela Gallup, 7, holds up a blue damselfly at a BugWorks session at Fireman’s Pond Wednesday. Gallup was among the dozen or so kids at the Highgate Library Nature Camp, which took place this week.

BugWorks gets kids outdoors

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Outings always memorable HIGHGATE — Mucking around in a pond, catching frogs, bugs and turtles, racing homemade boats and sucking on slices of watermelon – isn’t that every kid’s dream? For the dozen or so children at the Highgate Library … Read more

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