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:

Jon Haynes was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in January 2013. He sits here with his wife, Louise, in their St. Albans home on Tuesday.

A sidetrip like no other

ST. ALBANS — When Jon Haynes first put on the bird mascot suit for the Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans hockey team in 1992, it wasn’t exactly glorious. “As soon as I hit the rink, my glasses fogged up and I … Read more

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Community warmth thaws chilly Running of the Bells

ST. ALBANS CITY — With the thermometer above Peoples Trust Company reading a mere 17 degrees, hundreds of elves, Santas, snowmen, Frozen characters, sports teams and dressed up dogs gathered on Kingman Street Thursday night for the fourth annual Running … Read more

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Once a farmer …

ST. ALBANS BAY — Talk to a Montagne about farming, and you touch on something sacred. When Joe Montagne, a selectboard member and 39-year-old St. Albans native, walked through his several acres here last week and fed his 12 cows, … Read more

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Foster grandparent Doris Santini reads with second grader Logan Fournier several weeks ago.

One never stops learning

FRANKLIN — With words like “umiak” “ptarmigan” and “mukluks” to sound out for the first time, it’s a good thing first grader Ava Giroux had a foster grandparent there to help her. Giroux, a seven-year-old Franklin Elementary School student, sat … Read more

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Julie Furniss of St. Albans plays with her son, Desmond, at Branon’s Pool on Wednesday during a “Waterbabies” session taught by Laurel McWilliams.

Water Babies!

ST. ALBANS — Question: What do you get when you put babies in a pool? Answer: Lots of splashing, laughing and happy moms, dads and babies. It’s a no-brainer, right? Maybe not for everyone. But swimming has in fact been … Read more

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Corey Parent with his dog, Charlie

Politicians & their pets

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The election is over and the results are in. Ever since the vote tallies were determined late on Nov. 4, the Messenger has spent much of its time learning more about who Franklin County’s elected officials — … Read more

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All aboard (for Montreal)!

ST. ALBANS — As snow fell and the sky darkened early Thursday afternoon, Franklin County senator elects Dustin Degree and Norm McAllister and state representative elect Corey Parent stood among other state officials and waited for the train. As the … Read more

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A local student listens as community members make speeches thanking veterans for their service yesterday morning at the war memorial in Taylor Park.

Community embraces veterans

ST. ALBANS — Patriotism and thanks reigned in St. Albans City Tuesday morning. Following a parade under a massive American flag that flew above North Main Street, young children, adults, an estimated 2,000 local students, veterans, members of the Bellows … Read more

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Left, Cindy Weed, a Democratic/Progressive incumbent state representative for Franklin District 7, waits at the door of Danielle Smith’s apartment during a campaign session in Enosburg Falls two weeks ago. Right, Franklin District 7 Republican candidate for state representative Larry Fiske chats with Anelba Robtoy of Berkshire, outside of Hannaford supermarket in Enosburgh several weeks ago.

On the campaign trail

ENOSBURG FALLS — Ever wondered what it’s like to knock on every door in a town, sometimes twice? Franklin District 7 candidates, Republican challenger Larry Fiske and Democratic/Progressive incumbent Cindy Weed, both residents of Enosburg Falls, allowed this reporter to … Read more

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