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:

In this file photo, Franklin County Animal Rescue volunteer Deb Navari cares for rescued kittens found on the side of the road in September. Navari is the state’s nominee for the Purina Cat Chow Shelter Volunteer of the Year Contest.

The Cat Lady

ST. ALBANS — When it comes to caring for cats, Deborah Navari, 60, doesn’t mess around. Navari, who lives in South Burlington and has volunteered for Franklin County Animal Rescue – formerly the Franklin County Humane Society –  for more … Read more

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Enosburg Falls voters approval annual budget

ENOSBURG FALLS — Village voters met at Enosburgh Middle/High School Tuesday night to elect municipal officials and decide several ballot items. All items, including the budget, passed unanimously. Village trustees Leonard V. Charron and William Spears, Jr. were re-elected unopposed … Read more

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Frozen fish sticks

Ben Perez, 31, foreground, and Devon Shaffer, 29, backround, both of St. Albans, got out onto Hathaway Point to enjoy warmer temperatures and some ice fishing Tuesday afternoon. “We’re hoping for big pike today,” Perez said.

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All meeting attendees, including state representative Brian Savage, place their sticker dots to vote on which ideas they would like to see implemented in Swanton.

COMMUNITY: Swanton gets fix on future

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SWANTON — For a town looking to come together as a community to better itself, Swanton seems off to a pretty good start. About 100 residents, neighbors, organizers, former and current legislators, local and state officials, young children and teenagers … Read more

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Bakersfield resident Eric Jessiman looks over the town’s annual report for 2014 as Town Meeting is conducted in the Bakersfield Town Hall Tuesday.

Town Meeting Day: Selectboard candidates in tie vote

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ST. ALBANS TOWN — A tied selectboard race and voters’ rejection of a long-discussed bike and pedestrian path project made for an interesting Town Meeting Day in St. Albans Town. Candidates David Schofield and Sam Smith garnered the same amount … Read more

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Meeting Day morning

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David Schofield, left, and Sam Smith, right, get set up in the cold early Tuesday morning outside the polls at Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center. Both St. Albans Town residents are running for the three-year selectboard seat. The St. … Read more

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Robert Bellevue, 21, of St. Albans waits with family and friends to be arraigned at Franklin County Superior Court, Criminal Division on Monday.

Teen in critical condition

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ST. ALBANS — A 21-year-old St. Albans man was arraigned on three charges Monday following a car accident last week that sent a 16-year-old girl to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Robert L. Bellevue sat in Franklin County Superior Court, … Read more

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Firefighters from six departments battle a fire at the English Rose Inn in Montgomery that destroyed the building and claimed the life of one of its co-owners on Friday.

MONTGOMERY: Inn co-owner dies in blaze

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MONTGOMERY — An engulfing fire in Montgomery destroyed an inn and claimed the life of its co-owner over the weekend. The other co-owner and wife of the deceased was treated for smoke inhalation, according to officials. According to Vermont State … Read more

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Zipping through vacation

Chiara Skeels, 11, slides down Hard’ack hill Thursday afternoon with Stephen Buel, 14, not far behind. Skeels, Buel and two more friends braved the nippy, single-digit temperatures yesterday for some winter fun.

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Deep cold extracts toll

ST. ALBANS — Two water main breaks in St. Albans City Tuesday morning were just some of the many winter woes public works departments are experiencing this year. One break has been repaired while another is expected to be fully … Read more

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