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:

Kenneth Thompson, 34, stands outside his home in ANDCO Mobile Home Cooperative in Highgate.

HOUSING: Community living

HIGHGATE/SWANTON — In keeping with the American dream, home ownership is something most people want. Buying a home in a nice neighborhood that has community spirit – well, that’s pretty great, too. Two mobile home parks in Franklin County are … Read more

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From left to right, Amanda Powers, 11, Priya Bates, 8, and Mya Belanger, 11,  wear Civil War period underpinnings and dresses that their grandmother, Cindy Leadbetter, has sewn.

ST. ALBANS RAID: Rocking that 1864-Style

ST. ALBANS — If you think putting together a good outfit is hard work today, try going back a century or two. Or, just talk to the men and women procuring period dress for the St. Albans Raid 150th Anniversary … Read more

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A wet walk

A woman walks down Main Street in St. Albans City yesterday afternoon. Heavy rain drove people off the streets and inside, though the few that were out and about were easily spotted by their umbrellas and their hurry to get … Read more

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Maple Glen Campground in Sheldon was closed in 2010 after a series of investigations in 2009 surfaced a number of environmental and state violations. The campground is seen in these photos taken last week, though the owners are working to make changes and re-open the area for business next spring.

SHELDON: Partners plan to dress up nudist camp

SHELDON — Several changes are in motion at Maple Glen Campground following state action that led to the closing of the former nudist campground and a fine for numerous violations of environmental regulations. Among the recent shifts regarding the 300-acre … Read more

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Bonnie, a four-year-old Rothschild’s giraffe at Parc Safari, just had a baby giraffe last week. Her fellow adult giraffe, Agathe, looks on from the left – she was the last giraffe to be born at the park, some 23 years ago. Below: Agathe, left, Bonnie, center, and the baby giraffe, right, all pose pretty for the crowd at Parc Safari on Saturday.

Long, tall and beautiful

HEMMINGFORD, Quebec — One could argue that birth is the most natural thing in the world. There’s no question that a baby giraffe is one of the cutest things in the world. A week ago Sunday, visitors to Parc Safari … Read more

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Taylor Park and Church Street in St. Albans City look like Lego toys when seen from above.

HIGHGATE: Taking to the air

HIGHGATE — It all starts with your first flight. The comfortable sound-blocking headphones and friendly radio chat, the gentle takeoff and landing, the easy maneuvering, the view – while some may balk at going 115 mph 1,000 feet in the … Read more

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A new AT&T tower has been installed behind Maplefields by Interstate 89 Exit 19 after both the St. Albans Town Selectboard and Planning Commission requested that it be placed in an area most unobtrusive to the scenic view. The tower, managed by American Tower out of Boston, Mass., is intended to bring better cellular data and service to the St. Albans area.

AT&T tower now on high

ST. ALBANS TOWN — A 140-foot monopole intended to improve AT&T cellular locally is now up near Interstate 89 Exit 19. Located behind the Maplefields gas station off of Fairfax Road, the tower, first proposed in October 2013 and approved … Read more

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Police: Fatigued driver flips car

NORTH FAIRFAX — A woman allegedly fell asleep at the wheel on Route 104 early this morning, flipping the vehicle and sending the driver to the hospital. Sara Maginn, 47, of Burlington, was traveling northbound on Route 104 around 4:20 … Read more

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Hearing isn’t everything

ST. ALBANS — She may not be able to hear, but Mechelle Palmer wants the world to know: She can do whatever she sets her mind to. Palmer, a 39-year-old St. Albans resident, is deaf. She was born that way … Read more

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