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:

Fire crews mop up the remnants of an Edwards Street apartment house fire on Friday that left seven tenants homeless. At right, Harold Cross, St. Albans Town fire chief, speaks with a Vermont Gas worker.

Edward St. fire forces seven from their home

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ST. ALBANS CITY — Just under 50 firefighters from St. Albans Town and City Fire Departments responded to a fire at 12 Edwards St. over the weekend. According to City Fire Chief Gary Taylor, the call came in at 6:30 … Read more

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Cupcakes for firefighters

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Chuck Thompson, left, of the Orwell Town Fire Department helps other members of the Vermont State Firefighters’ Association (VSFA) frost 250 cupcakes last night in preparation for their 125th Annual Conference and convention this weekend. Activities for the public will … Read more

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Nolan Howrigan and Garrett Hughes, both 6 and from Fairfield, put down their load after getting off the Burton Island ferry in Kill Kare Park on Tuesday.

Best place in the world

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BURTON ISLAND — It may only be a 10-minute ferry ride from the point of St. Albans, but once you enter the tree-lined paths, shimmering shores and stocked store on Burton Island State Park, the rest of the world and … Read more

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Schuyler Peck, who will turn 2 next week, makes friends with a cow at Sizen Family Farm in Georgia yesterday.

Dairy grants boost 17 farms

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GEORGIA — Thanks to a $40,000 Dairy Improvement Grant Award administered by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) and funded through Commonwealth Dairy of southern Vermont, the Sizen Family Farm is going to have a whole lot more milk. … Read more

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Lois McClure pauses to pose

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Local Fairfax artist Janet Bonneau creates oil paint sketches of the Lois McClure, a replica of an 1863 canal schooner, yesterday. Bonneau was one of the many people taking a look at the boat during its annual visit to the … Read more

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Sherman Adams, 81, stands in Adams Quick Stop this morning waiting for customers. Prior to deciding to close the store on Sundays, he was working close to 90 hours a week.

The Neighborhood Store

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NORTH FAIRFAX — It’s conveniently placed halfway between Fairfax and St. Albans, and it has a little bit of everything: canned food, snacks and drinks, a deli, frozen foods and fish bait. Adams Quick Stop is favored by North Fairfax’s … Read more

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Passing the baton

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Col. Michael J. Colburn, left, passes on the John Philip Sousa Baton and command of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band to Asst. Director Lt. Col. Jason J. Fettig, right, in Alexandria, Va. on Saturday. Colburn, who has been … Read more

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From left to right, Community Soup participants Gail, Bekah and Stephanie all enjoy watermelon soup and salad at Jeff’s Restaurant while talking about the good in their lives yesterday.

Hunger for Good

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ST. ALBANS — Around 4 p.m. yesterday, people slowly trickled into Jeff’s Restaurant for a tasty meal and some good company. Bob Begley, a secular Franciscan brother, stood greeting everyone at the door, welcoming them, showing them nametags, and gently … Read more

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Continual Maker

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ENOSBURG FALLS — On land he bought, in a barn he built, with machines and tools he’s created and repaired, and through his experiential memories and inspirations, David Stromeyer, 67, makes his massive steel art. The Enosburg Falls resident became … Read more

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