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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:

Group 4 of the St. Albans City School students participating in the “Historic Olympics” pose for a photo Thursday with their first place medals. Included in the winning group are Jada Biggs, Forrest Deslauriers, Cameron Rose, Dominic Deschamp, Paige Jaycox, David Weinstein, Lindsey Ward and Derrick Nedeau.

Old ways – New connections

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ST. ALBANS — Coming together and learning from each other is as old as time itself. So when Advanced Placement U.S. History students from Bellows Free Academy worked with the St. Albans Historical Society and Museum to put on the … Read more

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Sam, a male Walker Hound at the Franklin County Humane Society is looking for homes. They will most likely find them this weekend during the Maddie’s Fund Free Adoption event, which takes place this Saturday and Sunday.

HUMANE SOCIETY: Homeless pets will have homes

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ST. ALBANS CITY — Everyone deserves a good home. Which is why this Saturday and Sunday, in an event sponsored by Maddie’s Fund, the Franklin County Humane Society will be placing pets with pre-approved applicants for free. Anyone who would … Read more

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Montgomery – A deer looks up from a midday snack last week off of Route 242 just outside of Montgomery.

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Never forgetting

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ST. ALBANS — After entering the 36th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army on Jan. 1, 1944, Curtis Brown, following four months of training, found himself boarding a ship bound for Europe. Read more

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Vermont State HAZMAT Response Team members suit up to clean up a chemical spill at Tractor Supply on Highgate Road on Thursday afternoon. The spill sent five employees to the hospital, and is considered by Vermont State Police to be “suspicious.”

Police probe ‘suspicious’ spill

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SWANTON — A Thursday afternoon chemical spill at the Tractor Supply store on Route 207 here sent five people to the Northwestern Medical Center and has police investigating what they consider “suspicious circumstances.” Numerous fire departments, ambulances, American Red Cross, … Read more

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Coming tomorrow …

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A horse stands in a field with Mount Mansfield in the background in Fletcher on Monday. See tomorrow’s Messenger for Elodie Reed’s photo essay exploring the Town of Fletcher.

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Rusty Russin, 46, of Franklin watches as mudders take on the terrain in Alburgh over the weekend.

A Little Bit of MUD

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ALBURGH — This past weekend, things got a little muddy. The Green Mountain 4WD Club held its twice-annual mudding event on Saturday, encouraging mud enthusiasts to get their trucks and 4-wheelers banged up and dirty. The event was held on … Read more

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From left to right, Joseph Halko, Kristin Prior, Sally Bortz and Deb Grennon all sit in Cosmic Bakery and Cafe in St. Albans on Wednesday. Halko, Prior, Bortz and Grennon are all on the Partnership Executive Leadership Team, which meets monthly to plan out Franklin Grand Isle Community Partnership meetings.

COMMUNITY: Room at the table

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ST. ALBANS — Doesn’t everyone want a successful, healthy community? In Franklin and Grand Isle counties, there are many signs that indicate yes, people do want to live in a better, stronger place. One of those is the Franklin/Grand Isle … Read more

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Elsa Dahl, 79, of Montpelier, practices competitive lifts at Collins Perley Sports and Fitness Center on Wednesday. Dahl has been coached by weightlifter Jackie Brown in St. Albans since 2000, and has gone on to be the oldest national competitor in her sport.

RECORD HOLDER: Woman, 79, weightlifting competitor

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ST. ALBANS — Walk into the Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center’s weight room, and you may just see the only 79-year-old female national weightlifting competitor in the country getting in a good workout. Elsa Dahl, who lives in Montpelier, … Read more

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Shane Lumbra, a 26-year-old Bakersfield native and arborist, practices the footlock technique while climbing up a red oak in Burlington’s Lake View Cemetery Tuesday evening. Lumbra will be competing in the New England Tree Climbing Championship on May 30th and 31st, put on by the New England chapter of the International Society for Arboriculture.

Up A Tree

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BAKERSFIELD — If you want to find Shane Lumbra, all you have to do is look up. The 26-year-old Bakersfield native was branch hopping more than 50 feet off the ground Wednesday in a massive red oak at Lakeview Cemetery … Read more

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