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:

Flyboarder Phillip Snyder of West Berkshire takes flight on Lake Carmi July 3.

Surfing the skies

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FRANKLIN — Though it was gray and threatening thunderstorms all afternoon, those at Lake Carmi event Thursday couldn’t help but gaze skyward. Looking up, people saw was a man on a small surfboard-like craft, twisting, turning, flipping, and diving from … Read more

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Anthony Plante, 10, right, walks with sisters Peyton, 2, center, and Hailey, 4, left, down to the beach at Lake Carmi State Park yesterday.

A lake to celebrate

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FRANKLIN — On a normal day in the Town of Franklin, cows may be easier to find than people and the roads may be filled with more tractors than cars. “It’s been kind of a silent place,” said resident Larry … Read more

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The Shoreland Protection Act takes effect today for any Vermont landowners living on a lake 10 acres or larger.

Shoreland towns act, slowly

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ST. ALBANS — The new Shorelands Protection Act, a piece of legislation passed this past session, goes into effect today. For Franklin County residents, this means that landowners along the shores of lakes greater than 10 acres – such as … Read more

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From left to right, former Point School students Arrietta Demar, 88, Alan Elrick, 86, and Irene Quintin, 92, all stand in front of their old one-room schoolhouse in St. Albans Bay before it came down last week.

ST. ALBANS BAY: Back To School

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ST. ALBANS BAY — Alan Elrick, 86, Irene Quintin, 92, and her sister Arrietta Demar, 88, all remember: at the Point School there was a shed outside with Rocky the horse and the outhouse in it; there was a field … Read more

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Caitlyn Abbott of St. Jacobs Animal Breeding Corp. helps showcase a dairy cow at the “Best of Both Worlds” elite cattle auction in Richford on Wednesday.

AGRICULTURE: A family affair

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RICHFORD — It was a quite a scene: lots of cows, mud, plenty of farmers, kids, food, drink, and a fast-talking auctioneer. On Wednesday, St. Jacobs Animal Breeding Corp. held its first “Best of Both Worlds” elite cattle auction at … Read more

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While staying in St. Albans over the summer, Jonas Kambire, 20, plans to do many things, including watching the world cup, reading and writing, and creating art.

Another world

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ST. ALBANS — When Kate Larose volunteered with the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso from 2002 to 2004, she had the opportunity to travel, learn French, help the community of Tioyo build homes and a malnutrition center, plant gardens, and … Read more

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Leonard Bailey, 86, shows his Farm to Family coupon booklet he picked up at Franklin/Grand Isle Community Action yesterday. Bailey’s brother and son were also there to pick up one of the 390 available booklets.

Farm to Family

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ST. ALBANS — Early Monday morning, dozens of people waited in the Franklin/Grand Isle Community Action office to receive Vermont Farm to Family coupon books, good for $30 at local farmer’s markets. Some, like St. Albans resident Leonard Bailey, 86, … Read more

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Linda Fitch, the director of Isle La Motte Preservation Trust, stands with her dog, Mica, at one of the fossil sites at the Goodsell Ridge Preservation in Isle La Motte on Wednesday. The preserve is at the site of what was once Chazy Reef in the Iapetus Ocean 480 million years ago, the oldest biologically diverse reef in the world.

From stardust to us

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ISLE LA MOTTE — Imagine a time before Vermont was a state, before all the trees, grass, animals and people lived here, before Lake Champlain existed. Picture an ocean-covered world 480 million years ago – what was here? Thanks to … Read more

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Sherry Underwood, left, and her daughter, Abbey, are both working through the family business, The Abbey Group, to end summertime hunger. The group is hosting a barbeque in Taylor Park in St. Albans on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. to raise awareness and funds for Hunger Free Vermont. The event is free and open to everyone.

Solving summer hunger

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ST. ALBANS — Outside the winter holidays and their gatherings, big meals and general spirit of generosity, it’s easy to forget: there are people in this community without enough food on the table. The need to eat is present year-round. … Read more

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