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Elodie Reed

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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:

Top: A white Jeep crashed into a Bakersfield home on Route 108 Monday evening. The driver suffered minor injuries, and the four people in the home at the time were unhurt.

SUV hits house, comes to stop on propane tank

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BAKERSFIELD — Just after 9:30 p.m. Monday, a white Jeep crashed into a Route 108 Bakersfield home. The driver, 30-year-old Michael T. Fitzgerald, of East Fairfield, sustained minor injuries in the crash, and no other injuries have been reported. According … Read more

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Anna Neville holds up a photo of herself, her husband, David, and her daughter, Jennifer.

A mother’s instincts

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ST. ALBANS — Walking into Anna Neville’s house, the Old Mill River Place on Georgia Shore Road, it’s easy to feel at home. Upon stepping into the bright, open kitchen, one is immediately greeted by homemade cookies, a hot cup … Read more

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Sheldon School fourth graders show the signs of their planting work on Thursday. From right to left are, Callie Bourdeau, 9, Haylee Salter, 9, Darla Tedford, 9, Alexis Kittell, 10, Macy Cross, 10, Shelby Martin, 10, Madison Faverau, 10.

Growing with the trees

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SHELDON — Educational technology specialist Mike Webber wants students to connect with the land, and to grow with it. Literally. Webber, who teaches at Sheldon Elementary School, spent the day outside Thursday helping students of all ages plant blueberry bushes, … Read more

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Members of the Bank Street Squadron gather before riding to St. Albans City School this morning. They include, from left to right, Chloe Weinstein, 7, Jakob Birnbaum, 9, David Weinstein, 12, Ben Birnbaum, 9, and Andrew Weinstein, 9. The students meet at 61 Bank Street most days to group up and go to school. The squadron was organized by Jordan and Ann Weinstein, who wanted to give the biking kids an identity. “I’d love to see other squadrons form in the city,” Jordan said.

ST. ALBANS TOWN: Access road crossing unlikely

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ST. ALBANS — About 50 people were in attendance Thursday night to discuss potential ideas for a bike and pedestrian path between area schools and the Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center. The upshot was the possible abandonment of two … Read more

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FGIUW Executive Director Sally Bortz speaks at the organization’s annual meeting on Wednesday in the Bliss Room of the St. Albans Historical Society and Museum.

UNITED WAY: Staying on task

ST. ALBANS — Franklin/Grand Isle United Way held its annual meeting at the St. Albans Historical Society and Museum on Wednesday, and while speakers acknowledged the tough nature of this past year economically, socially, and seasonally for the two counties, … Read more

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The yards of some homes along Hathaway Point in St. Albans Bay are flooded from high spring waters on Lake Champlain. Flooding concerns will remain elevated with rain forecasted for much of the rest of the week.

FEMA aid requested for flooding

MONTPELIER — Franklin County was one of three counties Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Joe Flynn asked to be added on Monday to the state’s Federal Emergency Management Agency damage assessment request. … Read more

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Trey Desautels, 8, of St. Albans, stops for a big bite of pretzel on Main Street this weekend.

No stopping the sweet flow

The 48th Vermont Maple Festival kicked off this past weekend, and even with gray skies on Saturday and Sunday, it was a colorful scene below on St. Albans city’s Main Street. Locals, visitors and politicians enjoyed pancake breakfast, maple treats, … Read more

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Johnny Ireland is a recipient of several packets of Page’s Seeds. Ireland is taking part in the Seeds For Growth project, where residents can pick up seeds to garden with. Project participants must pledge to give one-third of their produce to Northwest Family Foods.

Planting seeds for growth

ST. ALBANS — Last year, Johnny Ireland, 9, wanted to run a pumpkin pie business and make enough money to buy some toys. Thanks to the donation of pumpkin seeds by the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery store, Swanton resident Andrew … Read more

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Runners climb that last incline of Heartbreak Hill during the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday.

A good day for running

BOSTON — Just before the first of four 9,000-person waves started running the 2014 Boston Marathon, the race announcer told the crowd, “We are taking back our race today, ladies and gentlemen.” Runners, spectators, and a whole lot of police … Read more

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The charred remains of what aviation officials are calling a single-seat experimental plane rest in the northbound land of Interstate 89.

Light plane catches fire, comes down on Interstate

HIGHGATE — The charred remains of what aviation officials are calling a single-seat experimental plane rest in the northbound land of Interstate 89 in Highgate on Friday afternoon. Authorities said the pilot bailed out safely and was located on Frontage … Read more

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