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:

Dairy farmer Tim Magnant shows off buffer zones to prevent gully erosion and sediment runoff at Bridgeview Farm in Franklin on Thursday. Magnant’s corn and hay fields were one of several places participants of the 2014 Summer Farm and Lake Tour visited yesterday.

Watershed Wonders

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FRANKLIN — The day started with donuts and coffee, and from there on out it was all crops, cows, farmers and water. The 2014 Summer Farm and Lake Tour took place Thursday with 40 or so participants seeing some of … Read more

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Mike Palmer, 65, of St. Albans Town, works on catching and caging queen bees in a field off of Lower Newton Road on Tuesday as helper Dotty Cota, 65, of Alburgh, looks on.

Among the angels of agriculture

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ST. ALBANS TOWN — Among the buzzing, crawling and flying bees in a hot, sunny field behind a farm on Lower Newton Road earlier this week, Mike Palmer spoke about his passion. The 65-year-old St. Albans resident, owner of French … Read more

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From left to right, Brenda Burke, Chad Spooner, Jacob Spooner, 8, Logan Burke, 14, and Kristina Ellsworth all sit in the living room of Burke’s Swanton home Tuesday evening. Spooner and Ellsworth work with Logan through the Watershed Mentoring program run by Franklin County Caring Communities, where they have been volunteering for three years.

COMMUNITY : Chance to make a difference

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SWANTON — When 14-year-old Logan Burke’s father died of cancer some three years ago, the abrupt change, grief and the lack of a father figure made for difficult period. Burke’s mother, Brenda, 52, said that her son often felt frustrated … Read more

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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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