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:

A statue of Our Lady of Fátima looks up at cloudy skies Wednesday outside of St. Mary’s Parish Church on Fairfield Street.

PARTNERSHIPS: Where is the clergy?

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ST. ALBANS — Every month, social services, volunteer organizations, healthcare providers and a number of other groups come together at the Community Partnership meetings to discuss how they can collaborate and support one another. Rev. Charlie Purinton, interim minister at … Read more

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Saying goodbye after 25 years

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Walter Berthiaume, 69, hooks the gate to his paddock on his Fairfax Farm, Windy Top Farm, on Thursday evening after finishing chores. Berthiaume and his wife, Diane, are selling their dairy operation next week after 25 years of farming.

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SATEC Career Day

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Green Mountain Power line worker Casey O’Brien looks on Wednesday as St. Albans Town Educational Center eighth graders Race Rucki, right, and Haven Zada, left, try to pick up tools with protective rubber gloves on. All were participating in Career … Read more

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He shoots, he scores

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JJ Brueckner, 3, front, and AJ Gagne, 6, enjoy the warm weather and play a little hockey in a yard off North River Road in Swanton Monday.

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The Energizer plant has a tentative purchaser almost two years after its close in Sept. 2013.

Buyer found for Energizer

ST. ALBANS TOWN — After almost two years on the market, the Energizer building has a tentative buyer. Listing agent Yves Bradley of Pomerleau Real Estate in Burlington confirmed for the Messenger Tuesday that Patrick Malone of Malone Properties had … Read more

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Margaret Timmins of Burlington has a little taste of maple syrup in Taylor Park on Saturday during the 49th annual Vermont Maple Festival.

Maple good weekend

ST. ALBANS — Threats of rain didn’t keep the crowd away from the 49th annual Vermont Maple Festival. Politicians, local leaders, Franklin County residents and many visitors from Vermont and beyond came out this weekend for the pancake breakfast, maple … Read more

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Henry Marckres, of the Agency of Agriculture, Farms and Markets, tastes a sample of Dark Color – Robust Taste maple syrup in the Bellows Free Academy cafeteria Thursday. Marckres and seven other judges conducted the Vermont Maple Syrup and Maple Products Contest, the winners of which will be announced at the Vermont Maple Barbeque Saturday evening.

Bursting with maple

ST. ALBANS — It may sound blissful to consume maple sugar for six hours, but it can become a little hard on the stomach. “You have plenty,” said Henry Marckres of the Agency of Agriculture, Farm and Markets. Marckres and … Read more

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Cathy Branon of Sheldon makes maple fudge in the Bellows Free Academy kitchen Thursday evening that will be sold in the Vermont Maple Store throughout the weekend.

Maple Festival begins

ST. ALBANS — One lane of Main Street blocked by vendors, a carousel in Taylor Park and the sweet aroma of syrup and sugar can only mean one thing: the Vermont Maple Festival is here. The 49th annual event was … Read more

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Several-month-old goats look out from their stall at Boston Post Dairy in Enosburgh on Wednesday. The farm is in the midst of kidding season, which is a busy but admittedly adorable time of year.

Taking care of the kids

ENOSBURGH — Caring for one, two, three or even 11 kids is a serious job for any parent. Try 98 kids – albeit, goat kids – all born within days of each other. That is the task set before Theresa … Read more

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