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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)

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BUSINESS: Alburgh Dollar General in works

ALBURGH — A 9,100-square-foot Dollar General store is planned for the intersection of Town Highway 4 and U.S. 2. If built, and the chances appear likely, it would be located on a 1.44-acre plot in the intersection’s southwest corner, across … Read more

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Yoga instructor Suzanne Tremblay stands by as St. Albans Town Selectboard Chair Bernie Boudreau does a headstand Tuesday night during the class at Collins Perley Sports and Fitness Center. See more yoga photos later this week in the St. Albans … Read more

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No. 88 car in St. Albans

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Students at Northwest Technical Center got a look at one fast, expensive, and popular car this morning. The Dale Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR car No. 88, which has a partnership with the National Guard, was on display today for the Automotive … Read more

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NCSS’s Duck and Dodgers team members practice throwing last week.

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ST. ALBANS — Dodge. Duck. Dip. Dive. Dodge. The five D’s of dodgeball will reign at Collin Perley Sports & Fitness Center on Sunday as the Franklin-Grand Isle United Way Dodgeball Tournament runs for its second year. As of late … Read more

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Voices Against Violence outreach advocate/educator Amanda Rohdenburg spoke at the Franklin Grand Isle Community Partnership meeting on Wednesday about preventing sexual violence.

Sexual violence

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ST. ALBANS — When you put 20-plus human service group representatives in one room, give them a social issue, and ask them to discuss it, chances are, good and useful ideas will come out of the group. This is the … Read more

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From left, Susan Elliot, community liaison for Rep. Peter Welch, Linda Ryan, executive director of Samaritan House in St. Albans, and St. Albans Police Chief Gary Taylor attend a meeting in Montpelier Wednesday.

Concerns about Suboxone

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MONTPELIER — What happens when the very prescription drug meant to treat addiction becomes another means for addiction, and the accompanying problems, itself? This is what’s happening with the opiate maintenance drug Suboxone, according to Vermont police and shelter directors. … Read more

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Jack Tremblay, right, and Charles Brooks, left, have been carpooling between St. Albans and Burlington together during the CCTA bus driver’s strike.

CCTA strike hitting home

ST. ALBANS — St. Albans resident Jack Tremblay, 41, has been taking the bus for six years. It’s cheaper than driving, convenient, and part of his workday routine. But when the Chittenden County Transportation Authority bus drivers’ strike began two … Read more

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Ashleigh Kreider, 26, left, speaks with Teknor Apex plastics plant manager Tim Melita. Kreider, who has a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of New Hampshire, said he has visited three job expos in the last week and a half after being laid off by IBM.

Jobs on exposition

The 16th annual Franklin Region Career/Job EXPO took place at Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center Thursday. About 75 businesses, schools and hiring organizations set up for browsing visitors, from hair salons and plastic manufacturers to construction companies. Their representatives … Read more

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The St. Albans Town forest is undergoing some management projects to make it more wildlife and recreation friendly. Here, green gates indicate the forest’s snowy road entrance off of French Hill Road this morning.

ENVIRONMENT: Town takes to its trees

ST. ALBANS TOWN — The 162 acres of woods atop French Hill don’t particularly stand out. They are, after all, part of an 8,000-acre forest block spanning St. Albans, Swanton and Fairfield. The clue to knowing that particular bundle of … Read more

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A barn cat keeps watch from a farm on Maquam Shore Road in St. Albans Town yesterday.

Cat’s domain

St. Albans – A cat keeps watch from a farm on Maquam Shore Road in St. Albans town yesterday.

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