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:

Jim Hollingshead, right, laughs with his Vermont Adult Learning instructor, Karen Shearer, left, during a session in April. Hollingshead is working to improve his writing skills as he expands his ministry, Jesus The Rock Apostolic Church, and tries to help the community.

Divine Energy

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ST. ALBANS — If you need spiritual guidance or just a good laugh, Pastor Jim Hollingshead is there for you. “You can’t be bad but you can have fun,” said Hollingshead, chuckling, in a recent interview. Hollingshead, 54, moved to … Read more

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Abenaki tribal council member John Churchill speaks with tribal elder Grandfather “Soaring Eagle” Phil Thibault following a ceremony and blessing for the new totem pole.

Totem points to Creator

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ST. ALBANS — At the end of a winding, tree-lined road on a beautiful spring day, dozens of people gathered to dedicatee the Missisquoi Abenaki community’s new totem pole. “It’s a spiritual awakening,” Chief Lawrence “Moose” Lampman said as he … Read more

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SEXUAL EXPLOITATION: What about the victims?

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ST. ALBANS — Left in the wake of last week’s investigation, arrest and arraignment of state Sen. Norm McAllister — and the continuing media coverage — are the three women who McAllister is alleged to have sexually abused. That experience, … Read more

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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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