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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:

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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Jeff and Debbie Kittell said goodbye to their 24 dairy cows at Fieldhouse Farm on Wednesday. The Kittells decided to retire from the dairy life after three decades. The couple sold their cows to Travis Judd, a young new farmer in Troy who is just setting out on his own farm.

One farm ends, another begins

SHELDON — Fieldhouse Farm started with what it sounds like: a field. Almost three decades later, Jeff and Debbie Kittell stood in their dairy barn with family and farming friends Wednesday saying farewell to their 24 remaining dairy cows before … Read more

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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.

Dodgeball:

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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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