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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:

Lt. Frank Calo

D-DAY ANNIVERSARY: Soldier’s story unfolds

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ST. ALBANS — It was June 6, 1944. It was D-Day, and it was also St. Albans-native Frank Calo’s 23rd birthday. Calo, a lieutenant paratrooper in the 2nd Battalion HQ, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division, was … Read more

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Building community

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ST. ALBANS CITY — When building trades program students from either Northwest Technical Center in St. Albans or Cold Hollow Career Center in Enosburg Falls begin construction work, they also construct a community. Take Seth Hungerford, for example. A graduate … Read more

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Efficiency Vermont account manager David Corliss, left, gives a presentation at the St. Albans Free Library last week about local businesses streamlining energy use and saving money.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Power Play available in St. Albans

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ST. ALBANS — At first glance, spending money to save money can seem somewhat counterintuitive. Look a little closer, though, and the evidence is clear: boosting energy efficiency through newer, better technology can reduce costs in the long (or not-so-long) … Read more

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Group 4 of the St. Albans City School students participating in the “Historic Olympics” pose for a photo Thursday with their first place medals. Included in the winning group are Jada Biggs, Forrest Deslauriers, Cameron Rose, Dominic Deschamp, Paige Jaycox, David Weinstein, Lindsey Ward and Derrick Nedeau.

Old ways – New connections

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ST. ALBANS — Coming together and learning from each other is as old as time itself. So when Advanced Placement U.S. History students from Bellows Free Academy worked with the St. Albans Historical Society and Museum to put on the … Read more

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Sam, a male Walker Hound at the Franklin County Humane Society is looking for homes. They will most likely find them this weekend during the Maddie’s Fund Free Adoption event, which takes place this Saturday and Sunday.

HUMANE SOCIETY: Homeless pets will have homes

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ST. ALBANS CITY — Everyone deserves a good home. Which is why this Saturday and Sunday, in an event sponsored by Maddie’s Fund, the Franklin County Humane Society will be placing pets with pre-approved applicants for free. Anyone who would … Read more

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Local wildlife

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Montgomery – A deer looks up from a midday snack last week off of Route 242 just outside of Montgomery.

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Never forgetting

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ST. ALBANS — After entering the 36th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army on Jan. 1, 1944, Curtis Brown, following four months of training, found himself boarding a ship bound for Europe. Read more

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Vermont State HAZMAT Response Team members suit up to clean up a chemical spill at Tractor Supply on Highgate Road on Thursday afternoon. The spill sent five employees to the hospital, and is considered by Vermont State Police to be “suspicious.”

Police probe ‘suspicious’ spill

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SWANTON — A Thursday afternoon chemical spill at the Tractor Supply store on Route 207 here sent five people to the Northwestern Medical Center and has police investigating what they consider “suspicious circumstances.” Numerous fire departments, ambulances, American Red Cross, … Read more

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Coming tomorrow …

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A horse stands in a field with Mount Mansfield in the background in Fletcher on Monday. See tomorrow’s Messenger for Elodie Reed’s photo essay exploring the Town of Fletcher.

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Rusty Russin, 46, of Franklin watches as mudders take on the terrain in Alburgh over the weekend.

A Little Bit of MUD

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ALBURGH — This past weekend, things got a little muddy. The Green Mountain 4WD Club held its twice-annual mudding event on Saturday, encouraging mud enthusiasts to get their trucks and 4-wheelers banged up and dirty. The event was held on … Read more

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