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:

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Hearing isn’t everything

ST. ALBANS — She may not be able to hear, but Mechelle Palmer wants the world to know: She can do whatever she sets her mind to. Palmer, a 39-year-old St. Albans resident, is deaf. She was born that way … Read more

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Tonyiel Begnoche, 27, sits with 8-month-old son, Kayde, and his father, Ryan Trombley, 31 at the “Supper at the Spa” fundraiser in St. Albans last night. Kayde was born with chronic kidney disease, and the fundraiser was to help the couple pay for some the expenses associated with their son’s condition.

A kidney for Kayde

ST. ALBANS — A child has immense capacity to change someone’s life. And that’s just what Kayde, an eight-month-old boy, has done for parents Tonyiel Begnoche, 27, and Ryan Trombley, 31, of St. Albans. Kayde was born with chronic kidney … Read more

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A wheelchair sits outside apartment 4 at 203 South Main Street Wednesday afternoon where a man was trapped by fire early Wednesday morning. Although he was rescued from the scene by St. Albans Police officers, he later died of his injuries.

City man, 72, dies of burn injuries

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ST. ALBANS CITY — A man critically injured in an apartment building fire early Wednesday morning died yesterday as other tenants gathered their things and looked to move forward. Thomas Page, 72, passed away at Fletcher Allen Health Center in … Read more

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Missisquoi Valley Union Summer Academy student Tristan Kelleher, 13, can’t believe his eyes as he and his rocketry classmates watch the first rocket be launched last Wednesday.

Sky’s the limit

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SWANTON — The sky’s the limit for students attending the Missisquoi Valley Union Summer Academy. Good thing, too, as students in last week’s session were shooting their homemade rockets high into the dark, storm cloud-filled heavens. Followed by excited eyes, … Read more

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Fire crews mop up the remnants of an Edwards Street apartment house fire on Friday that left seven tenants homeless. At right, Harold Cross, St. Albans Town fire chief, speaks with a Vermont Gas worker.

Edward St. fire forces seven from their home

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ST. ALBANS CITY — Just under 50 firefighters from St. Albans Town and City Fire Departments responded to a fire at 12 Edwards St. over the weekend. According to City Fire Chief Gary Taylor, the call came in at 6:30 … Read more

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Cupcakes for firefighters

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Chuck Thompson, left, of the Orwell Town Fire Department helps other members of the Vermont State Firefighters’ Association (VSFA) frost 250 cupcakes last night in preparation for their 125th Annual Conference and convention this weekend. Activities for the public will … Read more

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Nolan Howrigan and Garrett Hughes, both 6 and from Fairfield, put down their load after getting off the Burton Island ferry in Kill Kare Park on Tuesday.

Best place in the world

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BURTON ISLAND — It may only be a 10-minute ferry ride from the point of St. Albans, but once you enter the tree-lined paths, shimmering shores and stocked store on Burton Island State Park, the rest of the world and … Read more

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Schuyler Peck, who will turn 2 next week, makes friends with a cow at Sizen Family Farm in Georgia yesterday.

Dairy grants boost 17 farms

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GEORGIA — Thanks to a $40,000 Dairy Improvement Grant Award administered by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) and funded through Commonwealth Dairy of southern Vermont, the Sizen Family Farm is going to have a whole lot more milk. … Read more

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Lois McClure pauses to pose

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Local Fairfax artist Janet Bonneau creates oil paint sketches of the Lois McClure, a replica of an 1863 canal schooner, yesterday. Bonneau was one of the many people taking a look at the boat during its annual visit to the … Read more

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