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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Deep cold extracts toll

ST. ALBANS — Two water main breaks in St. Albans City Tuesday morning were just some of the many winter woes public works departments are experiencing this year. One break has been repaired while another is expected to be fully … Read more

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Tamara Lapine, 22, holds son Dimitri, 2, as he waves in their Swanton home last week. Lapine is the first graduate of the Nurse-Family Partnership through the Franklin County Home Health Agency Program, a national program that has recently begun in most counties statewide.

Visiting nurses help new moms

SWANTON — Tamara Lapine was 19 years old, single, without a job or high school diploma and newly returned from Texas, when she discovered she was pregnant. “I had just moved back to Vermont,” Lapine said in an interview last … Read more

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Community High School of Vermont student Brandy Bonyea, in the foreground, writes down notes while Department of Corrections instructor Laurette Garrand teaches in a room in the state offices building on Federal Street in St. Albans.

Learning at stake

ST. ALBANS TOWN — On a cold morning last week, everyone went about his or her business at the Northwest State Correctional Facility. Correctional officers patrolled the maze of corridors and ran security checks on visitors. One inmate clad in … Read more

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A rendering of what the proposed St. Albans Town bike and pedestrian path underpass would look like is provided courtesy Broadreach Planning and Design landscape architect Jim Donovan.

New rec’ path goes to voters in March

ST. ALBANS TOWN —St. Albans Town in March will ask voters to use local option tax (LOT) revenue for a bike and pedestrian path project. A public hearing will be held on Monday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at St. … Read more

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Lt. Gov. Phil Scott speaks at the St. Albans Historical Museum Monday before opening up the floor to community members and their economy pitches.

Economy: Lt. Gov. hosts ideas session

ST. ALBANS — It’s not a meeting with Lt. Gov. Phil Scott without a few racecar analogies. Scott, along with the Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce (FCRCC), was host for an “Economy Pitch” session Monday at the St. Albans … Read more

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Rhonda Somers-Fletcher, the coordinator of Meals on Wheels in Swanton and Highgate for the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, delivers a meal and valentine to a client in Swanton on Wednesday.

COMMUNITY: Valentines on Wheels

SWANTON — Everyone loves receiving a valentine. The Meals on Wheels clients in Swanton were especially enthusiastic upon seeing the decorated foam hearts and jars filled with chocolates on Wednesday. “Isn’t that nice?” said Fred Greeno, who is 94. He … Read more

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Cool cows

Cows stand in their snowy field along Oakland Station Road in Georgia Friday morning.

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Volunteer Tilde LaBelle, 76, shows the hats she made to hand out at the Enosburgh Food Shelf one Thursday in January.

Enosburgh Food Shelf

ENOSBURG FALLS — On a cold Thursday morning this past January, dozens of people flocked to the Masonic Hall in Enosburg Falls. Inside, some sat in chairs, waiting in line, while others milled around the room, looking over donated bread, … Read more

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Grant Weier sits in the living room of his Fletcher home with his golden lab, Ziggy. Weier is participating in HomeShare Vermont, a co-housing match service that recently expanded to Franklin County.

HomeShare Vermont

FLETCHER — Grant Weier, 74, lives on a dirt road in the hills of Fletcher. When he opens his door on a snowy, January day, he and his large golden lab, Ziggy, greet you enthusiastically. Ziggy is perhaps a bit … Read more

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Cold Hollow Career Center Colton Riley works on identifying maple syrup as part of a contest during the Future Farmers of America (FFA) event at the Vermont Farm Show Wednesday.

Farmers, food & fun

ESSEX — There’s nothing like a farm show to bring everyone together. Students, farmers, lawmakers, businesses, organizations, some mascots and state officials – including Gov. Peter Shumlin, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, and, sporting a cow-print hat, Secretary of Agriculture Chuck … Read more

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