Louis Varricchio

Managing Editor, Writer, Columnist

Lou Varricchio, M.Sc., has worked in the news and public relations fields most of his professional life. He has worked as both a reporter and editor with daily and weekly newspapers in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Vermont. He has also worked as an independent science-program producer and on-air host for programs created for both Public Radio International and Prairie Public Television. He was co-host, along with Jane Joyce, of "Our Changing Planet" which aired on public television 1999-2002. Lou's science programs have been broadcast in the USA, Canada, Ireland and Australia. Just before joining New Market Press, he was a senior science writer at the NASA Ames Research Center in California. He is a member of the NASA-JPL Solar System Ambassador program and was recently appointed to the director of aerospace education position for the Vermont Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, a U.S. Air Force auxiliary. Lou says his most memorable science news interviews were with Dr. Alan Bean, Apollo 12 and Skylab astronaut, and Dr. Edward Teller, inventor of the hydrogen bomb.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Ann Koegh and Cynthia Gillen

The Eagle salutes Addison County volunteers Ann Keogh of Walhtam and Cynthia Gillen of Shoreham.

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Vermont Teddy Bear's "Ted E. Bear" entertains the kiddies in Bristol

Ted E. Bear, a Vermont Teddy Bear character, made his annual appearance at the Teddy Bear Picnic for tots held in Holley Hall in downtown Bristol. When the sun shines, the event is typically held outdoors on the town green.

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A conversation with William Brooks of the Sheldon Museum of Vermont History

The Eagle met up with William Brooks, executive director of the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, at his museum office, at 1 Park St., in downtown Middlebury recently. Brooks has an undergraduate degree in American history and a master’s degree in folk art studies.

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Bookstore’s new Vermont collection brings in customers

Monroe Street Books, located next to Paquette Storage on Route 7 in Middlebury, claims the title of being Vermont’s biggest bookstore—new or used. As a result, authors, students, and other book lovers, like to visit the store to browse or find out-of-print research books. You never know who you’re going to bump into in the store’s crowded aisles.

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From the editor: NIMBY were the borogroves

Last summer we reported on various efforts to slow down the solarization of Vermont’s agricultural and residential landscapes, notably in New Haven...

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Middlebury woman’s DAR medal returns home

Few residents of Addison County have heard of the late Eva Grace Ward Goss, a long-time resident of Middlebury.

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New West Rutland Memorial will honor local WWII veterans

With a population of 2,326, just about everyone living in semi-rural West Rutland knows someone with a World War II veteran in their family tree.

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From the Editor: Doing the other things

In my mind, July 14, 2015 will be memorable not for the nuclear weapons agreement signed between the USA and Iran, but for the fact that the USA completed humanity’s initial remote reconnaissance of our solar system.

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West Rutland war letter may have a Middlebury connection

An enigmatic, handwritten letter from West Rutland—dated Aug. 18, 1944 and fieldposted by the U.S. Military somewhere in France—may have a connection to Middlebury College, according to Ken Heleba of West Rutland.

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From the Editor: Making a political hero

During the mid 1800s, the Italian upper classes hated the hero Giuseppe Garibaldi. The flamboyantly dressed, red-shirted warrior had helped unite parts of Italy and defeated the Papal States during the 1860s, a major chapter in Italy’s long and bloody Risorgimento (resurgence or unification).

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