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.

Recent Stories

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Middlebury opens new field house

Middlebury College’s new Virtue Field House is not only a beautiful, functional asset for the campus, but it’s also a wonderful asset for the wider community in Addison County. The new complex was designed by Sasaki Architectural Associates of Boston.

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Middlebury’s D8 brings a cappella sound into the 21st century

Middlebury College’s Dissipated 8 a cappella singing group dazzles audiences from Vermont to Bermuda. The all-male group begin a new year of performances this month.

Strike (three) for Fairpoint | From the Editor

Today’s telecommunications sector is in rapid flux here in Vermont as well as elsewhere.

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Artifacts are state’s oldest tools

Jamaica State Park may be the oldest campground in Vermont—literally. It’s a campground that has been hosting native Vermonters for more than 6,000 years.

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State’s publishes new timber harvesting guidelines

For private landowners in Addison and Rutland counties wondering since 2013 about news about the State of Vermont’s plans for woodland harvesting guidelines, the wait is over.

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Vergennes student essayist moves on to state-level competition

Jeanine Angier, an 8th grade student from the Champlain Valley Christian School, is the local winner of the DAR American History Essay Contest: “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island.”

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Lazarus Building being demolished

The demolition of the Lazarus Building on Main Street in downtown Middlebury began on the morning of Jan. 19.

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CVAA keeping Vermont’s seniors from falling

Falling, especially in winter, is nothing to laugh about; I speak from personal experience. My fiesty, independent-minded 97-year-old mother fell on her fragile shoulder last week while shoveling snow at her home

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Treasures of Fire and Ice: Middlebury restaurant has one-of-a-kind Americana collection

Paris Rinder Goddard, one of the owners of Middlebury’s popular Fire & Ice Restaurant, enjoys pointing out the establishment’s many eclectic treasures to guests.

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Pro-Life advocate, author was former Planned Parenthood director

On Saturday, Jan. 17, in Montpelier, Addison County Right to Life members will walk behind 98-year-old banner carrier Lucien Paquette of Middlebury...

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