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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From the editor: Downtown shadows

Please don’t call this Monday morning quarterbacking since my comments had been voiced in an editorial—about building the new Middlebury municipal building in the now jam-packed downtown corridor—more than a year ago.

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Middlebury's "Woofstock" to include fun, food, two-mile run

Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, is hosting “Woofstock: Walk for the Animals”, 9:30 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 19. This is the shelter’s largest fundraiser of the year.

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Bank partners with Addison County Habitat for Humanity on Middlebury house

Soon, one lucky family in Addison County will have the opportunity to reside in an affordable, new handcrafted home in one of Middlebury’s rising neighborhoods, South Ridge.

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Open house to showcase Rutland staff, studio of PEGTV

Non-profit PEGTV, Rutland County’s public access television station, invites the public to its open house Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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UVM study: Whole foods = garbage in Vermont schools

You can lead kids to the cafeteria but you can’t make them eat healthy foods, at least that’s what a new University of Vermont study reveals in a stark way.

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Rutland-area golf event helps support disabled residents

The Castleton Community Center is hosting its 11th Annual Golf Outing at the Lake St. Catherine Country Club Sept. 18.

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For local man, Beatles’ no. 9 has deep meaning

Bomoseen man studies esoteric number science

William “Bill” Maynard, 85, of Bomoseen has spent more than 30 years studying the cosmic, mystical unification theory of numbers.

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From the editor: The rain in Spain

I recently read a World Wide Fund for Nature news item about climate change effects in Spain. Gabriel Pascal’s famous phonetic exercise, “The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain,” may not be true in the future.

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Volunteers feted at Homeward Bound outdoor gathering

The management and staff of Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society based in Middlebury, hosted an ice cream social to celebrate their community volunteers.

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Public invited to Silver Lake in pictures event

The Salisbury Historical Society presents a pictorial and narrative of Leicester’s Silver Lake. Local historian Bill Powers shares 180 pictures and illustrations he has gathered over the past 20 years.

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