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.
During Town Meeting 2014, voters in 35 towns across Vermont rejected their local school budgets. Included in the 35 “no” communities are not just little hamlets but some very large, influential municipalities—surprisingly, Burlington, Montpelier and Rutland were among them; places that used to rubber-stamp obese school budgets. While this fact may not phase you much where you live, it’s a clear sign that something’s shifting in Vermont’s body politic.
Deep within the shade of little "Fern Canyon"—technically called a boulder field, not a canyon—a blast of cold air awaits you. As you scramble up the rocky defile, located off Goat Farm Road in Pittsford, Vt., you will notice a rapid drop in the surrounding air temperature.
For a small town, there sure was a lot of celebrating in Middlebury during the evening hours of March 5. The festive atmosphere was the result of the town’s latest athletic victory—a coveted state hockey championship.
Results of the UD 3 Australian ballot votes:
A recent report about robotic surgery in AARP Magazine sheds new light on a revolutionary technology which first emerged during the late 1990s. What isn’t too well known is that Vermont’s Fletcher Allen is one of the leading centers employing the amazing new technology.
While flying as a fighter pilot in the Vermont Air National Guard, Sam Cutting III found Dakin Farm in 1960 and moved his family into the original farm house built in 1792. At that time, the farm included a small roadside stand which was called “Dakin Farm Maple Market” named after Timothy Dakin and his descendents who owned Dakin Farm until 1940.
Vermont comes alive in the spring and the best views of the doubly verdant Green Mountain State—with an emphasis on the green—is from the sky. And the best place to be in the sky above Vermont is in a sailplane.
Otter Valley Union High School wrestler Adam Sherwin modeled a team t-shirt as the Otter wrestling team prepared to enter the Vermont State Wrestling Tournament last week.
The Vermont Senate approved offering Vermont's Early Educators the right to organize and collectively bargain with the state, feb. 28. With a final vote of 20-7, the Senate has passed a bill that has been four years in the making.
Veterans Mike Jackman of New Haven, Paul Paquin and Mike Thompson of Ferrisburgh, and Jim Smith of Middlebury spoke to an audience of Vergennes Seth Warner Chapter DAR members, and guests at the Bixby Memorial Library, as they shared experiences in their particular branches of service during the Vietnam War.