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.
The public was welcomed to an autumn open house at the Rutland Town Fire Station. Rutland Town’s 45 firefighters were on hand to greet the public and provide information about the station and firefighting gear.
The ribbon was cut at the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Ribbon recent celebration welcoming Town Fair Tire to Rutland.
The Rokeby Museum, located along U.S. Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, is a treasure trove of artifacts and history about life in early Vermont and the Underground Railroad.
Two students from the Mary Hogan Elementary School delivered their hand-quilted dog bed to Homeward Bound...
If you think only guys love the wilds of Vermont, it’s time to get with the program. Some of Vermont’s best up-and-coming sportsmen are women.
Addison County’s First Family of innkeepers received long overdue recognition recently. Members of the Beach family, owners and operators of the Basin Harbor Club along Lake Champlain, were recognized recently by the membership of NEIRA, the New England Inns and Resorts Association.
There are moments when, much like a classic Doc Edgerton stroboscope freeze-frame image, our lives are suspended in space-time’s eternal now; a moment when everything we know and love hangs in a balance of possible futures.
Vergennes Union High School
For nearly a quarter of a century, Rutland South Rotary Club members have made the English language a priority. Every year members raise funds to purchase new dictionaries for Rutland-area elementary school students.
A new report places Vermont near the bottom of the list of 50 states when comes to tax competitiveness. The report is not good news for the state’s Democrats which have been battling outside perceptions of the Green Mountain State as being unfriendly to business.