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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New fire station in Rutland Town

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.

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New tire business opens in Rutland

The ribbon was cut at the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Ribbon recent celebration welcoming Town Fair Tire to Rutland.

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Time Capsule: Robinson was farmer, artist, conservationist, abolitionist

Local history

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.

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Students contribute handmade dog bed to Middlebury shelter

Two students from the Mary Hogan Elementary School delivered their hand-quilted dog bed to Homeward Bound...

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New book features wild tales from Vermont’s leafy outback

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.

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Five generations of the Beach family recognized as innkeepers

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.

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Rutland community, MSJ to hold court for ex-athlete Lenny Burke

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.

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Congratulations! VUHS 1st Quarter Honor Roll 2015-16

Vergennes Union High School

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Rutland third-graders receive new dictionaries

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.

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Vermont near bottom of the list when it comes to tax competitiveness

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.

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