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.
'Tis the season in downtown Middlebury
Librarian Judy Holler touches up the fragrant Christmas tree on display in the Ilsley Public Library’s reading room in downtown Middlebury this week.
Last week’s multi-day dumping of crystallized dihydrogen monoxide upon Vermont’s celebrated landscape has a lot of folks tired and running ragged.
For Vergennes businessman Brett Ward, being a member of the community means giving back—in the amount of over $228,000 since 2001.
At a Middlebury Select Board meeting held at the public library branch in East Middlebury Dec. 2, Guy Rouelle, state pilot and aeronautics administrator for the State of Vermont, discussed with board members the state’s plan for maintenance along with runway, taxiway, and apron improvements.
Denecker Chevrolet, formerly located in Vergennes, relocated its auto and truck dealership business to the former Shea Motor site on U.S. Route 7 in Middlebury Dec. 15.
Angler John Fuller of J.D. Fuller Plumbing & Heating in Middlebury, proudly displays a trout he pulled out of chilly Lake Champlain recently.
Vermont has its own Rod Serling’s “Night Gallery” of ghost ski resorts.
Addison County Treasures Series
The best things in life are not only free, but they are often right in front us—in our own backyards, so to speak. In the case of historic downtown Middlebury,
In these waning weeks of 2014, the U.S. news media has been consumed by its 24/7 coverage of racial strife, including Missouri riots and New York protests over alleged police brutality and the deaths of two black citizens.
During the period starting Dec. 21 and Dec. 28, the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department, assisted by other local Law Enforcement Agencies, will be conducting sobriety checkpoints within Rutland County.