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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Rutland students talk with orbiting astronauts

Members of the Green Mountain Wireless Society were at Christ the King School in Rutland on Feb. 4 to help set up a ground link with U.S. and Russian astronauts on the orbiting International Space Station.

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From the Editor: The death of Mason deVos

Last week, I came across the tragic news story of a little boy with an Addison County, Vt., connection.

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A good time for annual Vermont Farm Show last week

It was a good showing for the 2016 Vermont Farm Show which concluded last week. Several of the Eagle's agribusiness advertisers attended the 2016 Vermont Farm Show held in Essex Junction.

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Auctioned document was artifact of Bristol 19th-century casket operation

Time Capsule Vermont: Local history

A recent piece of Bristol history went on sale on the Internet’s eBay site, recently.

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Bristol’s new fire station: Built for the future

Part 2 of 3

Bristol Fire Chief Brett LaRose has served as a volunteer member of the Bristol Fire Department for 21 years. Chief LaRose, a third generation family member to serve with the all-volunteer company, is presiding ov er the construction of a spanking new $3.19 million fire station which includes 2.7 acres of a 9-acre site.

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STEM education is no. 1 on Miss Vermont's statewide agenda

If you “Google” Alayna Westcom’s 2015 Miss America competition bikini bathing suit photographs, you may come away thinking, well, she’s gorgeous, and nothing much more. Ah, but search a little deeper online and you’ll discover that she looks even better in a chemical lab coat in a classroom.

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From the Editor: Bernie says...

U.S. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is getting a lot of media attention during the caucus and primary season of this election year of 2016.

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Rutland MSJ student nominated for West Point

Rutland-area Mount Saint Joseph Academy high school senior student Monica Schmelzenbach has been nominated for admission to the United States Military Academy, known as West Point.

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From the Editor: Yesterday’s tomorrow-land

A recent book, titled “Tomorrow-Land” by author Joseph Tirella, is an engaging look at how the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair marked the high-watermark of post-World War II American hegemony in science, industry and pop culture.

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New showroom, service, offices underway at Denecker Chevrolet

The year 2015 was a good one for General Motors’ brands including its iconic Chevrolet autos and trucks. Company-wide, retail vehicle deliveries climbed more than 14 percent during 2015. In fact, Chevrolet had its best summer sales in 2015 since 2006.

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