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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1957 airplane crash is story of tragedy, redemption

Historian and writer Bill Powers of Rutland will present a fascinating story of tragedy and redemption at a special meeting of the Castleton Historical Society, on Thursday, June 4. Powers will be joined by aviation-crash expert Brian Lindner of Waterbury for a discussion about the October 1957 crash of a U.S. Army, Canadian-made, De Havilland L-20 Beaver and the deaths of four U.S. servicemen onboard.

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Crime doesn’t pay

Volunteer retiree spends his spare time in court and prison

Retired, 82-year-old engineer Paul Crossman of Rutland has always been interested in law and order.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Travis Hoffman

Travis Hoffman, of Middlebury, has been volunteering as a recovery worker at the Turning Point Center of Addison County for the past five months.

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Addison County students receive Substance Abuse Prevention Poster Contest awards

This year’s Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Poster Contest Winners were awarded at a special Addison County presentation.

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From the Editor: The Vermont Roots Migration Project

The University of Vermont’s Center for Research on Vermont has published an important demographic report, titled “The Vermont Roots Migration Project”. The survey report was prepared by Drs. Cheryl Morse and Wendy Geller.

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VUHS student presents teacher award

Vergennes Union High School teacher Roberta Steponaitis of Vergennes, was awarded Clarkson University’s Inspirational High School Educator Award on May 8. Steponaitis was honored at a special dinner the night before commencement and during the commencement ceremony the following day.

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Route 22A closed for several hours May 12

Vermont Route 22a was closed for approximately 2 hours...

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A big day for Proctor: Grand reopening of Vt. Marble Exhibit

When the Vermont Marble Museum begins its day-long grand reopening event May 23 , from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., it’s going to be one of Proctor’s biggest happenings in over a decade.

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Saddle up: Vermont, horses, trail rides, and relationships

Long-time horse owner Heidi Littlefield of Fairfax said that there’s something about Vermont and horses that is magical.

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