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.
Holographics North is a world leader in the 3-D field
Back in the early 1980s, Vermont astrophysicist Dr. John Perry had a vision for developing large-format, 3-D hologram technology for art and commerce.
The U.S. Air Force announced this week that it will base the F-35 program in Burlington with the Vermont Air National Guard.
He wasn’t well known to those of us outside the inner circles of the field of computer science, but his passing on Nov. 22, 2013, marked the close of the first chapter of the Computer Age and a reminder of just how much his scientific work, from World War II through the 1970s, changed—and continues to change—our lives today.
Mary Ann Broughton, has been a member of the Milk and Honey Quilt Guild for the past 14 years, and currently serves as the Guild Secretary.
At a recent Middlebury Select Board meeting, Creek Road resident Alpine Bingham presented an alternative proposal for relocating the Middlebury Town Offices and Recreation facilities—as a single facility—on the Sabourin property located across U.S. Route 7 from the Shea Motors Chevrolet dealership.
Pete Guendel, owner of Pete’s Pines and Needles located on Plank Road in Waltham, has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season.
It's a fact that Vermont boasts some of the best Civil War scholarship in the nation.
It seems you can’t go many places without running into someone over the age of 55 talking about Obama Care and their own personal health-care concerns.
Behind the scenes at the Mahaney Center
In the case of historic Middlebury College, among the juicy low fruits dangling for locals to pluck and savor is the Kevin P. Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts, located along Route 30, on the west side of campus.
Vermont Time Capsule
On Oct. 2, 1910, the sleepy mountain village of Ripton, Vt., experienced one of the most flamboyant crimes in its 232-year-old history.