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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No April Fools: Middlebury grocery store closing April 1

Greg’s Meat Market is closing its doors at the end of business April 1.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Mary Ruth Crawford

The Vermont Eagle salutes United Way of Addison County volunteer Mary Ruth Crawford. When Crawford retired from Middlebury College Library Services, she immediately became a community volunteer.

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Arrest made in Vergennes bank robberies

For Vermontiana buffs, March 2015 will go down in the history books as the moment in time when Vergennes became the Green Mountain State’s bank robbery capital.

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From the Editor: When fins were peacock feathers

More often than not, when staring out across the Hannaford Supermarket parking lot in Middlebury, enroute to do my weekly grocery shopping, I wonder—what happened to the idea of the classically designed automobile?

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Take 2: Vermont teen twins are YouTube pop sensation

There’s something about identical twins which seems to appeal to both entertainment promoters and young fans.

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A new generation of happy campers

CREATE arts camp in Brandon, Vt.

If you think art is for snobs, well, think again. Back in the 1950s, artist Pablo Picasso observed that, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”

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Study: Addison County second healthiest county in Vermont

Chittenden County no. 1, Rutland County no. 11

According to a new study conducted by by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Addison County is ranked right behind Chittenden County as the healthiest county in Vermont.

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J.C. Penney closing Rutland mall store

The penultimate anchor store in the Diamond Run Mall, located on U.S. Route 7 in Rutland County, is closing April 4.

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Addison man raises the roof with building award

An Addison-based homebuilding company has received industry accolades for coming up with an innovative approach to residential construction—in this case, a smart idea used at the new house of the firm’s owner

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From the Editor: Living Fossil

Lake Champlain's weird, wonderful sturgeon

There are many fishes in the deep blue waters of planet Earth, but few are stranger than the sturgeon of Lake Champlain.

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