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.
The Annual Vergennes Junior Fishing Derby, sponsored by the City of Vergennes, will be held June 21-23 at the Vergennes Falls Basin. The junior sporting event is free for all children ages 3-15.
Vermont’s recovery from Tropical Storm Irene seems to go on and on—and on. The magnitude of the storm’s wrath on the Green Mountain State, especially Rutland County, continues to be revealed.
The Town of Middlebury will host a special retirement reception for Fred Dunnington, outgoing town planner.
Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio
Former Kansas residents Deb and Ed Bratton of Brandon first fell in love with Vermont after visiting family in the region. Then, the couple developed a strong interest in raising alpacas. They decided to make a big leap and marry the two passions—that is, leave their midwestern life far behind and move east to start an alpaca ranch in Vermont.
On June 12, at approximately 1:22 a.m., Vermont State Police troopers responded to a report of possible vandalism along Spear Street in Charlotte, near the reconstruction site of the historic circa-1849 Quinlan's Covered Bridge.
Few of us get to realize our life’s dreams before the final curtain call, but for former Middlebury resident Molly Brady, 34, the journey is just as important as actually achieving the prize—and it should be a lot fun all along the way.
The milkman's on his way at the Sheldon Museum in Middlebury
When I was a lad growing up in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania during the early 1960s, I remember the Freeman’s Dairy milkman making his neighborhood rounds driving a nifty, red Divco stepvan with quaint little bifolding side access doors.
Solar energy installer SunCommon is opening a solar store at 20 Main St. in downtown Middlebury.
Public hearing June 19
The Salisbury Development Review Board will hold a public hearing in the Salisbury Community School Gymnasium, 7 p.m., June 19, for the purpose of considering application from Daniel Smith of IES, Integrated Energy Solutions, Inc.
Middlebury residents will have a voice in the various plans now available for the downtown rail project.