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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From the Editor: Vermont’s dreary economic outlook

As a taxpayer and voter, you’d have to be either Eleanor Porter’s naive little orphan Pollyanna or a Kool-Aid chugging Jonestown true believer if last week’s “2015 Rich States, Poor States Report” didn’t make you feel depressed about living and working in Vermont.

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New health-care clinic located on Route 22A

Shorewell’s new clinic, located at 2987 Vermont Route 22A in Shoreham, will open soon.

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Whiting man held in bicyclist's death

Nathan Dearing, 27, of Whiting is being held for $75,000 bail following an apparent DUI accident which killed a bicyclist.

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Middlebury's Sears Hometown Store to hold grand reopening

Business news

This month, the Sears Hometown and Outlet Store in Addison County is getting a reboot with both a new owner and new nationwide branding effort Sears calls, “America’s Appliance Experts”.

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Creative Habitat closing

Creative Habitat, an arts and crafts retailer located next to Price Chopper on Shelburne Road in South Burlington, is going out of business.

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From the Editor: Vermont’s state fossil

In 1993, the Vermont State Legislature adopted “Charlotte the Whale” as the Green Mountain State’s official state fossil.

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From the Editor: A Vermont hero found anew

It’s easy to forget how pivotal a role Vermont played in the American War of Independence.

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4-H Club hosts Sheep Quiz Bowl in Orwell

The Town of Orwell was the home of many sheep farms during the mid 1800s, so that’s why it was appropriate for the Annual Vermont 4-H Sheep Quiz Bowl and Skill-A-Thon to be held in the southern Addison County community last week.

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New history exhibit honors Rev. Charles A. Dickinson

Time Capsule Vermont

Vermont has a long history of social action. In 1894, Rev. Charles A. Dickinson created Kurn Hattin Home in Westminster for disadvantaged children and their families.

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Rutland students help beautify downtown gateway

Rutland High School students take a break for the Eagle’s photographer during an ongoing beautification project at RHS’ Howe Center Campus, located on Strongs Avenue.

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