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.

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Accident causes traffic delay on U.S. Route 7 in Brandon

A multiple motor vehicle accident on U.S. Route 7 at the former Brandon Training School campus caused traffic delays July 2, between 1:20 and 1:45 p.m...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Susan Burns

United Way of Addison County, Vt.

Meet Addison County United Way volunteer Susan Burns of Middlebury. Burns has been volunteering for the past year at the animal shelter of Homeward Bound, the public face of the Addison County Humane Society.

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From the Editor: The dash of life

My sister and I accompanied our 98-year-old mother on a visit to our father’s grave for Father’s Day weekend. It was the first Father’s Day without our Dad. He died, at age 100, in January of this year.

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Area towns gear up to celebrate July 4

Independence Day and other July events

Things to do starting July 4 around the Middlebury-Brandon-Rutland-Killington region

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"All aboard!" Rutland convention attendees enjoy train rides, locomotives

Attendees of the 2015 National Railway Historical Convention in Rutland enjoyed a daylong passenger excursion on the Vermont Railways Rutland-to-Burlington June 21.

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Vermont Coffee Company: Coffee that's roasted for friends

For serious consumers of coffee, there’s nothing in the world like a great cup of coffee, and Vermont Coffee Company of Middlebury helps make many great cups of coffee—roasting on the order of 750,000 pounds of the dark bean just last year.

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Stormy weekend in western Vermont

The remnants of Tropical Storm Bill passed through the Champlain Valley during the weekend just ended, along with a line of unrelated thunderstorms.

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Orwell students receive music-instruction scholarships

The GFWC Orwell Fortnightly Club awarded its annual Mabel Young Music Scholarship to Orwell Village School students Olivia Almeida and Sebastian Redondo.

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Bird on a wire triggers restaurant power outage

Members of the Middlebury Fire Department responded to a power outage at McDonald’s on U.S. Route 7 in Middlebury June 11.

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Vermont farmer keeps on truckin' with U.S. Army surplus

Vermont organic dairy farmer Joel Pominville, 54, of Middlebury purchased these giant, 5-ton, 6-cylinder U.S. Army surplus trucks at an government auction on the Internet.

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