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.
Bicentennial events for America’s Second War of Independence
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum reopened for the season last weekend. According to museum officials, the highlight of the institute’s short summer season will be the long-anticipated 2013 tour of the replica 1862 lake schooner Lois McClure.
All-local Green Pasture Meats
Vermont consumers are becoming more concerned about the quality and location of their foods. In the past two years alone, a half dozen new, wholesome food providers have opened for business in the Addison-Rutland-Windsor region.
Legislative roll calls rarely appear in print, but thanks to the Ethan Allen Institute of Vermont, the public is becoming more aware of how their representative votes on key issues from taxes to education.
Twenty-one volunteers from Grace Church, Spring Lake Ranch, the Department of Corrections Probation and Parole, Dismas House, and the community gave a total of 79 hours last week, cleaning up debris left by Tropical Storm Irene in East Wallingford.
"Death with Dignity" law signed by Gov. Shumlin
There’s something unsettling to me about feeling good about living in a state where a law that legalizes assisted suicide—“death with dignity”—is being considered as a social and medical advance by some.
Addison Central Supervisory Union’s Spring into the Arts Festival will take place May 29-30 at the Mahaney Center for the Arts at Middlebury College.
Thirteen-year-old Annie Jackson, a student at Vergennes Union High School, has an interest in dogs and law enforcement. Like many teens with developing career interests, she wants to know as much about her passions as she possibly can.
Two Rutland-area insurance agencies merged recently.
Commuting customers of the Jolley Convenience Store, located on Route 116 in Hinesburg, are enjoying the place’s expanded beverage service.
Bud Smith turns a coffee hobby into a local business
Bud Smith has always had a taste for coffee. His long-percolating passion for all things relating to the evergreen coffea bush took off with the dawning of the new millenium.