Chocolatier to close Burlington’s South End Kitchen in December

BURLINGTON -- The South End Kitchen will close its doors in December after two years in operation, its owners, Lake Champlain Chocolates, announced Tuesday. “This was a very difficult decision,” said Jim Lampman, owner of Lake Champlain Chocolates, in a statement. “Unfortunately, operating this complex, dynamic and risky venture took focus off of our core […]

Congress passes another short-term highway funding bill

The U.S. Senate on Thursday agreed to keep the money flowing to highway projects around the country for another three months. Senators voted 91-4 to extend the federal transportation funding bill until Oct. 29. It is the 34th time Congress has voted for short-term extensions since 2009, according to published reports. The House approved the […]

Bernie 2016 campaign raises $15 million in 60 days

Sen. Bernie Sanders has raised $15 million in the past two months, most of it in small donations of $250 or less. The Bernie 2016 presidential campaign said Thursday that since April 30 it has received 400,000 contributions from 250,000 people. The campaign said the average donation was $33.51 (400,000 times $33.51 equals $13.4 million; […]