Earlier this month we reported on a Waitsfield business owner who was trying a novel approach to selling her business

If successful, a new owner could ‘win’ the Mix Cupcakerie and Kitchen by simply writing an essay and submitting a cupcake recipe, along with a $75 entry fee.

But current owner Carole Keleher couldn’t simply give the business away for $75.

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Senator Bernie Sanders heads to New Hampshire Wednesday to officially start campaigning as a Democratic presidential candidate. Sanders is holding town hall meetings in Concord and Portsmouth on Wednesday, with a house party in Epping. His New Hampshire supporters say his local ties and longstanding practice of holding town hall meetings and people-to-people campaigning will serve him well in the state that holds the nation's first primary.

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With Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains behind him, Sen. Bernie Sanders officially kicked off his presidential campaign Tuesday afternoon at Waterfront Park in Burlington.

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Hours before Bernie Sanders took the stage Tuesday to kick off his presidential campaign, people were arriving at Burlington's Waterfront Park to show their support.

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Daniel Chojolan was among the first to arrive. He was sitting on the lawn right in front of the stage with his dog Axel.

The pair left Chojolan's home in Poughkeepsie, New York at around 8 a.m. to come to Sanders' kickoff.

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All this week, we're exploring the novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie. The book is the Vermont Humanities Council's pick for Vermont Reads, the statewide community reading program.

At the heart of the book is Haroun, who tries to help his famous story-telling father, Rashid, who loses his "gift for gab" after his wife Soraya runs away with their neighbor, Mr. Sengupta.

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If it wasn't official before, it is now: Bernie Sanders is running for president. Supporters, members of the press and onlookers are descending upon Burlington's Waterfront Park this afternoon to see the independent senator — who is running as a Democrat — launch his bid for a primary nomination. 

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Plenty of people know a lot about Sen. Bernie Sanders' politics – they’ve been remarkably consistent over the years – but with Sanders kicking off his presidential run this week, there are plenty of other questions. How can Sanders beat Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton? How will Sanders’ Vermont roots influence the way voters think about him? Will Vermont’s close proximity to New Hampshire make a difference in Sanders’ efforts to win that state’s first-in-the-nation primary?

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Long summer days seem to welcome every genre of literature -- from page-turning mysteries, to breezy romances, to classics that feel like old friends. On the next Vermont Edition, it's our summer book show!

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Construction is expected to start next month on a new dam at Lake Fairlee. Earlier this month voters in Fairlee, West Fairlee and Thetford all voted in favor of an $850,000 bond to rebuild the dam.

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially kicks off his campaign to become the Democratic nominee for President with a big event on the Burlington waterfront Tuesday afternoon. Live at noon, we talk to politics watchers about Senator Sanders' career, chances and the campaign to come.