A New Editor Takes the Reins of the Struggling’Burlington Free Press’ | Media | Seven Days

click to enlarge Luke Awtry Aki Soga at Free Press headquarters in Williston Playful pit bulls, White House holiday traditions and summer reading reviews: That’s the skimpy fare provided these days by the once-proud Burlington Free PressIt’s a jarring step down from the news and analysis that once made the state’s flagship newspaper a must-read. … Read more

Nu Chocolat Finds Sweet Success With Mascoma Bank | Paid Post | Business | Seven Days

Luke Awtry Kevin Toohey, owner, Nu Chocolat Some artists work in oils. The artisan owners of Nu Chocolat in Burlington work in chocolate — rich, layered and expertly accented. Think hazelnut crisp bars, candied Italian orange slices and fleur de sel caramels. The true masterpiece, though, is Kevin and Laura Toohey’s truffle — a perfect … Read more

With 11 Applicants Per Job, China’s College Grads Face Tough Prospects

Facing a weak job market, Chinese college graduates are taking another look at work in the public sector, with a record number signing up for the country’s national civil service exam. But the lure of tech riches is still strong for those who can secure a declining number of jobs. China’s peak recruiting season kicks … Read more