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N.H. News in Brief

Mailing Business Closes

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HAYS, Kan. (AP) – A mailing business that closed its doors after losing work from a major New Hampshire customer has told its 45 employees that it won’t reopen.

Larry Tucker, owner of Hays International Mailing, said his business got little warning that the steady work Nashua, N.H.-based Brickmill Co. had provided would cease after the marketing firm lost two of its biggest clients.

Tucker said the mailing company didn’t have enough time to brace itself financially. He said the business had to stop payments to banks and others and had fallen behind on taxes.

Employees were temporarily laid off in early May. Tucker announced this week the layoff was permanent.



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Concord Trailways

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Wi-Fi Airport

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Manchester Airport is getting equipped with a high- speed broadband and wireless network.

The service is designed to serve more than 4 million passengers per year, in addition to the airlines at the airport.

Passengers with enabled laptops will be able to surf the Web from anywhere in the airport for around $7 a day.



Reagan-N.H.

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Friends and supporters of Ronald Reagan will tell political war stories to honor the late president at a remembrance on the New Hampshire Statehouse steps Friday evening.

Featured speakers include Gerald Carmen of Manchester, one of Reagan’s 1980 campaign managers, and former U.S. Rep. Charles Douglas.

Reagan’s victory in the New Hampshire presidential primary that year propelled him to the Republican nomination and the White House.

Gov. Craig Benson will serve as master of ceremonies. Benson has declared Friday a day of prayer and mourning in New Hampshire.



Bike Week

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LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Members of the Motorcycle Week Association and local law enforcement officials are ready to welcome visitors from around the world for Bike Week.

This year marks the 81st running of Motorcycle Week, the oldest national bike rally that begins Saturday and runs to June 20.

Association Executive Director Charlie St. Clair said Bike Week brings more people to the state than any other activity and provides a big boost for area businesses.

New Hampshire International Speedway will host a variety of motorcycle races throughout the week.

The association, along with members of law enforcement, will host daily news conferences during the week at Willow’s Steak and Spirits Restaurant in Laconia.



Unemployment

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Unemployment in the state remained the same in April and May at 4.0 percent.

A year ago, the seasonally adjusted rate was 4.2 percent.

Nationally, the seasonally adjusted rate for April and May was 5.6 percent.

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