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Uptown Goes Upcountry

This week the Uptown Tavern of Manchester intends to apply to the New Hampshire Liquor Commission for a beer festival license to sell beer at the Weirs Drive-In Theatre throughout Motorcycle Week. Roy Arsenault, the principal owner the Uptown Tavern, said "we're pursuing a beer festival permit. We do it all the time in Manchester, but never for Motorcycle Week before." The legislation authorizing beer festival licenses, which became effective in 1998, allows holders of liquor licenses ...

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Lawmakers wrangle over details of parental notice bill

CONCORD (AP) — Statehouse rhetoric over parental abortion notification has been framed in broad terms: Some say it's about parental rights, others say it's about the right to an abortion. But as a showdown approaches in the New Hampshire Senate, and senators on both sides craft amendments to appeal to a majority of that chamber's 24 members, the focus is on the details. Three members of a Senate committee passed an amendment Tuesday that significantly changed — some say gutted — the ...

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Laconia Main Street taking city's pulse

In June, Laconia Main Street will take the pulse of downtown. The Economic Restructuring Committee will be surveying employers and employees in the city center bounded by Oak Street (north), the Shang Hai restaurant (south), Brooks Pharmacy (east) and Aubuchon Hardware (west). Initially, 500 surveys will be distributed. Casey Gilbert, who chairs the committee, said the questions are designed "to discover the community's perceptions of the downtown area." She said that people will be ...

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