Both Romney, Obama to be in NH Friday
New Hampshire will be the place to be on Friday, at least as far as presidential candidates Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are concerned.
Both men are expected to be in the state as they make campaign stops fresh from the party conventions.
Romney was named the Republican nominee last week at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, and Friday he will attend a victory rally at Holman Stadium in Nashua. Doors open to the public at 4:30 p.m., and Romney is scheduled to speak at 7:10 p.m.
President Obama's campaign had announced earlier this week that the President, first lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President and Mrs. Joe Biden will visit the Strawbery Banke historical museum on Friday, with doors opening at 10 a.m.
Obama is expected to address the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday night. According to his campaign, he will campaign in Florida on Saturday and Sunday, while Biden will spend those days in Ohio.
The City of Portsmouth released a list of road closings and parking restrictions in advance of the President's visit. Roads that will be closed Friday starting at 6 a.m. include Mechanic Street and Peirce Island, and starting at 8 a.m., Marcy Street, Atkinson Street from State Street to Court Street, Hancock Street and Gates Street.
In addition, Court Street will be closed beginning Thursday at 6 p.m. from Pleasant to Atkinson streets, and all of Washington Street will be closed starting Thursday at 8 a.m.
No parking will be allowed on several streets downtown, including Washington Street starting Thursday at 8 a.m., and starting Friday morning, Hancock Street, State Street from Penhallow to Marcy streets, Atkinson Street, South Street,
Marcy Street, Mechanic Street from Marcy Street to Peirce Island, and Pleasant Street from Junkins Avenue to New Castle Avenue.
The board of trustees of Prescott Park has decided to close the park all day Friday.
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