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April 09. 2013 12:43PM

Bike Week clashing with Father's Day in 2014 would hurt business council told

LACONIA — Speaking to the City Council last night, Jay Lewis, a longtime resident and property owner, took issue with the scheduling of Motorcycle Week — not this year but next, when the rally will open instead of close on Father's Day weekend. He claimed that the change of date would jeopardize attendance and shrink bookings.

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NCCI proposes Workers’ Comp loss costs decrease in N.H.

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Millions awarded for repair/maintenance at NH military bases

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Gilford book protestor ruling postponed at police request

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Coffey found guilty on three rape charges gets 30 years

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Portsmouth code would ban cabbies from smoking, swearing and wearing tube tops

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Ioka theater building no longer listed for sale

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