I-93 welcome center, overlook honoring Ray Burton OK'd
Also, the Senate approved Senate Bill 357 Thursday naming the scenic overlook on Route 302 in the village of Bretton Woods, across from the entrance to the Mount Washington Hotel, and the visitors center after Burton, who was serving his 18th term as the District 1 executive councilor when he died of cancer. The vote was 24-0 vote.
Burton was praised on the Senate floor as the example of a public servant for future officeholders in the state.
The developer of the new welcome center, the Common Man's Alex Ray, asked to name the northbound center after Burton, Forrester said.
"Many of us are better public servants because his spirit is within all of us," Woodburn said.
The new full-service visitors center will replace the existing state liquor stores, visitors center and vending machines.
A special election will be held March 11 to replace Burton. Republican Joe Kenney of Wakefield faces off against Democrat Michael Cryans of Hanover.
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