N.H. News Roundup: Name that rest area, more snow is coming (really)
I want one.
A rest area, that is. And if a bill passes through the state legislature, I just may get my wish. Proponents of the bill think allowing the sponsorships will help keep the rest stops maintained – and more importantly – open.
PETA has already jumped on board with this idea. Should the bill pass the animal rights group is hoping to sponsor a rest area and have signs that read, “Rest easy. Stop cruelty. Go vegan area.”
For a list of the Granite State’s 16 rest areas (not all are open, and some are closed seasonally), you can visit the NHDOT’s website.
Is it too early to call dibs on the Southbound Hooksett area? Because . . . dibs.
In other news
∎ There’s a winter weather advisory from late tonight into tomorrow. Not a joke – this is seriously happening.
∎ A former Portsmouth school employee accused of trying to solicit a 14-year-old girl through Facebook was granted lower bail.
∎ New Hampshire’s members of Congress have come together to seek a North Country health clinic for veterans.
∎ FairPoint is preparing to layoff 90 workers in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
∎ New Hampshire reached record levels of lottery sales after the state sold more than $16.9 million in instant tickets last month.
∎ If you’re in Washington, D.C., on a Thursday this month, you can have coffee with Sen. Kelly Ayotte.
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