New Hampshire welcome center being dedicated to Burton
HOOKSETT (AP) - New Hampshire's newly renovated welcome center on northbound Interstate 93 in Hooksett is being dedicated to the late Executive Councilor Ray Burton.
A ceremony is planned at 10 a.m. Tuesday for the Raymond S. Burton Welcome Center.
The center features a 20,000 square-foot state Liquor and Wine Outlet; a Merrimack County Savings Bank branch, New Hampshire General Store; Common Man Roadside eateries in a 10,000-square-foot food court; a League of New Hampshire Craftsmen store; 16 Irving fueling stations and electric car charging stations; upgraded restrooms; and more than 300 parking spaces.
Burton, New Hampshire's longest-serving member of the Executive Council and a tireless advocate for the North Country, died from kidney cancer on Nov. 12, 2013. He was 74.