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March 20, 2014

N.H. seasonal businesses delayed by late spring.

Businesses frustrated by spring's delayed arrival

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Matthes said he expects to be a month behind once he does get started.

“I don’t see us landscaping until April 15,” he said. “That will push us back and we are going to have to bring more guys in to get the same amount of work done. It’s going to cost us more and it’s definitely going to have a big financial impact on us.”

Leavitt said he would like to open earlier, but he would be putting the product at risk.

“If we open early and we don’t sell it fast enough, then the product becomes inferior,” he said. “Dairy can go bad. We’re very conscious of our health and our cleanliness.”

Ultimately, many businesses know it’s out of their hands.

“We’re basically a slave to the weather,” Vaiknoras said. “We can’t generally set a specific date. Just hope for no more snow.”

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