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August 21, 2013


Passenger service returns to Pease

PORTSMOUTH (AP) — Allegiant Air is bringing passenger air service back to the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, with flights to Florida.

The Portsmouth Press Herald reports the flights will be offered starting Oct. 25.

Allegiant had served Pease in the past, ending in 2007.

The airline said it will offer fares as low as $99 round trip or $69 one way as a promotional rate. The new flights will operate twice weekly between Portsmouth and the Orlando-Sanford International Airport.

The round-trip promotional fare will be available for just three days and must be purchased by Aug. 22. The one-way $69 fare is available until Aug. 27.

Several airlines have offered passenger service since Pease was certified as a commercial airport in 1992, but none has lasted. The last attempt was in 2011.

State Veterans Cemetery to expand

BOSCAWEN (AP) — Officials are planning to expand the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery.

Michael Horne, director of the Boscawen cemetery, said as with earlier construction, the land must first be checked for any historical artifacts. The two-year state capital budget that took effect July 1 includes $30,000 for an archaeological study.

Horne told the Concord Monitor the study probably will be done next summer, with construction tentatively set for 2015.

The cemetery opened in 1997 and has 104 acres, but only about 14 are used for burial. The expansion would add 5 acres.

Biden appears at Hassan fundraiser

YORK, Maine (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to attend a private fundraiser in Maine for New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat who is due to run for re-election next year.

Biden is scheduled to attend the event tomorrow at the York home of New Hampshire Democratic lobbyist James Demers. However, he currently is in Houston with his son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, where the younger Biden is undergoing medical tests. It’s not clear how long the vice president will stay with him.

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