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N.H. councilor Burton honored at overlook ceremony

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BRETTON WOODS, N.H. — A new overlook with views of Mount Washington and surrounding peaks was dedicated Friday to ailing Executive Councilor Ray Burton, with several hundred people crowded into a tent erected for a rainstorm that gave way to sunshine just before the ceremony began.

The dedication was a who’s who of New Hampshire’s present and past political leaders gathered to honor Burton’s 40 years of service. Both of New Hampshire’s US senators, former US representative Charles Bass, former governors John Lynch and John H. Sununu, plus present and former executive councilors and legislators attended.

They flocked to shake Burton’s hand and hug him as he arrived at the Mount Washington Hotel for a brief and special Executive Council meeting.

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