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March 20, 2017

Opponents say alpine peak is no place for new hotel

Photo by Mount Washington Cog Railway
The owners of a historic cog railway that runs up Mount Washington are proposing a 25,000-square-foot hotel, citing growing demand from tourists.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Environmentalists and hiking groups are stepping up a fight against a proposal to build a luxury hotel a mile from the summit of Mount Washington, complaining it would damage the fragile alpine ecology and destroy the scenic views.

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