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Greta Rybus for the Boston Globe
Despite the rainy and chilly weather, many New England businesses said they had a strong Memorial Day weekend.
Erik Lindblom, at the Captain Jefferds Inn in Kennebunkport, said, “It seems like the economy is finally working for us, not against us.”
Lindblom prepared snacks before the afternoon arrival of guests.
Sarah Lindblom checked guest reservations at the Captain Jefferds Inn. “We’re very optimistic about the summer,” she said.
At Port Jewelry in Kennebunkport, owner Gerda Towne said, "I hope it gets good.... It can't get worse."
Shoppers enjoyed Kennebunkport during the holiday weekend.
Carol Savard of Massachusetts shopped in Portsmouth, N.H. Tourism officials there expect hotel occupancy to continue to climb this summer.
A new hotel is being built in Portsmouth, N.H., by Colwen Hotel Management, which also owns the Residence Inn adjacent to the lot.
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