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Shaheen to tour NH-Canada border station

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PITTSBURG, N.H. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is heading to the New Hampshire-Canada border to check out a sign she helped ensure gives proper credit to the Granite State.

When the U.S. Customs and Border Protection opened a new $7.4 million border station several years ago, it wanted to call it the "Beecher Falls Port of Entry via Pittsburg, New Hampshire."

Shaheen, Sen. Kelly Ayotte and then-U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass wrote to customs officials saying that the nearby Vermont town of Beecher Falls shouldn't get top billing. Customs officials then decided to have the crossing officially designated as the "Pittsburg Border Station."

Shaheen will tour the station and view the sign on Saturday morning.

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