Tourism Season Hit Hard by Rainy Weather 

The rainy, cool weather we’ve had most of the past month was bad news for Maine’s tourism industry.Merchants across the state are hoping this weekend’s winning weather can help salvage their season.Businesses catering to tourists already anticipated a slow season because of the recession. Then they got a double-whammy with the wet, raw weather. Vaughn Stinson of the Maine Tourism Association puts the damage at millions of dollars in Maine alone. He says what the season needs is more days like Friday, when the temperature hit the 80s across the state.