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Where To Hike, Bike & Raft In A Day In New Hampshire
If you drive 90 minutes north of Boston, you’ll reach an area that includes three traditional New England towns – Andover, Franklin and...
Return to the River Part 2: Creating A Mill City
“Original river rat” Andy Nadeau stands for a portrait outside the old Sulloway Mills buildings, where both his parents manufactured hosiery in the first half of the 20th century. Nadeau, who is 85, remembers a time when Franklin was vibrant and affluent thanks to its industry along the rivers. Elodie Reed / Monitor staff A brick lies on the bottom of the Winnipesaukee River, a remnant of the six paper and pulp mills that used to be on the waterway. When the mills were active, sewage and industrial waste were dumped into the river. Elodie Reed / Monitor staff...
Downtown coordinator, developer continuing Franklin growth
Elodie Reed | Concord Monitor A new downtown business coordinator and a year-old four-way partnership are continuing the push to liven Franklin’s downtown. The coordinator, Concord-based development consultant Niel Cannon, took the job earlier this winter. His work is being funded by a $50,000 Rural Business Enterprise grant from USDA Rural Development. Cannon said by phone last week that Franklin has plenty of business opportunities. “Sort of the first stage of this is to talk to stakeholders – people that work downtown or that have a business downtown or own buildings downtown, just to get a sense of what’s going...
Bank’s $30,000 grant supports Franklin revitalization effort
Staff | NH Business Review Franklin Savings Bank has donated $30,000 to PermaCityLife, an organization working to revitalize Franklin’s downtown. The group recently acquired seven on the city’s Main Street of Franklin and is working with potential tenants to move their business to the city. Founded in 2014, PermaCityLife is a nonprofit with a vision to create positive and sustainable economic growth in downtown Franklin. Part of its effort includes preserving Franklin’s historic storefronts and mill buildings. “Within the last two years, we have seen progress in downtown Franklin with the revival of two buildings and a storefront – all...
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