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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...

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Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook Abenaki People Chief Paul Pouliot stands on a fishing and observation deck along the Winnipesaukee River in Franklin. The area behind him, on the bend by Odell Park, would have provided indigenous people abundant fishing and good grounds for agriculture, he said. Photos by Elodie Reed / Monitor staff The Pemigewasset (top right) and Winnipesaukee (bottom right) rivers meet to form the Merrimack River in Franklin, as seen in a photo taken from a plane flown by Hopkinton private pilot Varel Freeman Concord Monitor | Elodie Reed | May 6, 2017Beneath cool, overcast skies, Paul...

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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...

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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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