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Paddling During a PandemicIt’s not just you, the individual, we need to worry about. It’s the entire paddling community. It’s everyone else. The people we interact with, the places we go, the things we touch and the impression we leave on the world around us.


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Laconia Daily Sun | Roger Amsden | 1/2/17 FRANKLIN — First Day Franklin went on as usual on New Year's Day despite ice which had formed in the lower part of the Winnipesaukee River, limiting the number of kayaks which took part in the event. Kayakers make their way across the ice next to Trestle View Park in downtown Franklin after completing a New Year's Day run down the lower section of the Winnipesaukee River. (Roger Amsden/for The Laconia Daily Sun)  Only a few kayaks made it through the lower section of the river, from Cross Mill Road in Northfield...

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Elodie Reed | Concord Monitor Splashing in icy river water on a chilly winter day isn’t necessarily a popular way to attract people to a place. But in Franklin, it works. It’s done the trick for the last 35 New Year’s Days, when kayakers, rafters and bundled-up spectators have gathered along Winnipesaukee River to carry out the city’s “First Day” paddling tradition. “It kind of sets Franklin apart,” said Choose Franklin board member and First Day organize New Hampton resident and Franklin Service Credit Union employee Kathy Horgan said that while whitewater rapids have been few and far between this...

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