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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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Roger Amsden | Laconia Daily Sun FRANKLIN — First Day Franklin will go on as usual on New Year's Day, but ice which has formed in the lower part of the Winnipesaukee River near the downtown area will likely bring far fewer kayaks than usual to that part of the river.Dan Darling of Choose Franklin says that thanks to the efforts of Marty Parichand, owner of the Outdoor New England store in Franklin, and Ken Norton of the Merrimack Valley Paddlers and the state of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, there will be a water release to increase river...

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Staff Writer | WMUR FRANKLIN, N.H. —A fundraising barbecue is planned this month to support efforts to turn a former paper mill site in Franklin into an outdoor adventure park. The Concord Monitor reported Marty Parichand, who already operates an outdoor equipment store in Franklin, hopes to install whitewater paddling amenities, a mountain bike pump track, a community garden and an "eco-village" campsite. Event space is also planned for the city-owned property along the Winnipesaukee River. The barbecue is scheduled for Aug. 20. Parichand and nonprofit PermaCityLife must raise $45,000 to get the project started. He has asked state environmental...

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