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Unwanted medication collection in Franklin on Saturday

FRANKLIN — The Franklin and Tilton Police Departments are joining forces with the Franklin Mayor's Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give the public a chance for a safe and convenient way to collect and dispose of leftover medicines on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At that time the public can bring pills for disposal to the CVS parking lot at 861 Central St., Franklin. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. While over-the-counter and prescription medications can be brought to collection site, the DEA cannot accept liquids or needles and other sharps, only pills or patches.

The Franklin Mayor's Drug Task Force is collaborating with local police departments on this initiative. The task force hopes many area residents will take advantage of this opportunity to safely dispose of prescription drugs. Anyone  unable to make it to Saturday's drug take-back event, can use the Franklin Police Department's 24/7 Medicine Collection Box located in their lobby. There people can anonymously drop pills and patches into the box, no questions asked.

The Medicine Collection Box, which has been located at the Franklin Police Department since May 2012, has continued to remove numerous controlled drugs from circulation. The most recent inventory by Franklin Police and pharmacists from Franklin Regional Hospital yielded two pounds of controlled drugs, including Oxycodone, Lorazepam, Adderall, and Hydrocodone -- all known to be widely abused prescription drugs. This amount was collected within a three-month time period. Two pounds equals just over 925 tablets of these and other controlled drugs.

For more information on the prevention of prescription drug abuse and how to talk to your children about this dangerous problem, please click on the link for the Drug Task Force at www.franklinnh.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 06:18

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Bristol Shop ‘n Save to host networking event Oct. 1

PLYMOUTH  — As the fall season is upon us, come out and join the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, October 1st, from 5:00-7:00 pm as friends and colleagues gather for the best networking in the region to be hosted by Bristol Shop 'n Save at 505 Pleasant St. (Route 104) in Bristol.

Meet owner Greg Gorski and his friendly and hospitable staff of local workers with many different experiences that add to their great customer service. Don't miss this chance to mix and mingle with Chamber members, partners, and friends as they relax and enjoy refreshments, conversation, and door prizes, and enjoy the best networking in the region.

Partnering with the community that supports their store is vitally important to them. They do that in a variety of ways including direct financial support for many local organizations and events, in-store fundraisers, and associate participation in local activities. They sponsor several local activities like Bristol's Summer Concert Series and Bristol Old Home Day. In addition, they donate food to our local shelter, Bristol Community Services, support our local Fire Departments and many other events and programs.

This business-networking event, conducted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber, is part of their active support of the regional businesses and is possible through the generous support of key area businesses and professionals.

For more information about Chamber events, or the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce, contact the office at 536-1001, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 06:16

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GriefShare program at Meredith church

MEREDITH — The First Baptist Church in Meredith will be hosting GriefShare on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m., running through December 16. Participants are encouraged to attend each consecutive week, but each week is independent of the others in content so one can join at anytime along the way. 
GriefShare is a Bible-based support group for anyone who is suffering the loss of someone close to them, no matter how recent or long ago the loss is. It's a place where those suffering can come to recieve hope and support along their journey of Grief. Even though the teaching is based out of the Christian Bible, the group recognizes and appreciates that not everyone has that viewpoint.

All are welcome. Each session consists of a video, workbook and group discussion. The videos feature respected ounselors and teachers who have faced their own grief and who share insights on how to walk through grief in a healthy manner.
For more information or to register, call Mary at 496-6583 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 05:40

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LRCC taking part in Manufacturing Week

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College will observe New Hampshire Manufacturing Week and National Manufacturing Day on Wednesday, Oct. 1, will an open house at the college from 4 to 7 p.m.

State-of-the are devices along with and high-tech equipment used for instruction will be on display, including 3-D printers, robotic arms, computer-assisted design and manufacturing software, coordinate measuring machines, advanced welding units, and precision machine tools.

Special tours for middle and high school groups, as well as youth organizations and employment agencies, can be scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. Visit www.ampednh.com/news-and-events for full event details and registration.

Lakes Region Community College and the seven other community colleges in the state unite with more than 200 industry, state- and federal-agency partners under NH's Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships in Education initiative to develop and deliver more than 30 advanced manufacturing certificate and degree programs in advanced composites, advanced welding, CNC machining, electronics/electromechanics, robotics and automation, engineering and more.

AMPed NH teams up with the NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership, NH Division of Economic Development and others each year to coordinate a week of events statewide that raise awareness about the high-tech, high-demand, high-paying industry of advanced manufacturing.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 11:05

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