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Aug 31, 2016 1:58 PM

Lives taken by drugs to be remembered at Keene candlelit vigil

KEENE - A paper chain with names of those who have died battling drug overdoses in New Hampshire will surround the perimeter of Central Square on Wednesday night.

"Keene Hates Heroin" - a community group that helps connect drug addicts to recovery services - will host its second annual candlelit vigil to remember the lives taken by drug addictions, according to the Keene Sentinel.

The NH Chief Medical Examiner reported that 439 people died in the Granite State from drug overdoses in 2015, a large increase from years before.

The vigil drew in over 50 people last year, and is expected to draw a crowd closer to 75 this year. It will be held at 7 p.m. at Central Square.

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