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Colonial Pharmacy: Where Big-city Services Come with Small-town Care & Attention

By Susan Nye

Photos by Ian Raymond

Regardless of “buy local” campaigns and hometown boosters, family-owned pharmacies continue to be swallowed up and squeezed out by big businesses. Today, an overwhelming majority of New Hampshire pharmacies belong to one of the giant chains like CVS or Walgreens. But one beloved local pharmacy is bucking that trend.

Pharmacists and owners Randy Doerr and Glenn Perreault of Colonial Pharmacy in New London have been steadfast in their determination to remain independent. They proudly celebrated the store’s 50th anniversary this past September. To mark the milestone, they moved down the street to a brand-new, 14,000-square-foot building.

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