FRANKLIN, N.H. (AP) — Residents and business owners in a New Hampshire town say they dislike a nearby homeless encampment and want something done about it.

Franklin police say they are aware of a group of what ranges between roughly a dozen people or more camping on a hill and in surrounding woods near downtown Franklin. New Hampshire Public Radio reports restaurant owner Cathy Hubble says she's begun closing earlier because of safety concerns.

Police Chief David Goldstein says residents are complaining about open containers of alcohol and used syringes.

Goldstein says police officials have been working with city officials to find a solution and will continue to monitor the area.