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Information on Camden Green Program

A resident at the Rye Public Forum discussions shared information they saw in Camden ME about a volunteer program that keeps pollution out of their water system. Since run off from yards, especially for locations like Rye that have many wet lands, protecting the buffers and eliminating chemicals that are washed into the water supply […]

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Rye Family in Need June 2017

Dear Rye Community Member, There is a family in our town that needs our help! Lisa Gagalis grew up in North Hampton, Greg grew up in Hampton Falls, and now they live in Rye. They are the parents of three beautiful children- 7 year old Sophia, and 4 year old twins Graham and Penelope. A […]

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Opinion on Parsonage Apartments and RCD Units

 OPINION OF RESIDENT: The Parsonage Apartments lease with The Housing Partnership  (THP) dates back to 1999 and is expiring in 2019.  In 2010, the Town adopted a workforce housing zoning ordinance to comply with the requirements of RSA 674:59.  The charge from the Board of Selectmen to the Committee addressed the need for both “affordable […]

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Rye Town Hall Running off the Rails

Link to Herald Letter to the editor:  Click Here Rye Town Hall project, running off the rails Posted Sep. 17, 2015 at 2:01 AM Sept. 14 — To the Editor: Thanks to the Town Hall survey signs, I have been fielding a lot of Town Hall questions and here is what I have been telling […]

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Opinion: Frustration with lack of plastic recycling at the transfer-station/recycling center.

Frustration with lack of plastic recycling at the transfer-station/recycling center. The most common complaint we hear about our recycling center is the complaint that we are not able, as of yet, to recycle as much at our center as some other towns –primarily the #3-7 “other” (especially #5) (along with the misc. #1 egg cartons […]

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Does Rye need an IT Strategy?

Does the town need an IT plan? If you have any IT experience please watch the BOS November 24th, starting at 60:25 into the video Click Here.  It was clear to me that there is NO IT strategy for managing the workloads the town needs.  No discussion of how Cloud based storage or services can […]

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An Abutters’ Opinion and Petition 561 South Rd – Rye Farm

Resident Petition to the Planning Board:  561 South Road Water Petition #2 Lot 5 Diagram: 561 South Road Lot 5 Petition #2 to protect Rye Water (below) is receiving broad support.  Submit a signed petition by printing, signing, scan, and email it to: southrdfarm@gmail.com UPDATE:  561 South Road …. RYE FARM …. D.D. Cook Builders of Greenland, NH for […]

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Opinion: Recent Developments in Rye

If you live near property that could be developed, you should be concerned about what has transpired over the last year or so. Additionally, builders bring in experts.  Residents rely on the Master Plan, the Planning Board, and the Town to do what is best for the residents. Foyes Corner: –          How would you feel […]

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RCL Master Plan Overview

One key question is:  What are the resources required to maintain the Master Plan the right way? The town needs to first agree on what the right way is for Rye.   How the 2013 updates were made, communicated and the involvement of the public leave much room for improvement. Examples from 2013: – The […]

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What will pass for Town Hall?

Please try to attend the August 5th Presentation at the Rye Public Safety Building at 6:30pm The existing plan moving forward is a new 6,000 two story building with an underground connector to the existing Town Hall.  The existing Town Hall will be renovated.  The entire Town Hall complex is estimated to be 12,000 square […]

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Rye Clean Water Information

Slides for November 8th Water in Rye: Water in Rye Presentation Final 8 Nov 17 Conservation Law Foundation – Efforts for […]

Rye Master Plan 2017 Updates Discussion

2015 Warrant Article 22

preparing-a-master-plan-for-your-community Short overview of what a master plan is:  Click Here Note:  Prior to the October 12th Public Hearing, newer […]

RCL Support for Property Assemsment

Open this document:  RCL Property Assesment Support July 2017

RCL Discussion Topics

Here are the different topics for discussion.   We have started with some information and opinion “not right or wrong”, […]

2017 Governance Committee

The Governance Committee and the Board of Directors of the Rye Civic League met on August 29, 2017 to, among […]

Seacoast Lacrosse 2018 Information

Welcome to the home of Seacoast Lacrosse including youth programs 6U,8U,10U,12U and 14U.  Registration for all spring programs are now OPEN.  […]

Town and School Budget 2018 Information

Budget Schedule:  Budget Schedule 2018

RCL October 23, 2017 BOS Notes

cancer cluster final report:  Cancer Task Force final report File for the Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes102317revBfinal A warrant article will be drafted to […]

RCL October 11, 2017 BOS Notes

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes101117revBfinal Selectman Musselman proposed the creation of paid non-resident parking areas on side streets near the beach. […]

Town Hall Space 2017 Updates

The Heritage Committee continues to do all it can to raise funds to maintain the building.  The BOS is completing […]