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Feb 7th 6:30pm RPL Film & Discussion “Communities and Consequences”

 Film and Discussion on dealing with urgent Issues facing New Hampshire  communities: “Communities and Consequences: The Unbalancing of NH’s Human Ecology and What can Be Done About It” Based on the book by NH authors Peter Francese and Loraine Stuart Merrill Reveals the causes and effects of a graying state and uncovers the connections between […]

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120 Bracket Rd Cell Tower Letter to Rep. Messmer

Re: PLACEMENT OF A CELL TOWER IN RYE RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT Dear Representative Messmer, We believe you are well aware of the opposition that has surfaced to the proposed construction of a Verizon cell tower in a single residential district of Rye. We now have 79 residents who have registered their opposition, and we expect that […]

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Rye Public Forum Questions

At the last Public Forum Discussion (occurs the last Wednesday of the month at the RPL, following the monthly Rye Civic League meeting), residents were asking about a list of all of the Un-Resolved issues and are there plans to add address these? What would you add to this list? a)  No facilities master plan […]

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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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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 […]