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The Town Hall will be closed on
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 for Staff Training
RYE, NH – The State Lab in Concord notified the town on Tuesday, September 19th that a batch of mosquitoes collected in Rye on September 12, 2017 have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).
We want to reassure the residents of Rye that we are monitoring the situation closely. Mosquito trapping and disease testing will continue until October 15th. Treatment of mosquito larvae in the wetlands is ongoing. Spraying to control adult mosquitoes is planned at the Junior High School, Elementary School, Parsons Field and the Recreation Area on Sunday, September 24 beginning at 5:00 PM.
West Nile Virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. For humans, the risk of contracting the infection is low and in the overwhelming majority of cases, there are no symptoms or just mild, flu-like symptoms. If illness does occur, it happens within 4 to 10 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. If someone is experiencing flu-like symptoms including fever and headache, they should contact their local medical provider.
We want to remind all of the residents of Rye to continue to take steps to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes and to eliminate standing water on their property. With all of the recent rain, it is imperative that we eliminate mosquito breeding areas to help reduce the risk. Check screens on windows and doors for holes whereby mosquitoes can enter your home.
You can protect yourself and your family with a few simple steps, such as using effective mosquito repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active, and remove standing water from around your house so mosquitoes do not have a place to breed.
If you need more information about mosquitoes, upcoming spray date and times, insecticides, precautions, WNV or Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), then email Dragon Mosquito Control at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 734-4144. . More information is available on the NH Department of Health and Human Services WNV/EEE page https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/arboviral/index.htm and on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website https://www.cdc.gov.
Due to the State of NH closing their offices, the Town Clerk's Office will be unable to process any vehicle related transactions Friday, Oct 6th until Tuesday, Oct 10th. No renewals, no new registrations, no maintenance to any registrations or titles. The Tax Collector and Vital Records will be completely unaffected and fully operational. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Trick or Treat in Rye is
Monday, October 30th 5:00-7:00pm
To See the Breakfast Hill Landfill Groundwater PFOAs
Testing Results click here
To See the Grove Road Landfill Documents click here
The deadline for participation in the Energize 360 Program has been extended for Rye residents to September 30th. For more information on the Energize 360 Program click here
For School Use Feasibility Committee Agendas & Minutes click here