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With the days ticking down on the presidency of Barack Obama, anxiety is building in San Juan County over the possible designation of the Bears Ears National Monument. Rumors are flying over the designation, which could result in a new national monument as large as 1.9 million acres....
Rye Town Park and the Oakland Beach area could soon see an extensive overhaul. The Rye Town Park Commission, which sets policy at the park, will mull over proposals from six applicants intent on taking over operations of the park after a recent solicitation for qualifications of potential...
Rye is preparing to update its master plan for the first time in more than 30 years, and has created a committee to discuss the issues currently facing the city. Although a revised plan has been talked about by multiple city administrations, Rye seems finally ready to initiate the process. The...
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Avon Products, a company that has been based in New York for the past 130 years, has decided to cut 2,500 jobs and close almost all of its locations in the United States. Avon’s office in the city of Rye, however, was one of only two domestic locations that have been spared. The company announced...
After nearly a year of discussion, the village of Tuckahoe Board of Trustees has passed a law that will prohibit fast food restaurants from opening up shop in the village. The controversy over these types of restaurants began in July 2015 when Subway applied for a permit to open a storefront at 73...
In March, a piece of history will vanish from Rye’s Purchase Street as T.D.’s Smoke Shop waits forlornly for its eviction. On Jan. 27, the longtime owners of the smoke shop, Peggy and Tony D’Onofrio, were greeted in the morning, not by their usual slew of customers, but with news from the landlord...
TAKE IT, OR LEAVE ITby Jim Stiles Sometimes the endless open spaces of the West impress me most when I can’t see them at all. One night when I was a ranger at the Arches National Park campground, I encountered a woman so terrified she could barely speak. She was from New York City,...
Thomas Robertson (left) and Brandon Burrows (left center) watch as the K-9 Unit practices commands at the First Responders Appreciation Day last Saturday.
On Saturday, Faith Temple Church hosted its first community event to help put a face on the people who are the first to respond in case of an emergency. First Responder Appreciation Day was the Church’s first attempt to host what they hope will be monthly events to point people in crisis to the...

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