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July 29, 2013

Selectmen to discuss water department options

Rowley Town Notebook
Michelle Pelletier Marshall

---- — At today’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting, water commissioner Stuart Dalzell Sr. will discuss his and selectmen Chairman Bob Snow’s recent visit to Pennichuck Water Service Corporation and Nashua Water Department. The town officials made these trips with the intention of getting an overview of a privatized water department and how this may be an option for the town of Rowley. Dalzell is set to address the board at 8 p.m. at the regular Monday meeting, which begins at 7.

Also up for discussion by the Planning Board at the Monday night meeting, at 7:30 p.m., is medical marijuana dispensaries. All residents are encouraged to attend the meeting or watch on cable TV on the Rowley Community Media station (channel 9 for Comcast users and channel 26 for Verizon users).

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Now is the time to get involved in town government. Seats are vacant on the following: Conservation Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, fence viewer position and wood lumber bark inspector. Contact the selectmen’s office at selectmen@townofrowley.org to apply or get more information.

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Did you know? The Rowley Public Library offers downloadable music from their website. The library has joined a network, the Freegal Music Service, that allows access to over 3 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. Registered cardholders of the library can download three Freegal music tracks in the MP3 format each week at no cost. Visit www.rowleylibrary.org for more info or download the Freegal app from a favorite app store to get started downloading music for free.

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Are you and your family keeping up with your summer reading lists? Be sure to track all the time read to participate in the summer library reading program, which ends on Aug. 21. For each book read through that date, the Friends of the Library will donate $1 to the Rowley Food Pantry. In addition, all participants in the summer reading program are entered into a weekly drawing to win a $15 gift certificate to the Jabberwocky Bookshop in Newburyport. All entrants also are eligible for the grand prize drawing — a Kindle Paperwhite. So read on and on and on …

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Though it’s hot outside, seniors can still have some cool fun at the Rowley Council on Aging, which is open for activities throughout the summer. Most of the regular activities are still under way, including Scrabble games on Mondays, Breakfast & Bingo every other Tuesday morning, Rummikub on Wednesdays and visits to Rowley Market Basket on Wednesday mornings. Check with the council at 978-948-7637 for details.

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Michelle Pelletier Marshall covers Rowley for The Daily News. She can be reached at marshallsinmass@comcast.net