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June 9, 2014

Search on for new water department employees

The town is in the process of hiring a new water department superintendent to replace John Rezza, who resigned earlier this year. Interim superintendent Mark Griffin was with the department for a couple of months and now Town Administrator Deborah Eagan is the acting superintendent.

Eagan said that the preliminary interviews for a new superintendent have been completed and now the candidates will meet with the water commissioners. Additionally, the town has posted a job for a secondary operator for the water plant. Glen Smith, who had been the primary operator, recently left the department and Peter King assumed the position of primary operator, leaving his secondary operator position vacant.

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Local residents, husband and wife John and Janet Manning, are joining many of their friends, like the Lent and Cole families, this year in riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge and are hosting a benefit comedy night today at the 17 State Street Cafe in Newburyport. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the comedy starts at 7:30 p.m. Join the Mannings and a host of Rowley neighbors for a fun night watching the comedy of Larry Lee Lewis and Jerry Caruso. There will be door prizes and raffles and music by Mostly Young. Dinner is also available as well as a cash bar. Email manningPMC@gmail.com or call 978-821-6274 for tickets, which are $15 in advance or $20 at the door ($25 a couple).

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The Rowley Library is now offering passes for the Lowell Spinners summer games. Passes are available for each home game, which provide for up to six people to receive half-off the ticket price. Check the Spinners schedule online then call the library at 978-948-2850 to reserve the passes.

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The Council on Aging now has a new board member — Diana Titus of Newbury Road. The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved her appointment at its June 2 meeting.

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