NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

January 14, 2013

A fresh start for Rowley Town Hall

Rowley Town Notebook
Michelle Pelletier Marshall

---- — Rowley Town Hall is getting a face-lift. You may have noticed the large cranes and workers at the Main Street building that houses the town offices.

The project, which is costing a little more than $160,000, will see the cupola repaired by Meadows Construction for $97,000 and the second-floor custom windows in the auditorium replaced for $65,000. The cost is being covered by the Community Preservation Act fund.

Town Administrator Deborah Eagan said the project, which was approved at town meeting, is expected to be completed within 120 days.

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While local kids are wishing for snow days, the Rowley Youth Baseball & Softball League is looking ahead to a springtime of green fields and has opened registration for the upcoming season.

The program, which runs from April 20 through June 22, is open to girls in grades 3 to 8 for softball and boys and girls ages 5 to 12 as of April 30 for baseball.

Registration can be done online at www.rowleyyouthbaseball.com or during registration night at Sal’s Pizza/White Farms Ice Cream in Ipswich on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. A percentage of sales from food orders that evening will be donated back to RYBS by the business’ owners, Pine Grove School parents Rob and Jill Bouley.

The cost for baseball/softball registration is $100 for the first family member and $75 for each additional member. Registrations received after Jan. 31 will be charged a $25 late fee.

Contact Steven Berardino at 978-697-3093 or sberardi@amgen.com for more information.

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Triton Middle School’s Mathematics Team recently was the high-scoring team at a competition in Amesbury against local middle schools in the Intermediate Math League of Eastern Massachsetts.

The results were: Triton, 102 points; Amesbury, 70 points; Hampstead, N.H., 56 points; Pentucket, 56 points; Newburyport A, 56 points; and Newburyport B, 46 points.

The top scorer for Triton was seventh-grader Austen Ross with 12 points. Close behind were eighth-graders Wyatt Boyce, Taylor Gigandet, Peter Jankowski and Michael Velardocchia and seventh-grader Ryan Farrell, all with 10 points.

The team, which is coached by Mark Wilson, Diane Berky and Amy Richardson, has 40 members who participate every week.

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Parker River Community Preschool at 181 Main St. is holding an open house on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. Visitors are invited to tour the newly renovated classrooms and studio space and meet with the instructors to learn more about the hands-on, child-centered curriculum.

Contact the preschool’s program director Jen Shaw-Rita at 978-948-2343 or jen@parkerrivercommunitypreschool.com for more information.

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