Several town roads are in line for a new coat of pavement.

The town recently awarded the paving contract to BitCon Corporation of Topsfield, the low bidder coming in at $342,409.70.

The roads to be paved include Glen Street to Route 1 to the Newbury town line, Ocean Avenue to Railroad Avenue to Warehouse Lane to Route 1A to the marina, Pleasant Street to Main Street to Cross Street and from 238 Boxford Road to the Boxford town line.

Scott Leavitt of the highway department said paving will begin Monday, Oct. 3, weather permitting, and is expected to be completed within a month. Notices regarding the progress of the paving will be placed on the town's website at www.townofrowley.org.

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The farmers market on the town common has been extended through Oct. 23. The popular Sunday market is open Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. George Pacenka of the town's agricultural commission said the extra days will allow farmers and residents more time to sell their fall harvests of squash, pumpkins and more.

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The Board of Trustees of the Rowley Public Library will be at the library tomorrow at 10 a.m. for the dedication of several items recently donated to the library. The donations were made in memory of Jeanne Grover, Sheila Hampe, Daisy Marshall and Natalie Jewett Bruce. The items will be added to the permanent library collection. The public is invited to attend. Reservations are requested by calling the library at 978-948-2850.

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Salisbury artist Bill Duke will teach Rowley Council on Aging members how to paint a watercolor portrait titled "Wild Garden" tomorrow from 9 a.m. to noon at the senior center. The class costs $20; registration is required. Call the Council on Aging at 978-948-7637.

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The Triton Music Parents Organization will sponsor a recycling day for electronics and appliances on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, in the parking lot of Triton Regional High School in Byfield. Fees range from $10 for items like VCRs, fax machines, printers and computers and monitors, to $15 for refrigerators, dryers, stoves, air conditioners and $20 to $30 for any size television. The event is a fundraiser to support the Triton arts program. The goal is to collect 500 items.

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The Rowley TRIAD and Council on Aging are hosting a talk titled "Teens Today: Current Issues Facing Your Adolescent Grandchild" on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Rowley Public Library. Call the Council on Aging at 978-948-7637 for more information.

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Michelle Pelletier Marshall reports on the town of Rowley for The Daily News. She can be reached at marshallsinmass@comcast.net.

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