Hundreds of signatures were secured in the recall effort to replace Water Board Commissioner Tim Toomey. As of Friday, the signatures are with the town clerk for verification. The supporters of the recall were tasked with securing 1,200 signatures of registered Rowley voters to move the process forward. 

If enough signatures are verified, selectmen will be notified, and they will ask Toomey to step down. If he doesn’t resign in five days, a special election will be scheduled. 

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The Rowley Public Library has announced its next Rowley Reads book: “The Time Machine” by HG Wells. Rowley Reads encourages all residents to read the selected book and join in on the activities provided by the library around the book’s theme. Those who would like to help make these plans are invited to contact library director Pam Jacobson at 978-948-2850 or email director@rowleylibrary.org.

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During the month of November, artwork from Pine Grove School students is on display at the public library. Created in response to the annual Doodle 4 Google contest, the artwork answers the question, “What makes me … me?”

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The water department will continue to flush hydrants through Thursday.

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The All-Scout Paper Drive will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon behind the First Congregational Church at 175 Main St. Newspapers, books and magazines, as well as redeemable bottles and cans, will be accepted. Non-perishable items, such as diapers, paper towels and toilet paper, will also be collected for donation to the Rowley Food Pantry.

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The town is in need of five members to sit on a Cable Advisory Committee, with the goal of reviewing the town’s current cable offerings and package and deciding upon renewal or changes. Contact the Board of Selectmen’s office at 978-948-2372 for more information.

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The town has a new assistant town accountant, Ellen Petrillo, and a new assistant administrator, Natalie Lovett.

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Hatha Yoga classes continue to be offered on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7 at the Rowley Public Library (classes will not meet Nov. 11 or 25). Students are led through a series of stretches, strengthening and balancing postures, twists and inversions by certified yoga instructor Maura Mastrogiovanni. No registration is required, and all fitness levels are welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, cost is $12 or $10 for Friends members. Call 978-948-2850 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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