Been out in the Rowley River lately? You may have noticed the polished-looking Rowley harbor patrol boat, and the employees of the Harbormaster Department are to thank, Rowley Harbormaster Bill DiMento explained at a Board of Selectmen meeting last month.

DiMento noted that the department spent $3,000 for the 21-foot Boston Whaler, adding an additional $18,000 for a new motor and $3,000 for a trailer, but department employees restored and equipped the 44-year-old boat themselves, saving thousands of dollars for the town.

Selectmen were very complimentary and commended the department — Assistant Fred Hardy, Deputy Dave Kent, Assistant Frank Price and Assistant Harbormaster Jenna DiMento (and DiMento) – for their team effort.

Bill Dimento said this new boat would be used for rescue work since it allows them to get out in low and high tides, and is equipped with infrared cameras. The department’s old boat will still be used to do the markings.


Rowley Public Library’s summer reading program for children will come to a close Thursday with an ice cream party to be held at the library from 2 to 3 p.m. All ages are welcome.

If you’re participating in the adult summer reading program at the library, don’t stop reading yet – that program doesn’t end until Aug. 31.


Tim Morris, who has been the outreach coordinator at the Council on Aging for just over six months, invites seniors to visit him at the center and chat about what’s going on in their lives.

“It has been my dream job as I enjoy working with the staff and the many wonderful seniors connected to the center as well as the trips, activities and services offered to the community,” he said in the council newsletter. “I have come to learn something new about the job and town every day.”


Game time fun abounds at Rowley Public Library this month.

On Saturday, two Dungeons & Dragons games will be offered: one from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and one from 1 to 3 p.m. Both games will be lead by Dungeon Master Alex Keevan, with the first focused on roleplaying and character building, and the second with emphasis on combative, battle-driven adventures.

While no experience is necessary to play, the games are best for ages 10 and up.

Then on Aug. 24, Magic the Gathering trading card games will commence from noon to 3 p.m. at the library under the direction of Masters Michael J. Geary and Josh Brown.

Geary is ranked No. 1 in the military and Brown has been playing the game since it came into existence. The two have tips and instructions to offer to newcomers and experienced players. Attendees can learn, watch, play or trade.

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