Beginning Tuesday, the Rowley Water Department will start its fall flushing program in town, starting with the fire hydrants on all dead-end streets.

Flushing will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight Thursday in various neighborhoods and may result in some discoloration to the water in resident’s homes, which should clear within a day or so, according to the Water Department.

Customers are advised to wait until the water is clear before doing laundry to avoid permanent staining of clothing. For questions, please call 978-948-2640.

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The public meeting to present more information on the proposed horse racing track in Rowley will take place tonight at 7 p.m. in the all-purpose room at Pine Grove School. 

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There are so many books to share! That’s why the Rowley Public Library is holding its first fall book sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stock up on great books for those long winter nights.

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Halloween trick or treating hours in Rowley will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.

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During the month of October, the work of local artist Maureen Desisto will be on display at the Rowley Public Library. The work of Desisto, an acrylic landscape painter whose themes include the New England landscape and everyday life, highlights nostalgic scenes such as carousels, antique cars, old mill buildings, lighthouses and farms.

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Pine Grove students had the chance to work with amazing hero artist Rob Surette in creating a mosaic made of Legos that will be unveiled on Nov. 1. Jen Dubis, the school’s art specialist, organized the project so that the students would get the chance to work side by side with this famous artist who is known for speed-painting 6-foot paintings and motivational messages accompanied by video screens, theatrical lights and body-encompassing, painting-splattering techniques.

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The Rowley Public Library will host its Volunteer Fair on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at the library at 141 Main St. Learn more about opportunities for all ages that will satisfy community service hours or church or school requirements.

Members or Rowley municipal offices and nonprofit organizations will be on hand to provide details. Nonprofit organizations interested in securing a table can call 978-948-2850 for more info.

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The Triton student council is looking for another parent member from Rowley. Meetings take place on Wednesday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. at the high school. Interested parents should email Principal Patrick Kelley at Patrick.Kelley@tritonschools.org.

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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