Rowley Group LLC, the investment firm interested in building a $60 million horse racing track in Rowley, will present the details of its proposal at the Board of Selectmen meeting today beginning at 7:15 p.m. at Town Hall.

The group, led by managing member John Grossi, the former Latitude Sports Clubs owner and a resident of Amesbury, said the racetrack would be built between Rowley Country Club and the Rowley police station on a 284-acre plot.

Grossi explained in a previous interview with The Daily News that the group is looking to obtain rights to simulcast and take bets for races at other tracks.

“This is a great thing for the community, a great thing for thoroughbred racing,” Grossi said in that interview.


Don’t miss the Pine Grove School grand reopening celebration on Oct. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the school at 191 Main St.

Students, residents and the community alike are invited to attend for tours, a ribbon cutting and more, and see the changes in this $40 million renovation of the school, which began in June 2018.

The updated school boasts a redesigned entryway with safety as its main focus, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a new roof, a renovated all-purpose room with a new stage and sound system, and updated classrooms that include interactive white boards and in the smaller teaching rooms, flat screen, interactive TV panels.


To note, construction will begin Oct. 24 on Central Street and Leslie Road and take two to three weeks.


The Rowley Book Club will discuss “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones at its next meeting Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Rowley Public Library.


Are you looking to help out in the community? Need volunteer hours for a school club or church? Head to the volunteer fair at Rowley Public Library on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon to learn about the multitude of opportunities that exist in town.

Nonprofit organizations interested in having a table are invited to call the library at 978-948-2850 for more information.


Triton Superintendent Brian Forget is looking for feedback about changing graduation night from a Saturday to Friday night.

Parents and students are invited to complete the survey and give their opinion at:


Children’s programs at the library begin this week and run through Nov. 11, and include Lego Club, Mindful Toddlers, Tiny Tots and Family Story Hour. Visit for details.

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

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