The Region's Largest Weekly Distribution Celebrate the Season with... The Town Common You'll "flip" over the digital edition at TheTownCommon.com Providers You Know & Trust… www.CoastalMedical.com Newburyport, MA • 978-465-0635 AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL GENERAL CONTRACTORS L.L.C. Consultation to Project Completion . Carpentry . Masonry . Landscaping . Roofing . Basements . Water Entry . All Phases of Construction . Commercial/Residential . All Maintenance Work . OVER 25 YEARS of All Types of Restorations . Free Initial Consultation . Project Management “In the Field” Experience PROPERTY MANAGEMENT/CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION All Types of Property Repairs Vincent A. Iafrate, G.C. (617)835-3550 AMERICAN PRST STD. U.S. POSTAGE PAID NEWBURYPORT, MA PERMIT NO. 51 ____________ LARGEST DISTRIBUTION ACROSS THE NORTH SHORE OF MA & COASTAL NH www.thetowncommon.com November 29 - December 5, 2017 Vol. 14, No. 05 FREE In a Place You Call Home AJH_CMA_FtPg_09.17.indd 1 Rowley Veterans Association Focuses on Vets, Youth From left, Steve Morris, Alyssa Cayer and Michele Moon. NEWBURY – Triton Regional High School golf team coach Rich Dube may have been the second happiest person last month when the town of Newbury approved Eric Sorenson’s new driving range on Scotland Road. “It worked out great,” said Dube, who has coached the Vikings’ golf team for the last 12 years. “It is good for the team, and it is good for the community. This will introduce a whole new generation to golf.” Sorenson, a PGA certified teaching professional, made Triton, and particularly its golf team, a major part of his pitch to have the Board of Selectmen and Planning Board approve his proposal to build the Newbury By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– ROWLEY – With a new sponsors and individuals to fund manager and new board of four college scholarships for directors, the Rowley Veterans graduates of Georgetown High Association is charting a new School, Ipswich High School, course that supports military Newburyport High School veterans, solicits toys for children and Triton High School. The at the holidays and provides scholarship program, now in its scholarships for graduates of four third year, is named for longtime area high schools. club manager, Charles E. Hardy, Steve Morris of Ipswich agreed an Army veteran who served in to head the new seven-member the 82nd Airborne Division. board because “I have seen what Before his death in 2014, Hardy this organization can do,” he said. worked to create the scholarship He and other board members “and give back to the community promised that the RVA would by providing funding to local do all it can to help veterans students who are pursuing further and others in the greater Rowley education,” Morris wrote in a community. letter to prospective donors. The organization’s top Contributions can be made by Photo by Stewart Lytle priority is to raise $2,000 from Continued on page 3 Driving Range Will Bring Golf to New Generation Golf Center and Ice Cream. He promised the golf team could practice at the center for free during the season. The Reading native also promised to give clinics for the team at Triton and other area schools. And next year, he is planning to erect a “teaching building” in which he will install TrackMan, the state-of-the-art teaching tool, which collects 26 datapoints that measure and evaluate a golfer’s swings. “I enjoy teaching,” Sorenson said. “I love to watch people progress in their skills, especially juniors.” The golf and ice cream center at 131, 133-151 Scotland Rd., which was approved unanimously By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– The Triton Golf Team by the Board of Selectmen, will start construction as soon as the ground thaws, Sorenson said. He hopes opening day for the 9/20/17 9:42 AM Photo provided by Rich Dube 27-acre golf center will be in late May or June. “The community came out Continued on page 3 POSTAL CUSTOMER Groveland Historical Society Holding Festival of Trees Photo provided by Claire Walsh, President Groveland Historical Society The Groveland Historical Society is holding Groveland’s first Festival of Trees this year at historic Washington Hall, 101 Washington St., Groveland, now until December 2. The hours for this event will be 1-8 p.m. every day. Trees and wreaths, both live and artificial will be decorated with themes and will be raffled off to winners on closing day December 2. Admission costs $5, children younger than 5 are free. Raffle tickets will be on sale during opening hours at Washington Hall.