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Georgetown




AROUND TOWN

Town government: Georgetown has an open town meeting form of government with three selectmen: Lawrence Brennan, Matthew Vincent and Richard Clough. Town Administrator Steve Delaney. Selectmen's office, 978-352-5755, open Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Friday.

Green space: American Legion Park at Pentucket Pond, off Prospect Street; Penn Brook School playground, Elm Street; Camp Denison, Nelson Street; Lafkin Brook, off West Street or Andover Street. Georgetown-Rowley State Forest, at the end of Pingree Farm Road; Georgetown Club and Golf Course, 258 Andover St.

To register a car, license a dog, etc.: Town Clerk Janice M. McGrane, 978-352-5711. Open Monday, Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Friday.

Voting: Town election is the second Monday each May. Citizens may register to vote in the town clerk's office. Assistant Tax Collector Elaine Hatch, 978-352-5770. Tax rate for 2006 is $9.18 per $1,000 valuation, paid quarterly.

Library: Georgetown Public Library, 5 Elm St., 978-352-5728. Director Ruth Eifert. Monday and Wednesday, 2 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Thursday. Closed Saturday during summer.

In emergencies: Dial 911.

Police Department, 47 Central St., 978-352-5700. Police Chief James Mulligan has a full-time staff and several reserves.

Fire Department: Georgetown has a municipal fire department comprised of two privately owned fire companies, Erie 4 Fire Association at 474 North St., 978-352-5766; and Central Fire Company, Central Street, 978-352-5757. Fire Chief Michael Anderson.

To report a pothole: John W. Moultrie, highway surveyor, 978-352-5704.

Clubs and organizations: American Legion Post 211. Georgetown Fish & Game Association Inc., Lake Street, 978-352-9831. Georgetown Athletic Association, Chris Hopkins, 978-745-0005. The Georgetown Theater Workshop, 22 Pleasant St., Sue Clohecy, 978-352-6367. Georgetown Women's Club, First Congregational Church, Andover Street. Jaycees, Joseph Moran, president, 978-352-8471.

Kiwanis, President Matt Maglio; contact Secretary Earl Johnston, 978-352-6025. The club meets Wednesday,7 p.m.

Knights of Columbus, 87 E. Main St., Thomas Parisi, 978-352-8880. VFW Post 7608, 435 Andover St., Manager Frank Harper, 978-352-8610.

For senior citizens: Council On Aging, Director Elizabeth Pettis, 978-352-5726. The eight-member council meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at noon, at the Senior Center at First Congregational Church, Andover Street. The Senior Activity Center is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for activities and lunch.

SCHOOLS

Public: Superintendent Larry S. Borin, 978-352-5777. Middle High School, 11 Winter Street, grades six through 12, Principal Peter Lucia, 978-352-5790.

Penn Brook Elementary School, 68 Elm St., grades two through five, 978-352-5785, Principal Linda Arsenault. Perley Elementary School, 51 North St., kindergarten and first grade, 978-352-5780, Principal Janet Arndt.

CHURCHES

Baptist: New Life Community Church, 186 E. Main St., 978-352-6771. Pastor James McLaughlin. Sunday 9:30 a.m., small groups, children and adults. Sunday worship service, 10:45 a.m. Affinity-based small groups all week. July & August, Sunday service, 10 a.m.

Catholic: St. Mary Church, 94 Andover St., 978-352-2024. the Rev. James M. Carroll, pastor. Sunday services 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Saturday, 4:30 p.m.; holidays as announced. Saturday confession, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

Congregational: Byfield Parish Church, 132 Jackman St., 978-352-2022 or 978-352-2863. Pastor William Boylan and Associate Pastor Bradford Zinnecker. Summer Sunday service, 9 a.m. Winter and fall services, 9 and 10:45 a.m. Small groups meet weekly. byfieldparish.org

First Congregational Church, 7 Andover St., 978-352-8443. Pastor Eric M. Marean. Sunday service, 10:30 a.m.; childcare provided.

Latter Day Saints: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Jewett Street, 978-352-8156. Bishop Brian Donahue, 978-352-2776. Sunday Sacrament, 9 a.m. Relief Society Enrichment, first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Young men and young women's program, Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Methodist: Community United Methodist, 6 Central St., Byfield, 978-465-5946. Pastor Rev. Edward Bove. Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m., followed by fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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