Efforts by Rowley residents to keep their Post Office may’ve paid off. The building was closed down in May when a leaky roof caused toxic mold to grow in the facility. Post Office officials had considered discontinuing the Post Office in Rowley completely instead using locked mailboxes.
Two hundred of the more then 300 postal customers in Rowley presented a petition asking that the office not be closed. Then in June, Jim Grover, a retired farmer, bought the building and claimed he would make the necessary renovations. Those plans were approved by the Post Office last week. The repairs are slated to be done by the end of October. The Postal Service still has to inspect the facility before they approve a continuation of the lease in Rowley.