Town Hall Move

Town Hall Offices have moved to 461 Boston Street, Unit E-6 at the rear of the New England Business Park.

Summer Hours - May 26th - September 1st: Monday - Thursday, 8AM - 5PM. Closed on Friday.

Town Hall Public Forum

The Town Hall Building Committee held a Public Forum on June 13, 2017, Proctor School Cafeteria beginning at 7PM to provide an update on the progress of the Town Hall Historic Preservation and Renovation Project. The presentation of the Committee is available here. The Forum will not be broadcast live, but it will be available on Youtube starting on Wednesday.

Public Meeting Change of Date

The Public Hearing for a joint request from National Grid and Verizon to place a pole, wires and fixtures on Woodside Road has been rescheduled from 8:00 pm at the June 19, 2017 Board of Selectmen Meeting to 8:00 pm at the July 10, 2017 Board of Selectmen Meeting.

Friends Annual Meeting

Save the Date! Monday, June 19th The Friends of the Library will hold its annual open meeting at the Gould Barn on Monday, June 19th, at 6:30 P.M. Doors open at 6:00 for light refreshments. All Friends of the Library members are encouraged to attend and vote on our revised by-laws as well as our slate of officers. Click here to read By-laws. Please join us! This meeting is just prior to our author talk by Hallie Ephron, Nora Ephron's sister, who will review her newest book You'll Never Know, Dear, to be released June 6th. Please consider joining the board! We especially need a technology officer! Contact Susie Grant at or Susie Read at with questions.

Water Treatment Plant Public Meeting and Water Quality Report

The Board of Water Commissioners will hold a public meeting on June 15th at 7:00 PM at the Town Library to present information about the water treatment plant project and answer any questions residents may have about the project.  All are welcome to attend.

The Topsfield Water Department’s 2016 Water Quality Report is now available at the Water Department Office or online at

June 21, Longest Day Event to Benefit The Alzheimer's Association of MA/NH

To support the Alzheimer's Association of MA/NH, Rest.Stop.Ranch is offering an Open Garden Day at its wheelchair-accessible memorial garden, the MargFMac Front Garden Loop (0.1 mile), Wednesday, June 21, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The garden is located at 202 Haverhill Road in Topsfield, MA. For information: Call 978-887-4202 or visit Free-will and on-line donations at benefit the work of the Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH, and will be greatly appreciated.

June 20, 2017 Special Town Meeting Warrant

The warrant for the June 20, 2017 Special Town Meeting is available here.

Messages from Topsfield TRIAD

A loved one missing? How will you find him or her? Call the Topsfield Fire Department at 978-887-5148/3895 and ask them about SafetyNet Tracking Systems.

An Emergency at Your House! Fire Dept. Cannot Open The Door. "Having a Lock-Box will give the Fire Department a key to your house, so we can open your front door in an emergency. The Lock-Box is securely attached to your house and only the Fire Department has the code to open the box. If we do not have the key, we need to forcibly open the door to get to you”, said Captain Jen-Collins Brown, of the Topsfield Fire Department. Please call the Fire Department at 978-887-5148/3895 for more information about this important service. The Lock-Box and installation are free.

Composting Center

9 am - 1 pm Saturdays Only at Highway Department, 279 Boston Street. No weekday drop offs.

Season passes and one day tickets may be purchased at Selectmen's Office at Town Hall Offices, 461 Boston Street, Unit E-6 in Topsfield.

Season Pass - $75.00

One Day Ticket - $10.00

For more information, visit

Preschool Screenings at Steward School

The Steward Integrated Preschool conducts preschool screenings throughout the school year for Topsfield children ages 3 to 5.

Contact Jenny Churchill, Special Education Services Coordinator, at Steward School, 978-887-1538 x4401 or email to schedule an appointment if you have any concerns about the current development of your child.

Events and Friends at the Library

Visit the Library's website: for the latest events

Sign up for the Friends of the Topsfield Library Newsletter for all the coming events: and support our library by joining the Friends.

Friends Newsletter for June

Tri-Town Council Spring Newsetter

The Tri-Town Council Spring Newsletter is now available at:

Senior Scoop - Council on Aging Newsletter

The May 2017 edition of the Council on Aging's Newsletter, Senior Scoop, and previous editions are available here.

Operation Concern

Operation Concern is a service provided to Topsfield senior citizens and disabled residents, in conjunction with the Topsfield Police Department, Topsfield TRIAD and the Topsfield Council on Aging. It is totally voluntary. The purpose of the program is to give seniors and disabled residents a means of checking in to the Police Department on a daily basis to tell them that they are ok.

Please click here to get more information and the form.

Cable TV Announcements

Topsfield Cable TV accepts announcements for its Community Bulletin Board. Please submit text announcements of fewer than 600 characters for best results. Alternatively, send a pre-formatted image that will show exactly as-is when aired. The image file must be 720x540 pixels and in .jpg or .ppt format. Please e-mail announcements to Tuesday-Friday before 5 PM for immediate posting.

Town Calendar

Monday, June 26
8:30 am : Essex Regional Retirement System
Tuesday, June 27
8:00 pm : Zoning Board of Appeals Cancelled
Wednesday, June 28
7:00 pm : Conservation Commission

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