Sho'nuf!!! Southern Barbecue - August 9

Join the Topsfield American Legion Post 255 and your friends and neighbors at a traditional southern barbecue on August 9, 3-7 PM at the Topsfield Fairgrounds. Fun for all with great food and music by the popular Bluegrass group, E.C & the Moonshiners, sponsored by the Institution for Savings.

All proceeds donated to Windrush Farm's therapeutic riding program for veterans and Honor Flight.

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Produce for the Pantry

Calling all backyard gardeners!

If you have extra produce from your garden, please share it with the Topsfield Food Pantry. Healthy fresh vegetables are a welcome supplement to the canned and boxed food ordinarily available.

Vegetable Drop-Off Baskets are located at the Emerson Center of the Congregational Church, 9 East Common Street, at Trinity Church, 124 River Road, and in the Council on Aging Office at Town Hall.

Vegetables are collected throughout the week and are delivered to the Food Pantry on Friday afternoon after 2 PM. For further information, call the Congregational Church Office at 978-887-2101 or the Council on Aging at 978-887-1523.

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Important Taxpayer Notice


Bills may be mailed to the lock box at the Century Bank or paid in person at the Treasurer/Collector's office. Also, there is a mail slot to the left of the front door at Town Hall.

Pay on-line here.

Concerts on the Common Return

Concerts on the Common return for the eighth season July 6 through August 24th on Sundays from 4-6 PM. Grupo Fantasia leads off the series on July 6. Throughout the season, a wide variety of local bands performing many different kinds of music make Concerts on the Common a wonderful family event.


Mandatory Water Ban

Ipswich River stream flow is very low and has reached a point requiring a mandatory outdoor water use restriction. The restriction starts today and will be in effect until further notice and applies to public water customers and private well users. Outdoor water use is limited to hand-held hoses or buckets used before 9 AM or after 5 PM each day. The use of irrigation systems or sprinklers is prohibited.

Please view the notice below or visit our website for more information. Please call the Water Department at (978)887-1517 or email if you have questions.


Regional Emergency Communications Center Switchover June 17th

Topsfield will be switching over to the Regional Emergency Communications Center on June 17th. For emergency calls, dial "911" as usual. Please direct all non-emergency calls to the Police Department's official business line that remains as 978-887-6533.

Water Quality Report Available

Attention Topsfield Water Department customers. Copies of our annual water quality report for 2013 are now available at the Town Hall, at the Public Works Building, or on the web at

Senior Scoop On-Line

The August edition of the Senior Scoop is available here with the Council on Aging's Calendar of Events for June and information about upcoming programs.


The Town of Topsfield has partnered with Greenscapes to spread the word about reducing stormwater pollution. For more information about "Keeping Water Clean," please visit or Greenscapes: Reducing Stormwater Runoff.

Watch the Stormwater Rubber Duckies! Video on Vimeo - Stormwater Problems

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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.

Recycling Calendar

Wednesday, August 20
7:00 am : Zone 1 | Details
Thursday, August 21
7:00 am : Zone 2 | Details
Friday, August 22
7:00 am : Zone 3 | Details

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