Concerts on the Common Return

The ninth annual Concerts on the Common series returns on July 19th from 4-6 PM on the Common and will continue on each Sunday through August 23rd.

Bring a blanket or chair and refreshments to this wonderful family event that features local bands performing a variety of music.

The full schedule for the series is available here.

Council on Aging Newsletter

The Senior Scoop is the Council on Aging's Newsletter that is published monthly. The July 2015 and previous editions are available here.

Town Hall Building Committee

The Town Hall Building Committee is pleased to make available information concerning the schematic design phase of the project that was approved by Town Meeting in May. In addition, previous plans and reports are posted for informational purposes.

Please click here to access this material.

Water Quality Report

Attention Topsfield Water Department customers. Copies of our annual water quality report for 2014 are now available at the Town Hall, at the Public Works Building, or online at

Topsfield Cultural Council Community Input Survey

The Topsfield Cultural Council is conducting its triennial community input survey, which is designed to gather information from Topsfield citizens regarding the types of programs they would like to see funded. Surveys are available in the lobbies of the Topsfield Town Library and Town Hall, and should be submitted by July 31. Drop boxes for the surveys are available in both locations. Representatives of local organizations and all individuals are encouraged to offer their input.

The survey is also available via the link below. You are welcome to download it and follow the instructions on the survey for electronic submission.

The TCC is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Its goal is to serve a broad array of citizens in the Topsfield community and to award grants that appeal to families, students, and seniors. Guidelines for grant submissions are available on


Finance Committee Candidates

The Moderator invites citizens interested in serving on the Finance Committee to submit the Town Volunteer application available here and send it to the Moderator at Town Hall, 8 West Common Street, Topsfield, MA 01983. There are two positions open on the Finance Committee.

Fire Department Study Committee

Town Meeting authorized the Board of Selectmen to form a seven-member committee to study the service and fiscal implications of a 24/7 Fire Department. This committee will report its findings by November 1, 2015. Volunteers are needed to serve on the committee. Interested citizens should call the Office of the Board of Selectmen at 978-887-1500 or e-mail

Topsfield Public Schools Preschool Screenings

The Steward School's Integrated Preschool Program will be conducting Preschool Screenings during the month of May for children ages 3 to 5 years old who live in Topsfield. If you have any specific concerns with your child's development, you may contact Jenny Churchill, Special Education Services Coordinator, at the Steward School (978) 887-1538 x 401 or to discuss and/or schedule an appointment with the evaluation team.

Friends of the Library Newsletter

The Friends of the Library July-August Newsletter is now available with news of events and activities at the Library for all ages. Browse below to learn about the exciting programs that are planned for the month.

Full Schedule of Events for July and August

Mandatory Water Restriction

Outdoor water use is restricted to hand-held implements only before 9 AM and after 5 PM. The use of irrigation systems at any time is prohibited. The restrictions apply to public water customers and private well owners. Please visit for more information.

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, August 3
8:30 am : Rail Trail Committee Cancelled
Wednesday, August 5
9:00 am : Town Hall Building Committee
9:30 am : PAC Meeting
4:00 pm : Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control
Monday, August 10
7:30 pm : Board of Selectmen
Wednesday, August 12
7:30 am : Board of Water Commissioners
8:30 am : Board of Assessors
Friday, August 14
8:45 am : Board of Assessors Cancelled

Community Events

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