Flu Clinic

The Topsfield Board of Health will be offering a no-cost Flu Vaccine Clinic on Thursday, October 22, from 1-4 pm at the Emerson Center, 9 East Common Street, Topsfield. Please bring your insurance card.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day - Saturday, November 14

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held on Saturday, November 14 in the Masconomet Regional High School parking lot from 9 AM to 1 PM. This annual event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Topsfield-Boxford-Middleton. Please consult Further Information below for what materials will be accepted

Further Information

Board of Assessors Public Notice

The Board of Assessors has received notification of preliminary certification approval from the Department of Revenue of Fiscal 2016 assessed value for all properties in Topsfield. Values have been adjusted in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws to reflect full and fair market value as of January 1, 2015.

To learn how you may ascertain your new proposed property value please visit "Further Information" below.

Further Information

2015 Proctor School Walk-A-Thon

The Topsfield Playground Committee will sponsor the 2015 Walk-a-thon at Proctor School on Tuesday, October 20th, 11:30 AM-12:50 PM as its only fund-raiser of the year. You can pledge to support a student, donate directly, or volunteer to help with the event.

Read all the details about the Proctor Walk-a-thon here.

2015 Steward School Walk-A-Thon

The Topsfield Playground Committee will sponsor the 2015 Walk-a-thon at Steward School on Tuesday, October 13th, 9:45-11:30 AM as its only fund-raiser of the year. You can pledge to support a student, donate directly, or volunteer to help with the event.

Read all the details about the Steward Walk-a-thon here.

Topsfield Household Metal/White Goods Collection

In addition to the weekly refuse pick-up, there will be a special Household Metals and White Goods pick-up on Wednesday, October 21, Thursday, October 22, and Friday, October 23, 2015. This is a free collection; items must be curbside by 7AM the same day your trash is picked up. No trash stickers are required.

Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners containing Freon need to be registered with the Board of Selectmen prior to the pick up date. Please call (978) 887-1500, extension 100 and leave your name, address and type of item you have.

Further Information

Crop Walk

Help the fight against hunger. Get sponsored for the Crop Walk in Topsfield, Sunday, October 25, 1PM. Enjoy a pleasant 3-mile walk with snack stops. Bring the kids and bring your pets! Walk to support the Crop Walk organization and local food pantries. For more information and to register, visit www.cropwalk.org.

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.

Cub Scout Pack 81 Recruitment

Topsfield's Cub Scout Pack 81 invites all interested boys in grades 1-5 to come to our annual kick-off and recruitment cook out on Friday, September 11th, 2015 at Endicott Park from 5-7:30pm where there will be food and fun for the whole family. We will also have a fall calendar available for you to see upcoming events that are planned for the Pack.

If you are interested in attending or would like additional information, please contact Dolly McIlvaine at mciltopsfield@comcast.net so that we can plan accordingly. There will also be information and sign up opportunities to join our Scout Pack during Parent Seminar nights at both Proctor and Steward School in September.

Scouting provides boys with life changing experiences that build confidence and leadership skills to create a solid foundation for life. Your adventure is waiting!

Council on Aging Newsletter

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

English Commons at Topsfield - Open Enrollment Period

Applications for placement on the Priority Wait List to purchase a residence at English Commons at Topsfield (12 Boston Street, Topsfield) will be accepted from September 15, 2015 to October 31, 2015. To request an application, please call 978-887-3888 or write to the Property Manager, Mark O'Hara, English Commons Condominium Association, Inc., c/o C.P. Berry Homes, 4460 Boston Street, Suite 5, Topsfield, MA 01983.

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 jchurchill@topsfieldps.org to discuss and/or schedule an appointment with the evaluation team.

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.

Friends of the Library Newsletter

The Friends of the Library October 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 October

Voluntary Water Restriction

The mandatory water ban has replaced by a Voluntary Outdoor Water Use Restriction effective October 1, 2015 due to low Ipswich River stream flow. All town residents and businesses are asked to curtail nonessential outdoor water use between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. each day. Please visit www.topsfieldpublicworks.org/water/water-resources-management/water-restrictions for more information.

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 www.topsfieldpublicworks.org.

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 http://www.mass-culture.org/Topsfield#.


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 cbb@topsfieldcable.com Tuesday-Friday before 5 PM for immediate posting.