Bike Topsfield 2015 - A Community Bike Ride & Safety Event

Join the Topsfield Educational Foundation along with the Topsfield RailTrail Committee and Bradley Palmer State Park for a community bike ride on April 25th from 9-11am at Bradley Palmer State Park. The first 100 registered receive a Bike Topsfield T-shirt. Come celebrate spring with fun and games. And, don't forget to participate in the "Best Decorated Helmet" contest! To register and for more information please visit

Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday March 28, 2015 the Friends of the Topsfield Library will be hosting an Easter egg hunt at Steward School from 9:30 - 11 am. The Easter bunny will be available for photos. The hunt will take place rain or shine because it will be INDOORS.

For any further information you may contact Dawn Soriano or Patty Walsh.

Generation Like

The Tri-Town Council will offer a special presentation of Frontline's "Generation Like" followed by a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 31, 7-9 PM in the Masco auditorium. The event is free, but advanced registration is required. To register, visit the Tri-Town Council website or call 978-887-6512.

Friends of the Library March Newsletter

The Friends of the Library March 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 March

Tri-Town Council Evening with a Mentalist

On Friday, March 27th at 7 PM at the Emerson Center, the Tri-Town Council presents Richard Pierce Mentalist. Tickets: $10 (adults), $5 (students), Maximum of $30 for a family. All proceeds benefit the Youth Construction Retreat. RSVP suggested. Please visit the Tri-Town Council website or call 978-887-6512.

Further Information

Important Notice - Event postponed until March 28th "So you want to plant a tree....."

The Tree Planning Committee will hold a workshop on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9-11:30 AM at the Proctor School Library. This two hour workshop with presentations by Paul Harder of the Tree Planning Committee, Nick DiBenedetto of ND Landscape, Inc. and Vicki Raffle of GrassmasterPlus, Inc. will help you maximize your tree planting experience.

Free and open to the public. Registration required to reserve your spot. Please contact the Conservation Office at or 978-887-1510.

Further Information

Fire Department Advisory

Help us help you, please clear your house numbers and any hydrants nearby. We are trying, but it takes a village.

Meals-On-Wheels Drivers Needed

The Council on Aging is soliciting volunteer drivers to deliver Meals-on-Wheels. Stipends are offered to cover expenses. Please contact the Council on Aging, 978-887-1542 if you are interested.

Mosquito Control No-Spray Notices

According to the MA 333 CMR13.03, paragraphs 1b and 1c, all requests for mosquito spray exclusion must be delivered to the Town Clerk's office via certified mail by March 1, 2015.

The Mosquito Spray Exclusion Request Template may be found on the Board of Health Mosquito page, or in a folder on the Board of Health Office door.

Masco Open Gym Nights

Masco Middle and High School students are invited to the first Open Gym Night in the Masco Field House on February 7, 7-9:30 PM. Open Gym is free. Just bring your Masconomet School ID and a water bottle!

Future Open Gym Nights will be held on February 28 and March 7 and 28.

Sponsored by the Tri-Town Council. Please call 978-887-6512 with questions.

Further Information

Town Census and Dog Licenses

Town Census and Dog License Applications have been mailed! Please return to the Clerk's office as soon as possible for processing. Should you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk's office at 1-978-887-1505.

Volunteer Opportunity at the Library

The Friends are seeking a volunteer to oversee the Drop In Club for 4th through 6th graders. The program meets every Monday from 3:15 to 4:00 PM, except on holidays or when school is not in session. Responsibilities include overseeing snack time while the children do their homework. Please email Jane Johnson at if you are interested in this position. If multiple parties are interested, a rotating schedule can be accommodated.


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

Further Information

2015 Town Election

Nomination Papers will be available at the Town Clerk's office beginning Monday, February 2, 2015 for the 2015 Town Election.

Please click on the link below to see available positions.

Positions to be elected

Important Notice to Taxpayers

THIRD QUARTER REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX BILLS have been mailed and will be due February 2, 2015.

There will be 4 mailings this year, one for each quarter.

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.

Topsfield Education Foundation Seeks Board Member

The Topsfield Education Foundation seeks a new board member to fill the position of secretary. All community members are welcome! The board meets quarterly, so the time commitment is minimal. Please contact Kimberly Johnston at if interested.

Senior Scoop On-Line

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

Town Calendar

Monday, March 30
8:30 am : Essex Regional Retirement System
5:15 pm : Board of Selectmen - Working Session
7:00 pm : Finance Committee
7:00 pm : Board of Selectmen/Finance Comm. Working Session
Tuesday, March 31
7:30 pm : Library Board of Trustees
7:30 pm : Fluoride Committee
Wednesday, April 1
9:00 am : Town Hall Building Committee
6:00 pm : Masconomet Regional Dist. - Communications SubComm
7:00 pm : Masco Regional School Dist.-Special School Comm.
Thursday, April 2
7:30 pm : Elementary School Committee
Monday, April 6
7:30 pm : Board of Selectmen
Tuesday, April 7
8:00 pm : Planning Board Cancelled
Wednesday, April 8
7:30 am : Board of Water Commissioners
9:00 am : Town Hall Building Committee
7:00 pm : Conservation Commission
Thursday, April 9
10:00 am : Essex Regional Retirement System
Friday, April 10
8:45 am : Board of Assessors

Recycling Calendar

Wednesday, April 1
7:00 am : Zone 1 | Details
Thursday, April 2
7:00 am : Zone 2 | Details
Friday, April 3
7:00 am : Zone 3 | Details

Community Events

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