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.

Presentation "Beyond Immigration Policy: Religion, Race, Culture, Economy"

Emerson Center 4/8/17; 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Featuring speakers Raheel Raza, Emon Lasheen and Tom Warren

Sponsored by Congregational Church of Topsfield

Town Hall Move

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

Events at the Library

Open on Sundays! For the 4th year, the Topsfield Town Library will be open on Sundays from 2 - 5pm during February and March! Sunday hours are funded by the State Aid to Public Libraries program.

The League of Women Voters will be sponsoring Anya Suslova from the Woods Hole Research Center to give a presentation on Climate Change north of the Artic Circle at the Library on March 29 at 7:30 PM.

For complete information about adult and children's events at the Library, please see the Friends Newsletter below. For more information about events at the Topsfield Town Library, please email Rebecca Crockett.

Friends Newsletter for March

Friends of the Library Membership Drive

The annual Friends of the Topsfield Library membership drive is under way! The Friends are committed to the mission of the Library and provide critical support for many programs and activities. To learn more about the Friends, click here.

It is easy to join by mail, in person, or on-line. The membership form is available here.

Further Information

Tri-Town Council Open Gym Nights for Masco Middle and High School Youth

Saturday, March 11 and 25

7-9 PM Masco Field House Free

Open Gym

Six Free Tickets to New England Philharmonic available at Library

First come, first served. Pick up at Circulation Desk

A Fanfare and Fireworks: Date: April 29, 2017 Time: 8 PM Venue: Tsai Performance Center at Boston University

Ticket Information

Clerk's Office Announces Positions on Boards and Commissions

Nomination papers will be available Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

The Town Election will be held on May 4, 2017. All terms are three years unless noted.

All are for one position unless otherwise noted.

Papers may be taken out for the following positions:

Board of Assessors

Board of Selectmen (2)

Commissioner of Trust Funds


Housing Authority (2) one one year and one four year

Library Trustee (2)

Masconomet Regional School Committee Member

Moderator - One year term

Park and Cemetery Commissioner

Planning Board (2)

Road Commissioner

Topsfield Elementary School Committee (2)

Water Commissioner

Town Meeting

Town Meeting will be held May 2, 2017.

Comcast & Verizon Cable Contract Renewal

The Town of Topsfield is negotiating renewal cable television licenses with Comcast & Verizon per the federal cable act & Massachusetts state cable statute. The selectmen held one public hearing on 11/21/16 and have continued it to a future meeting (TBD). The public may attend hearings and submit comments regarding the town's cable-related community needs. Written feedback may be sent to the Selectmen's Office:

Full Information

Tri-Town Council Newsletter

The winter edition of the Tri-Town Council's Coalition newsletter is now available. Please click on the link below to read the most recent news.


Topsfield TRIAD programs

Have you taken advantage of these TRIAD Programs?

  • 911 Disability Indicator Form: If an emergency, it will help the Police.
  • House Numbers: Its the law in MA to have them.
  • Scams: Do not let yourself be scammed.
  • Clutter: Too much and First Responders may not be able to reach you.

Further Information

Senior Scoop - Council on Aging Newsletter

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

COA April Calendar

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, March 27
8:30 am : Essex Regional Retirement System
10:15 am : TRIAD
7:00 pm : Finance Committee
7:30 pm : Board of Selectmen
Tuesday, March 28
8:30 am : Board of Assessors
7:30 pm : Planning Board
8:00 pm : Zoning Board of Appeals Cancelled
Wednesday, March 29
2:00 pm : CREST - Personnel Committee
5:15 pm : Elementary School Committee
7:00 pm : Finance Committee
Thursday, March 30
8:00 pm : Rail Trail Committee
Tuesday, April 4
7:30 pm : Planning Board
Wednesday, April 5
1:00 pm : Essex Regional Retirement System-Advisory Council

Recycling Calendar

Wednesday, March 29
7:00 am : Recycling
Thursday, March 30
7:00 am : Recycling
Friday, March 31
7:00 am : Recycling

Community Events

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