Town Hall Move

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

Summer Hours - May 26th - September 1st: Monday - Thursday, 8AM - 5PM. Closed on Friday.

Friends Annual Meeting

Save the Date! Monday, June 19th The Friends of the Library will hold its annual open meeting at the Gould Barn on Monday, June 19th, at 6:30 P.M. Doors open at 6:00 for light refreshments. All Friends of the Library members are encouraged to attend and vote on our revised by-laws as well as our slate of officers. Click here to read By-laws. Please join us! This meeting is just prior to our author talk by Hallie Ephron, Nora Ephron's sister, who will review her newest book You'll Never Know, Dear, to be released June 6th. Please consider joining the board! We especially need a technology officer! Contact Susie Grant at or Susie Read at with questions.

Donations Now Being Accepted

We are now accepting donations for the Friends of the Library Book and Media Sale, which will begin on Wednesday, June 7th and run through Saturday, June 10th. Please bring gently used books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks to the Meeting Room. We cannot accept VHS tapes, audio cassettes, textbooks, or encyclopedias. Thank you! 

Audubon Nature Festival

Mass Audubon Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield

Sunday, June 4, 10am-4pm, Rain or Shine, $20 per car

Live owl programs, insect zoo, reptiles & amphibians, kids’ crafts, henna, face-painting, nature walks, garden tours, butterfly plant sale, craft vendors, food, ice cream, bake sale, and more! Fun for all ages. For schedule go to:

87 Perkins Row, Topsfield


June 20, 2017 Special Town Meeting Warrant

The warrant for the June 20, 2017 Special Town Meeting is available here.

Messages from Topsfield TRIAD

A loved one missing? How will you find him or her? Call the Topsfield Fire Department at 978-887-5148/3895 and ask them about SafetyNet Tracking Systems.

An Emergency at Your House! Fire Dept. Cannot Open The Door. "Having a Lock-Box will give the Fire Department a key to your house, so we can open your front door in an emergency. The Lock-Box is securely attached to your house and only the Fire Department has the code to open the box. If we do not have the key, we need to forcibly open the door to get to you”, said Captain Jen-Collins Brown, of the Topsfield Fire Department. Please call the Fire Department at 978-887-5148/3895 for more information about this important service. The Lock-Box and installation are free.

Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras Auditions
Saturday, June 10 Ipswich High School

Composting Center

9 am - 1 pm Saturdays Only at Highway Department, 279 Boston Street. No weekday drop offs.

Season passes and one day tickets may be purchased at Selectmen's Office at Town Hall Offices, 461 Boston Street, Unit E-6 in Topsfield.

Season Pass - $75.00

One Day Ticket - $10.00

For more information, visit

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.

Events and Friends at the Library

Visit the Library's website: for the latest events

Sign up for the Friends of the Topsfield Library Newsletter for all the coming events: and support our library by joining the Friends.

Friends Newsletter for May

Tri-Town Council Spring Newsetter

The Tri-Town Council Spring Newsletter is now available at:

Senior Scoop - Council on Aging Newsletter

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

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

Tuesday, May 30
8:30 am : Board of Assessors
Tuesday, June 6
7:30 pm : Planning Board

Recycling Calendar

Wednesday, June 7
7:00 am : Recycling
Thursday, June 8
7:00 am : Recycling
Friday, June 9
7:00 am : Recycling

Community Events

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