Topsfield Cultural Council Now Accepting Grant Applications

The Topsfield Cultural Council (TCC) is accepting applications through October 17, 2016. Individuals, schools and cultural organizations are eligible to apply for project or educational support funding in the arts, humanities or interpretive sciences.

Please go to the Massachusetts Cultural Council website and click on Local Cultural Councils or visit the Local Cultural Council Program page where you can read about grant eligibility, program requirements and begin the online application process. Priority will be given to those applicants who are able to benefit the residents of Topsfield.

Please contact Chair, TCC at , if you have any questions.

Tri-Town Council Drug Abuse Brochure

An Rx Drug Abuse brochure was produced by the Tri-Town Council in collaboration with Topsfield's Board of Health and mailed to all Topsfield households. A copy is available below.


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: Don’t be scammed.
  • Clutter: Too much and First Responders may not be able to reach you.

Further Information

Topsfield TRIAD Announces Safe Driving Course

Topsfield TRIAD announces that AAA is offering a Safe Driver Course from 10am to 3pm at the Addison Gilbert Hospital Women's Health Conference Room, 298 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA. on September 21, 2016. This course reviews up-to-date driving techniques and recent technology.

Press Release

Mandatory Water Ban

A Mandatory Outdoor Water Restriction is in effect starting May 26th due to very low Ipswich River stream flow. Outdoor water use is limited to hand-held implements only, before 9 AM or after 5 PM. Sprinklers or irrigation system use is prohibited. The restriction applies to public water customers and private well owners. Please visit for more information or contact the Water Department at (978) 887-1517.

Recreation Committee Members Needed

The Board of Park and Cemetery Commissioners is seeking residents interested in serving on the Recreation Committee. The Recreation Committee organizes the Holiday Walk, the Summer Camp, and other activities of community interest.

Interested parties are invited to contact the Commissioners by e-mail or by calling the Department office at 978-887-1525.

Friends of the Library Newsletter

The Friends of the Library June 2016 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 June

Tri-Town Council

The Summer edition of the Coalition's newsletter has arrived! A few of the features you will find:

Take a peek at the Summertime Assets ideas where not only will you be having fun with the young people in your life, but you'll be building their Assets too!

Read about how the YRBS (administered every 2 years at the MS and HS) is structured and processed to assure it provides an accurate snapshot of youth health and safety.

How might teens stay active and engaged this summer? Read about how summer camp leadership experiences provide valuable skill and Asset building opportunities for youth and teens!

Have you heard about SBIRT? HS nurse and SHAC chairperson Karen Trevenen shares how this screening tool will be used at Masconomet.

All this information and more is in the latest edition of the Coalition newsletter.

Summer Newsletter

Senior Scoop - Council on Aging Newsletter

The October, 2016 edition of the Council on Aging's Newsletter, Senior Scoop, and previous editions are available here.

Board of Assessors Property Inspections

The Assessor's Office will be conducting an annual inspection of properties sold during calendar year 2015 and properties issued a Building Permit during calendar year 2014/2015. A representative from the Board of Assessors will visit your property over the next few weeks.

If you are not home at the time of the visit, a notice will be left for you to contact the Assessor's office to schedule an appointment to conduct an interior inspection and verify that the permit work is complete.

This assessment process is vital in establishing property values. Cooperation is greatly appreciated.

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, September 26
8:30 am : Essex Regional Retirement System
10:15 am : TRIAD
7:30 pm : Board of Selectmen
Tuesday, September 27
8:30 am : Board of Assessors
Wednesday, September 28
8:00 am : Town Hall Building Committee
9:00 am : CREST - Board of Director
1:00 pm : Essex Regional Retirement System-Advisory Council
7:00 pm : Conservation Commission
Tuesday, October 4
7:30 pm : Planning Board

Recycling Calendar

Wednesday, September 28
7:00 am : Recycling
Thursday, September 29
7:00 am : Recycling
Friday, September 30
7:00 am : Recycling

Community Events

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