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:

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Children's Room Events for December

There are many delightful events scheduled for children at the Library in the upcoming weeks. Please visit the link below for full information.

Full schedule of events for December

Historic Commission Public Hearing

The Topsfield Historic Commission will hold a public hearing in Town Hall on December 12, 2016 at 7:15 pm to consider the application for review under the Demolition Delay By-Law, Chapter XXVI for the removal of a "chicken coop" located at 278 High Street, Topsfield, MA 01983.

Public Nearing Notice

Kindergarten Registration

STEWARD SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION The Steward School will conduct Kindergarten registration on January 11th and 12th between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm. If school is cancelled on either of these two days due to inclement weather, please register your child by January 20th. Children entering kindergarten must reach their fifth birthday by September 1st of the year in which they enroll. To prepare for Kindergarten registration, please go to our website ( Steward Elementary School –Parents Tab– Kindergarten Registration Forms), download, complete the forms and bring them with you on registration day. Parents/Guardians should bring their child’s birth certificate and proof of Topsfield residency to the school office at 261 Perkins Row. There will be an informational meeting regarding the three and five day programs on Wednesday, January 4th at 6:30pm in the Steward School library. For questions, please call the school at 978-887-1538.

Steward Preschool Open House

The Steward School Integrated Preschool will hold Open Registration for the 2017/18 school year from December 5th-21st.

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Firearm Safety Course hosted at the Topsfield Police Dept. 210 Boston Street on Sat, Dec.10, 2016 8am-noon or 1-5pm

The Topsfield Police Department is presently taking reservations for an upcoming 4-hour, Firearm Safety Course that will be hosted at the Topsfield Police Department 210 Boston Street, Topsfield on Saturday, December10, 2016 from 8am-noon or 1pm-5pm. This course fulfills the State of Massachusetts requirement before residents can apply for a Firearms Identification Card or License to possess or carry a handgun. There is a $50. charge for Topsfield residents and $100. for non-Topsfield residents. Interested students are asked to email Sgt. Neal Hovey at with your contact information consisting of your name, address, email address, phone # and date of birth. Accepted students for the classes will be notified and advised of payment instructions. Thank-you Chief Evan E.J. Haglund Topsfield Police Department

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

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.

Senior Scoop - Council on Aging Newsletter

The December, 2016 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.

Friends of the Library Newsletter

The Friends of the Library November 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 November

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.

Recycling Calendar

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

Community Events

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