• Massachusetts August 4, 2022 6:40 pm

    Multiple Athletic Fields Catch Fire in Topsfield

    Authorities are investigating a brush fire, started by a model rocket, that damaged two baseball fields.

  • Topsfield August 4, 2022 3:35 pm

    PHOTOS: Model Rocket Fire Leaves Ball Fields Charred

    A family started a grass fire with a model rocket at Topsfield’s Pye Brook Park, burning parts of several baseball fields. The grass was charred, and some sports teams have had to move their games as a result.

  • Topsfield August 4, 2022 6:45 pm

    Model Rocket Sparks Fast-Moving Fire, Damaging Topsfield Athletic Fields

    A family that was setting off model rockets inadvertently sparked a fast-moving grass fire that seriously damaged a park housing several athletic fields in Topsfield, Massachusetts, fire officials said. The Topsfield fire chief said the incident showed the extreme fire danger as parts of the region experience severe drought. Wednesday’s blaze left parts of several baseball fields charred and...

  • Topsfield December 8, 2021 8:58 pm

    3 Arrested, Fentanyl and Cash Seized in Mass. Grandchild in Jail Scheme, Police Say

    Police in Topsfield, Massachusetts, last week arrested three people they said were carrying out a scheme to defraud someone out of thousands of dollars by pretending their grandchild was in jail. Topsfield police were alerted to the scam just after noon on Dec. 1, officials said Wednesday. The victim had been told his grandson was in jail and needed $7,000…

  • Massachusetts October 1, 2021 7:39 pm

    Mass. Residents Excited as Topsfield Fair Returns After COVID Forced Year Off

    Known as America’s oldest county fair, the Topsfield Fair is back after a year off because of the coronavirus pandemic. General Manager Jim O’Brien says ticket sales are significantly better than 2019, despite higher prices. The fair runs through Oct. 11.

  • Massachusetts September 30, 2021 7:11 pm

    Meet the Mass. Mom Customizing Clothes for Sports Stars' Families

    What started as fun, sparkly clothing for a Boston sports fan to wear to games has quickly blossomed into a successful business — “game day fashion at its finest,” as its creator puts it. Danielle Bradley is the owner, creator and designer of Spahkld, through which she creates custom clothing and accessories for the wives, girlfriends and families of professional…

  • Massachusetts September 30, 2021 6:24 pm

    Woman Bedazzles Sports Gear for Families of Athletes

    Boston sports fans have plenty of Patriots gear, but one woman is taking Pats (and sports) fashion to a whole new level.

  • Massachusetts September 22, 2021 2:23 pm

    Topsfield Fair to Require Masks Indoors

    Another major Massachusetts agricultural fair will require guests to wear face coverings indoors. Organizers of the more than 200-year-old Topsfield Fair said Wednesday that the mandate is in line with a Topsfield Board of Health directive issued Monday. “Our goal is to always provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere at the Topsfield Fair,” General Manager James O’Brien said in...

  • Massachusetts July 16, 2021 11:28 pm

    Storm Brings Down Trees and Knocks Out Power

    Damage was left behind in Topsfield as storms moved through Massachusetts.

  • Weather July 16, 2021 11:47 pm

    Storms Take Down Trees and Wires in Mass., More to Come Saturday

    As storms crossed New England Friday, trees and wires came down in Massachusetts. The Topsfield Fire Department said around 4:15 p.m. that it had received about 20 calls in 45 minutes. Callers reported trees falling on vehicles, wires coming down and electrical fires in buildings, fire officials said. The department warned people to stay away from downed wires and any…

  • Massachusetts July 16, 2021 4:54 pm

    Thunderstorms Lead Into a Wet Weekend in New England

    Friday Afternoon: Highs in the 90s. Heat index in the upper 90s in a few spots. Might even reach 3 digits in Boston metro area. PM thunderstorms. Lightning expected. Friday Night: Lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. Mostly cloudy Saturday: PM showers, highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.

  • Massachusetts July 7, 2021 10:14 am

    Topsfield Fair Announces Return This Fall

    Following a rare absence in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, America’s oldest fair is making a return this fall. The Topsfield Fair, which was first held in 1818, will be back after a one-year hiatus from Oct. 1-11 in Topsfield. Last year was just the fifth time the fair wasn’t held in its history. The 1918 edition of the…

  • Tokyo Olympics June 21, 2021 10:26 pm

    Mass. Runner Just Misses Out on Her Shot to Return to Olympics After Heartbreak at Rio Games

    It’s not about how hard you fall but whether you get back up, and Olympic runner Abbey Cooper knows a thing or two about getting back up. The Topsfield, Massachusetts, native was vying for a chance to represent the U.S. in the women’s 5,000-meter race at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics next month. She had already managed the first step...

  • bicycle crash September 10, 2020 9:14 am

    16-Year-Old Bicyclist Hit by Car in Topsfield

    A 16-year-old boy is battling life-threatening injuries after getting hit by a car in Topsfield Wednesday evening. The crash happened on Bare Hill Road around 7:15 pm., according to the Topsfield Police Department. The victim was transported to Beverly Hospital by the Topsfield Fire Department, then flown by Boston Med Flight to Tufts Medical Center in Boston. The driver stayed...

  • Boston Teachers Union August 13, 2020 1:04 pm

    Boston Teachers Union to Deliver School Reopening Plan

    The Boston Teachers Union was scheduled to deliver its school reopening plans to Mayor Marty Walsh Thursday afternoon.

  • Coronavirus August 14, 2020 8:10 am

    These Massachusetts School Districts Have Already Decided to Go Online Only This Fall

    Friday is the deadline for schools to submit their fall reopening plans, and at least 32 of them have already decided against having kids return to class at all. Auburn, Barnstable, Belmont, Bourne, Brockton, Brookline, Chelsea, Dedham, Everett, Framingham, Gardner, Lawrence, Leominster, Lynn, Marblehead, Manchester-Essex, Masconomet, Mendon-Upton, Methuen, Northbridge, Revere, Salem, Somerset, Somerville, Taunton, Topsfield, Wachusett, Watertown, Wayland, Webster, West…

  • Coronavirus August 13, 2020 9:27 am

    Boston Schools Consider Remote, Hybrid Learning

    Dr. Brenda Cassellius, the superintendent of Boston Public Schools, and Mayor Marty Walsh have already ruled out a full-scale return for the fall. School officials are still trying to decide between a hybrid or remote-only model as they consider limitations within their facilities and transportation capabilities.

  • Massachusetts July 29, 2020 2:36 pm

    2020 Topsfield Fair Canceled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

    The 2020 Topsfield Fair has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced Wednesday. “For the past few months we have continued to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and based on the recommendations of local, state, and federal health agencies, the board of directors of the Essex Agricultural Society has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Topsfield Fair,”…

  • Coronavirus April 23, 2020 4:13 pm

    Almost 70 Test Positive for Coronavirus at Topsfield Care Facility

    The Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield, Massachusetts, is reporting 58 residents and 11 employees have coronavirus. “We are deeply saddened by this news,” town officials wrote in a statement. “Our thoughts are with those battling the virus and their families during this difficult and uncertain time.” The families of those who tested positive have been notified by Whittier Health Network,…

  • Massachusetts December 17, 2019 10:56 am

    Woman Dies After Being Pinned Between Vehicle and Garage

    A 72-year-old woman has died after being pinned between a vehicle and the garage of her home Monday in Topsfield, Massachusetts. First responders were told around 8:30 a.m. that the woman was wedged against a building, according to the Topsfield Fire Department. Crews performed CPR on the scene, and the woman was taken to Beverly Hospital, where the Essex County…

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