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    The City of Dover, NH is a great place to live, work, and play. Dover is conveniently located in the seacoast area of New Hampshire. Settled in 1623, Dover is the oldest permanent settlement in New Hampshire and the 7th oldest in the United States.

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    The City of Dover, NHboasts superior municipal services, an exceptional school system, outstanding parks and recreation services, and numerous cultural destinations and events.

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    The City of Dover, NHis the fastest-growing city in New Hampshire.


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  • Dover400 seeking volunteers to plan for 400th anniversary

    posted on: 9/21/2020; updated: 9/23/2020

    The Dover400 Community Relations Committee is seeking the community’s help and engagement to plan for the City of Dover’s 400th Anniversary in 2023.

    Dover400, a non-profit corporation registered with the NH Secretary of State’s Office, is planning for celebrations that span from 2021-2023 and wants your help. These celebrations will highlight the history of Dover, from the Abenaki to the present day, the city’s diverse cultures, and the Dover’s newest and youngest generation that will carry on the tradition.

    “There is a place for everyone,” said Mayor Robert Carrier, who serves on the committee. “Dover400 needs your help to represent all that Dover is now, our heritage, and our future.”

    Every religious group, community organization, cultural group, civic organization, business, and school are welcome to join Dover400. Does your organization want to design a parade float?  Offer space for an event?  Plan your own celebration as part of Dover400? Sponsor? Volunteer? Dover400 needs everyone. ...more

  • 'Very high' fire danger level in Dover today

    posted on: 9/22/2020

    The National Weather Service issued a "Red Flag Warning" in New Hampshire and Western Maine for today, Sept. 22, 2020. The New Hampshire Fire Warden's also classified the fire danger level today as "Very High." Therefore, Dover Fire Chief Paul Haas declared there will be no burning allowed in the City of Dover today.

    This applies to all permit categories.

    The Red Flag Warning and the Very High Fire Danger Level is due to predicted warm temperatures, very low humidity, and stronger winds, which combined can produce an increased risk of fire danger. These conditions create the potential for uncontrolled fire spread across most of New Hampshire and Western Maine.

    Relative humidity values today will decrease to low levels between 20s to low 30s this afternoon with winds gusting 20 to 30 mph that will continue to dry fuels on the ground and increase fire spread potential. No wetting rains are forecast within the region through this weekend.

    The state and the City of Dover have stopped issuing burn permits during the very high fire danger condition. Outdoor burning will not be allowed in the City of Dover on Wednesday, even those with seasonal burn permits. Extra caution should be taken with disposing of flammable items, such as cigarettes. ...more

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City Council meeting, 9/23/2020

council09222020The regular meeting of the City Council on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.

posted on: 9/24/2020





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Paving This Week

Weather permitting, the following streets are scheduled for paving preparation (including raising structures, milling, trimming driveways and shim coats) this week:

Three Rivers Farm Road
Homestead Lane
Atlantic Avenue
Blackwater Road
On-street parking will not be allowed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. while paving work is ongoing. 

This work is expected to be completed in three to four weeks.

For more information, contact Community Services at 516-6450.

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