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  • Clock tower restoration begins

    posted on 8/12/2022; updated: 8/15/2022

    The project to rehabilitate the City Hall clock tower is now underway, and is expected to be completed in mid-November. The work will require the closure of City Hall's back parking lot. 

    The contractor is mobilizing on site and will begin to erect scaffolding on the roof of the building, around the clock tower. Work will begin in earnest during the last week of August or the first week of September once the scaffolding is installed and hazardous material tests on the site are complete.

    The work includes removing the building antenna, repairing and restoring the gold leaf dome, copper roofing, metal sheeting and clock faces. It also includes repair or replacement of bell tower horizontal slats (louvers), repair of wiring within the bell and clock tower and replacement of internal wooden bead board ceiling. Lastly, the work includes the restoration of the exterior dome, repairing clock hands and mechanisms, replacing clock glass on the clock face in front of the building, replacing the roof access door for the clock tower and painting all exterior surfaces.

    After a competitive bid, the City Council awarded the contract to Careno Construction Co. LLC of Portsmouth for a cost not to exceed $576,000....more

  • Dover Holiday Parade seeks volunteers

    posted on 8/12/2022

    Cochecho Friends, a local volunteer organization, is organizing the 2022 Dover Holiday Parade, the theme of which will be, “Holiday Countdown to Celebrating our Past, Present, and Future.”

    The parade will be held on Nov. 27, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The parade organizing committee, which has been meeting since spring, is seeking volunteers to help prepare for this year’s event, including in the days leading up to the parade. Volunteers are needed to assist with safety, fundraising/sponsorship, and logistics, and to fill other committee positions. Parade organizers are also seeking marching bands, along with commercial and non-profit groups, youth organizations, and other parade participants.

    To volunteer or for more information, contact Lori Nollet at CochechoFriends@gmail.com or Dennis Shanahan at d.shanahan@dover.nh.gov. ...more

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