Recent News and Announcements

Below are the City of Dover's most recent announcements.

  • Crews to begin citywide hydrant flushing April 23

    posted on: 4/18/2017

    The Community Services Utilities Division will begin flushing fire hydrants throughout the City on Sunday, April 23, 2017. This phase of hydrant flushing will occur on dead-end streets and is expected to take one week.

    Crews will work at night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

    Hydrant flushing is essential to maintain water quality and allow adequate fire flows throughout the distribution system. No disruption of water service is expected. Residents may notice some discoloration of the water. This is temporary and does not pose any threat to public health.

  • School Board to meet with superintendent candidates

    posted on: 4/14/2017

    Candidates for superintendent of schools will visit Dover on Tuesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 20, 2017. While in Dover, the two candidates will meet with school staff, administrators, parents, students, the public and the School Board. During each visit, the public will have an opportunity to meet the candidates from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 306 at the McConnell Center.

    At 7:30 p.m. each evening, the School Board will hold a public meeting with the the candidates to conduct final interviews. These meetings will be televised.

    The School Board is expected to meet in nopublic session on April 20, after the final interview, and may select a new superintendent at that time.

  • Washington Street gas main work under way

    posted on: 4/12/2017; updated: 4/13/2017

    Utility crews will replace a gas main on Washington Street, from the Makem Bridge to Locust Street, and along Central Avenue, from the lower square to Kirkland Street.

    While the work is under way, motorists should expect temporary detours and delays. Work crews will be on site Monday through Friday, approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The work is expected to last four weeks.

  • Dover schools looking for input on strategic plan

    posted on: 4/11/2017

    The Dover School District developing a strategic plan for the next three to five years and is seeking community input via on online survey. The survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DSD_Strategic_Plan.

    The survey is open to anyone in the Dover community. For those who prefer a paper survey, please contact Superintendent of Schools Dr. Elaine Arbour at e.arbour@dover.k12.nh.us or 516-6804.

    The survey will be open until April 14, 2017.

  • Water utility bills to be adjusted for billing rate error

    posted on: 4/10/2017

    An error in the rate for water utility bills for the period of July 2016 through January 2017 resulted in a charge of an additional 3 cents per unit to utility users.

    To correct the error, water utility bills being mailed in the coming weeks will reflect an adjustment for the billing error. During the seven-month period through January 2017, water usage was billed at a rate of $4.87 per unit, instead of $4.84 per unit, a 3-cent discrepancy.

    The incorrect rate was included in the fiscal year 2017 fee schedule, in error. The correct rate was approved as part of the City Council's adoption of the fiscal year 2017 budget.

  • Road closures, traffic restrictions in place for weekend road races

    posted on: 4/7/2017

    Dover Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. announces the following road closures for these weekend road races:

    The 5th annual SMA 5K run/walk event will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, part of the Dover Race Series. More information is available at http://saintmaryacademy.org/sma-5k/.

    The event begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017 on Church Street (between Saint Mary Academy and First Parish Church). The course ends at the same location.

    Road closures that will be in effect include:

  • French Cross Road closed until this afternoon

    posted on: 4/7/2017

    Due to excessive water, French Cross Road will be closed today, April 7, 2017 until 2:30 p.m. The closure is necessary to allow crews to pump water from the road.

    The road will reopen this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. and remain open through the weekend, but will tentatively be closed again between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.

    Local traffic on the Madbury side of the road can access the area from Route 9, and the Dover side can be accessed from Tolend Road, up to the causeway. No through traffic is permitted.

  • Central Avenue bridge work to begin April 10

    posted on: 4/5/2017

    Repair work to the Central Avenue Bridge is expected to begin on Monday, April 10, 2017. Once the work is under way, the traffic pattern will be temporarily altered and on-street parking will be prohibited for the entire span of the bridge. These restrictions will remain in place for the duration of the work, expected to be 10 weeks. The bridge sidewalks will remain open and accessible, with the exception of brief closures necessary to complete the work.

    The Central Avenue Bridge work includes the removal of pavement, patching the bridge's concrete deck, repairing expansion joints, and repaving the bridge.

    Crews will work on one side of the bridge at a time and alternate the two travel lanes accordingly. During the work, more than 30 parking spaces on the bridge will be inaccessible, spanning the crosswalks at both ends of the bridge.

  • Online survey seeks community input on cable service

    posted on: 4/3/2017

    The City of Dover is in the process of renewing its Cable Franchise Agreement with Comcast Corporation, Inc., also known as Xfinity. The current franchise agreement expires in November 2017.

    To help gauge customer satisfaction with Comcast's cable television service -- the only service subject to renewal -- an online survey seeks input on cable service in Dover.

    The survey results will help quantify the community's customer relations with the cable provider as the renewal process continues.

  • Arbor Day Foundation names Dover Tree City USA

    posted on: 4/3/2017

    Dover was named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

    Dover achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

  • Second Dover Art Walk is April 8

    posted on: 4/1/2017

    The second Dover Art Walk will kick off on Friday, April 8, from 4-8 p.m., in downtown Dover. This is the second in a series of monthly art walks, held on the first Friday of each month through May.

    The walks will begin at Washington Street Mills, where people can pick up a map, and visit galleries and studios in the mill. A variety of downtown businesses will host art and local artists, including Gallery 6 at the Children's Museum; Adelle's; Needful Things; Nicole's Hallmark; Village Goldsmith Gallery; The Falls Grill & Tavern; Elle V Boutique; Pear Tree Paper & Gifts; Just the Thing; Spires Creative Media, and the Dover Wine Company.

  • City extends winter parking ban to April 2

    posted on: 3/30/2017

    Due to the anticipated weather conditions on Friday and Saturday, Dover Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. announces the citywide winter parking ban will now extend to 6 a.m. on Sunday, April 2. The citywide winter parking ban typically expires on April 1. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Dover from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon, during which time Dover could receive between six to 10 inches of wet, heavy snow.

    The parking ban requires that no vehicle be parked on any city street or sidewalk between the hours of 1 and 6 a.m. Vehicles may park in city controlled parking lots and the garage during this time without the need for a parking permit; however, the daytime rules of each particular parking lot must be followed.

  • Energy Commission hosts session on lowering energy use, cost

    posted on: 3/27/2017

    Has the long winter made you weary of high utility bills? Then you should join Dover’s Energy Commission’s launch of Energize 360. Energize 360’s aim is to aid residential customers take control of their energy future by lowering energy use, driving down energy costs and transitioning to clean energy. The launch program will be on Saturday, April 8, at the City Hall auditorium, from 12:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Time to renew dog licenses

    posted on: 3/23/2017; updated: 3/26/2017

    Dog licenses for 2017 are now available. All dogs must be licensed by April 30 to avoid a late fee. The cost for a male or female dog is $10, a neutered male or spayed female dog is $7.50 and puppies (3-7 months) are $7.50 for first licensing.

    Residents 65 years of age or older may license one dog for $3. Additional licenses require regular fees.

    The City Clerk's office requires proof of rabies information and a certificate of spaying or neutering.

    Late fees of $1 a month begin June 1.

  • "Coffee with the Mayor" on tap Saturday

    posted on: 3/23/2017

    Mayor Karen Weston will hold a 'Coffee with the Mayor' on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 9 to 11 a.m., in the conference room at the Dover Police Facility, 46 Chestnut St.

    The event is co-hosted by Ward 4 City Councilor Marcia Gasses, who will also be in attendance.

    Coffee with the Mayor is open to everyone and provides an opportunity for discussion on all matters of interest.

  • 'Bridge to our Future' event connects students with careers

    posted on: 3/22/2017

    The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce will host "Bridge to our Future: Connecting Students and Businesses," on Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., at the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Garrison Wing Conference Center.

    This event is an opportunity for high school students to explore potential career paths, engage with employers and contribute to the future workforce.

  • Fiscal Year 2018 proposed budget before the City Council March 22

    posted on: 3/21/2017

    City Manager J. Michael Joyal, Jr., will present the proposed fiscal year 2018 budget to the City Council on Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m., in Council Chambers at City Hall.

    The budget presentation is the first of several weeks of City Council budget meetings, workshops, and public hearings, before the City Council adopts a budget in May.

    The budget presentation on March 22, and all budget meetings and workshops are televised live on Channel 22 and available for on-demand viewing at www.dover.nh.gov/dntv.

  • Crews to clear snow downtown on Tuesday

    posted on: 3/20/2017

    Community Services crews will continue to clear snow and ice from sidewalks, parking spaces and curbs throughout downtown on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, beginning at 1 a.m. and concluding at 6 a.m.

    Vehicles interfering with snow removal will be towed at the vehicle owner's expense.

    Downtown employees working after 1 a.m. on Tuesday should park in one of the following City of Dover controlled parking lots: Third Street lot; Chestnut Street lot; Transportation Center lot; Locust Street lot; or the Orchard Street Parking Garage.

  • Forums to foster conversations on schools and community

    posted on: 3/17/2017

    The Dover School District will host three community conversations this month that aim to build a bridge between the schools and the community. The sessions, "Schools Can't Do It Alone: Building partnerships between schools, families, and the community," will be held at the McConnell Center Cafe, 61 Locust St.

    The kick-off session will be held on Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The second session will focus on goal-setting and will be held on Thursday, March 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. The final session will focus on taking action and will be held on Thursday, March 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Downtown snow removal continues Monday

    posted on: 3/17/2017

    Community Services crews will clear snow on First Street, School Street and the School Street parking lot on Monday, March 20, beginning at 8 a.m.

    Vehicles interfering with snow removal will be towed at the vehicle owner's expense.

    First Street permit holders who typically park on the street after 8 a.m. on Monday should park in the Transportation Center parking lot the night before. School Street permit holders who typically park in the lot or angled spaces adjacent to the lot, should park in the Third Street lot the night before.

  • Dover Masons to host DARE breakfast

    posted on: 3/13/2017

    The Moses Paul Masonic Lodge #96 will host its annual breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 7 to 10 a.m. Proceeds from the event go to the Dover Police Department’s DARE and Youth to Youth programs. The breakfast will be held at the Moses Paul Masonic Lodge at 32 Pearl St. in Dover.

    The breakfast will include pancakes, bacon, eggs, home fries, toast, orange juice and coffee. The Dover Police Mounted Patrol and the DARE officers will also be present during the event.

    The price of the breakfast is $7 for adults, $3 for children between the ages of 6 and 11, and free for children five and under. Tickets are purchased at the door on the day of the event.

  • City of Dover seeks volunteers for Master Plan update

    posted on: 3/8/2017

    Wondering how you can help shape Dover’s future? Volunteer to help guide the latest chapter of the City of Dover’s Master Plan.

    The Dover Planning Board and the Planning Department are now seeking Dover residents interested in volunteering on a committee tasked with overseeing the development of the Climate Adaptation chapter of the Master Plan. This new chapter will incorporate topics addressed in other chapters of the Master Plan, as well as new topics.

    As part of the update, the Planning Board will create a Steering Committee to oversee the work and ensure ample opportunity for public participation.

  • Road closures, traffic restrictions in place for Saturday 5K

    posted on: 3/8/2017

    Dover Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. announces the following road closures for the fourth annual Run Before You Crawl 5K event, hosted by Dover Main Street and part of the Dover Race Series. More information is available at http://www.runb4ucrawl.com/.

    On Saturday, March 11, 2017 between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., the following road closures will be in effect:

  • Dover Library to host talk about book on Colebrook shootings

    posted on: 3/6/2017

    Join the Dover Public Library on Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. for a look at the shocking shooting in Colebrook, New Hampshire, which took place 20 years ago. This year marks the 20th anniversary of that day in August 1997, when a 62-year-old carpenter named Carl Drega murdered four leading citizens in the little town of Colebrook, in Northern New Hampshire.

  • Main Street's annual Run Before You Crawl 5K is March 11

    posted on: 3/6/2017

    Run, walk or crawl, but don't miss the opportunity to participate in the Dover Race Series 2017 kickoff event. Registration is now open for Dover Main Street's Run Before You Crawl 5K Race and Pub Crawl. This popular event will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

    The road race begins at 9:30 a.m. The Pub Crawl portion of the event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The 5K road race begins and ends at the Dover Transportation Center. The Pub Crawl spans 14 participating downtown restaurants.

  • Library hosts public discussion on heroin and opioid epidemic

    posted on: 3/5/2017

    Heroin and opioids – two words that have frequently shown up in the news, especially within the last couple of years.

    New Hampshire had the second highest rate of deaths due to heroin and opioid use in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state has seen a 191 percent increase over the past five years with overdose deaths predicted at over 500 for 2016.

    What has been described as an “epidemic” is far from over, but there are actions being taken within the community to help.

    On Monday, March 6 at 6 p.m., the Dover Public Library will explore the heroin and opioid problem further by inviting the public to a discussion with five community members involved in the prevention, recovery and legal aspects of the epidemic. Those who attend the discussion are encouraged to bring any questions they may have for the panel members.

  • First Dover Art Walk is March 3

    posted on: 3/1/2017

    RSP Studio Custom Framing, the Dover Business and Industrial Development Authority, D Graphics, and Dover Main Street will host an Art Walk on Friday, March 3, from 5-8 p.m., in downtown Dover. This will be the first in a series of monthly art walks, held on the first Friday of each month through May.

    The walks will begin at Washington Street Mills, where people can pick up a map, and visit galleries and studios in the mill. A variety of downtown businesses will host art and local artists, including Gallery 6 at the Children's Museum, which will be open until 7 p.m.; Adelle's; Needful Things; Nicole's Hallmark; Village Goldsmith Gallery; The Falls Grill & Tavern; Elle V Boutique; Pear Tree Paper & Gifts; Just the Thing; Spires Creative Media, and the Dover Wine Company.

  • Dover schools to hold kindergarten, first-grade registration

    posted on: 2/21/2017; updated: 3/1/2017

    Dover public schools will soon hold kindergarten and first-grade registration for children as follows:

    Children five years old by Sept. 30, 2017, entering kindergarten;
    Children six years old by Sept. 30, 2017, entering first grade (if not currently in Dover public kindergarten).

  • Library to host program on soil health Feb. 28

    posted on: 2/24/2017

    How healthy is your soil? Learn about soil properties and how you can improve soil health for more productive gardens and crops on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., during a Soil Health Program.

    Learn what you can and cannot change about your soil, what soil health is, how you can assess your soil's health and fertility, and steps to improve and maintain healthy soils. You can bring your own soil test results and ask questions.

    The program is free and open to the public. It is presented by the Strafford County Conservation District.

  • Dover Community Senior Center plans trip to Museum of Fine Arts

    posted on: 2/24/2017

    Join the Dover Community Senior Center for a trip the the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

    The trip includes admission to the Museum of Fine Arts; a one-hour, docent-led tour, “Highlights of the Museum of Fine Arts;” and deluxe coach transportation and driver gratuity. The cost of the trip is $65 per Senior Center member or $70 for nonmembers. Comfortable shoes are encouraged.

  • First Street closed to traffic Friday morning

    posted on: 2/23/2017

    On Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, First Street will be closed to traffic at the Central Avenue intersection between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Some public parking spaces on First Street will also be unavailable at this time.

    The closure is necessary to allow the use of a crane to replace a rooftop heating unit at the Earcraft Music building.

    A Dover police officer will be on site to help direct traffic.

    Local traffic can access First Street from Chestnut Street.

  • Preston Heller, 'The Mentalist,' makes a return engagement at the Dover Public Library

    posted on: 2/20/2017

    Preston Heller, “The NH Mentalist”, a native of Wilton, will be performing on Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Dover Public Library. The show runs about 70 minutes. Preston Heller will not tell you what a mentalist does; he will show you. And in so doing, every audience member will have a unique, personal experience with the “unseen”, including thought implantation or ‘influence’, revealing of information known only to the spectator, predictions, reading of body language and voice patterns, psychometry and much more.

  • City offices closed Monday for Presidents' Day

    posted on: 2/19/2017

    City administrative offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, for Presidents' Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

    The Public Library will also be closed on Presidents' Day.

    Curbside trash and recycling pickup is not affected by the holiday.

  • Dover Fire and Rescue urges property owners to monitor roofs for excessive snow

    posted on: 2/15/2017; updated: 2/18/2017

    After significant snowfall in Dover earlier this week, and with wet snow in the forecast today, Dover Fire Chief Eric Hagman reminds residents to monitor their roofs for excessive snow, and clear snow if necessary. Roofs with heavy snow can be at risk of collapsing.

    Hagman recommends clearing excessive snow from roofs. For those not able or uncomfortable removing snow, Hagman suggests consulting with a roofing company or properly insured contractor.

  • Downtown snow removal continues Saturday night, Sunday morning

    posted on: 2/16/2017; updated: 2/18/2017

    Downtown snow removal operations will continue tonight, Saturday, Feb.18, beginning at 9 p.m. on Chestnut Street. Additional downtown snow removal will begin at 1 a.m. on Sunday.

    Vehicles interfering with snow removal will be towed at the vehicle owner's expense.

    Downtown employees working after 1 a.m. on Sunday should park in one of the following City of Dover controlled parking lots: Third Street lot; Chestnut Street lot; Transportation Center lot; Locust Street lot; or the Orchard Street Parking Garage.

  • Wednesday snow removal in downtown postponed

    posted on: 2/13/2017; updated: 2/14/2017

    Snow removal operations planned for downtown sidewalks and curbs early Wednesday morning have been postponed in anticipation of additional snow.

    A winter storm watch is in effect for Wednesday morning, through Thursday morning. According to the National Weather Service, Dover could receive up to an additional six inches of snow, which would require Community Services crews to conduct citywide snow removal.

    Community Services will make a determination for downtown snow removal of sidewalks and curbs later this week.

  • Public hearing on stewardship chapter of Master Plan slated for Feb. 14

    posted on: 2/13/2017

    On Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Dover City Hall, the Dover Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the 2016 Stewardship of Resources Chapter of the Master Plan. The Planning Board meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers.

    The public hearing follows a Jan. 10, 2017 Planning Board workshop to review the proposed chapter. The Stewardship of Resources Chapter encompasses a range of topics that contribute to what makes Dover a unique place. Specifically, the Stewardship of Resources Chapter addresses the following topics: energy, natural resources, historic and cultural resources, coastal management, natural hazards and social capital.

  • Help discover Dover's early history

    posted on: 2/13/2017

    In 2023, the City of Dover will be 400 years old. In anticipation of this celebration in six years, the City is seeking to assemble a crew of detailed-oriented, historically-minded volunteers for a five-year task.

    The City possesses Dover record books spanning the years 1657 to 1807. These have been digitized and preserved thanks to a Moose Plate Grant from the State of New Hampshire, but the records are in their original, handwritten state and are quite difficult to read. The image above is an example. All of the digitized books can be viewed here.

    These record books contain a lot of early Dover history. The City is seeking volunteers who would enjoy transcribing these records, word-for-word and precisely, so that they may be more clearly read, indexed, and made searchable for historians, genealogists, and other researchers.

  • Dover Fire and Rescue urges safety first as storm bears down

    posted on: 2/12/2017

    As a winter storm bears down on Dover, with the potential for snow accumulations of 24 inches or more by Monday evening, Dover Fire and Rescue is asking residents and motorists keep safety in mind.

    A blizzard watch is in effect for Dover through Monday evening, according to the National Weather Service. As the snow intensifies today, Dover Assistant Fire Chief Paul Haas is urging motorists to avoid driving, if possible.

    "Road conditions will deteriorate quickly as the storm builds, continuing through Monday," Haas said. "We suggest people avoid driving, if possible, as a matter of safety and to allow snowplows to clear the roads."

    Much of the snow removal operations on Monday will consist of maintenance plowing, Haas said, as crews work to keep the City's streets and road shoulders clear.

  • Orchard Street Parking Garage full

    posted on: 2/9/2017 updated: 2/12/2017

    The public Parking Garage on Orchard Street is full, according to the Parking Bureau. 

    Parking is available in other city controlled lots, but motorists should be aware of overnight parking restrictions for the removal of snow.

  • Central Avenue Bridge repairs topic of public meeting

    posted on: 2/3/2017; updated: 2/10/2017

    Beginning in late March or early April, repairs to the Central Avenue Bridge in downtown Dover will temporarily alter the traffic pattern and prohibit on-street parking for the entire span of the bridge. These restrictions will remain in place for the duration of the work, expected to be 10 weeks. The bridge sidewalks will remain open and accessible, with the exception of brief closures necessary to complete the work.

    To provide more information about the project and its traffic implications to residents, businesses, and abutters, a public information session is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m., at the Dover Police Station, 46 Chestnut St. City officials and representatives from the project contractor, Evroks Corporation, will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional details about the work.

  • Dover Recreation to hold spring sports sign-ups Feb. 11

    posted on: 2/6/2017

    Dover Recreation will hold sign-ups for spring sports on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the McConnell Center Cafeteria. The McConnell Center is located at 61 Locust St.

    For more information, including the spring sports sign-up flyer and detailed information about each league, visit www.dover.nh.gov/government/city-operations/recreation.

  • Dover committee to host snowshoeing hike under a full moon

    posted on: 1/27/2017

    Join the Dover Open Lands Committee for a full moon snowshoe hike on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.

    The group will gather at the Community Trail parking lot along the Cocheco River on Watson Road at 6:30 p.m.

    The hike is a leisurely walk along the trail and will return on the same path to the parking lot, where hot chocolate and snacks will be served.

  • Clerk’s office unable to process motor vehicle registrations during state computer upgrade

    posted on: 1/25/2017; updated: 1/27/2017

    The Dover City Clerk’s office will be unable to process motor vehicle registrations from Friday, Feb. 17 to Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 while the state installs a new computer system. The new system is expected to be online beginning Wednesday, Feb. 22, and registrations will resume at that time.

    The installation of the new system, known as VISION, by the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles will affect vehicle registration processing statewide during this time.

  • Crews to clear snow downtown on Friday

    posted on: 1/25/2017

    Community Services crews will clear snow and ice from sidewalks and curbs throughout downtown on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, beginning at 1 a.m.

    Vehicles interfering with snow removal will be towed at the vehicle owner's expense.

    Downtown employees working after 1 a.m. on Friday should park in one of the following City of Dover controlled parking lots: Third Street lot; Chestnut Street lot; Transportation Center lot; Locust Street lot; or the Orchard Street Parking Garage.

  • Portion of Fourth Street to close Wednesday for utility work

    posted on: 1/23/2017

    Fourth Street will be closed between Grove and Chestnut streets on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for emergency utility work by a private contractor.

    During the road closure, traffic will be diverted to Third or Fifth streets.

    The road may remain closed on Thursday, Jan. 26, if necessary to complete the work.

  • Exploring the Canadian Barren Lands by canoe

    posted on: 1/23/2017

    Seven years ago Bill Ulinski followed Alex Hall, a wolf biologist, through the Canadian Barren Lands. They travelled more than 100 miles by canoe and hiked in the habitat of grizzly bears, tundra wolves, musk ox, and wolverines.

    On Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m., Ulinski will present a slide show of his adventures above tree line at the Dover Public Library. The 2009 trip, led by Hall, sent the group of 10 on a guided canoe trip south of the Thelon Sanctuary in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

  • The homeless in Dover and how to help is topic of Library discussion

    posted on: 1/19/2017

    For 27 years My Friend’s Place has been providing emergency shelter, transitional housing and support for homeless men, women and families. On Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 at 7 p.m., join Executive Director Susan Ford at the Dover Public Library for an informal discussion about the homeless shelter and how the community can help those in need.

    The talk is sponsored by the New Hampshire Harry Potter Alliance, a non-profit library-affiliated community service group that encourages volunteering as a way for fans to become heroes. The discussion will include a brief overview of the shelter and invite attendees to participate by asking questions or sharing their own stories.

  • Don't forget the drought this winter

    posted on: 1/17/2017

    It's winter and there's snow on the ground, but that doesn't mean its time to forget the drought.

    Dover and southern New Hampshire experienced an extreme drought over the last several months, leading to voluntary water restrictions and requests for water conservation in Dover. Drought conditions in Dover were recently changed from extreme to severe, thanks to recent snow and rainfall. However, it's important to remember that Dover and most of southern New Hampshire still remains in a severe drought, even in the winter. Precipitation levels are still short of the amount necessary to replenish the underground reservoirs from which the city draws its water.

  • Dover Library postpones Ramblin’ Richard performance

    posted on: 1/6/2017; updated: 1/17/2017

    Due to the weather, the Tuesday, Jan. 17, performance by noted musician and song historian “Ramblin’ Richard” has been postponed until Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

    The Feb. 13 performance of Ramblin’ Richard's “Familiar Songs, Unfamiliar Stories”  will begin at 7 p.m.

    This entertaining program will bring to light the fascinating, and largely unknown, stories behind some beloved American classics such as “Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)”, “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”, and “Goodnight, Irene”.