Recent News and Announcements

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

  • Curbside weed control continues Friday

    posted on: 9/20/2018

    The City of Dover's annual curbside weed control operations will conclude for the season on Friday, Sept. 21.

    Curbside weed control spraying focuses on heavily used sidewalks, some city streets, roadside shoulders, guardrails and the area near signage.

    Curbside weed control began in July. The work typically continues throughout the summer and concludes in September.

    When left unchecked, weeds and other plants can cause significant damage to the city's streets and sidewalks. Responsible weed control protects and extends the life of these significant investments and help maintain the aesthetic appeal of Dover.

  • Crews to begin citywide hydrant flushing Sept. 30

    posted on: 9/17/2018

    The Community Services Utilities Division will begin flushing fire hydrants throughout the city on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. 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.

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

  • Exit 5 on Spaulding Turnpike closed permanently

    posted on: 9/12/2018

    The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces the planned permanent closure of the Exit 5 northbound on-ramp on the Spaulding Turnpike (NH 16) in Dover to facilitate the reconstruction of the Spaulding Turnpike between the Little Bay Bridge and the Dover Toll Plaza.

    The Spaulding Turnpike Exit 5 northbound on-ramp is now permanently closed to vehicular traffic for the construction of the new northbound lanes of the Spaulding Turnpike. This permanent closure is part of the overall planned improvements to the Spaulding Turnpike corridor to allow for the safe flow of traffic from the northbound Spaulding Turnpike onto the new Exit 6 northbound off-ramp that will be opened in the fall of 2018.

  • Dover Recreation offers new fitness class

    posted on: 9/6/2018

    Dover Recreation is pleased to offer a new fitness class, Functional Fit with Holly, beginning on Monday, Sept. 10. Participants will develop functional and optimal strength using a variety of equipment such as dumbbells, medicine balls, stability balls, tubing, steps, bands and more. The exercises will change every week for a total body strength workout that is fun and challenging for any fitness level.

    Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 10 to Oct. 17, 8:15 to 9 a.m.

    The cost of the class is $60 for residents, $72 for nonresidents and $8 per class if not registered, space permitting.

    Space is limited. Register at the McConnell Center, located at 61 Locust Street, Door #3, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Open Lands Committee to host kayak tour Sept. 16

    posted on: 9/5/2018

    Join the Dover Open Lands Committee for a guided kayak tour along the Cochecho River on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m. to help celebrate National Estuaries week. The tour begins at the new paddle sports dock on Dover's waterfront, located at 31 River St.

    Special guest Melissa Paly, the Great Bay/Piscataqua Waterkeeper with the Conservation Law Foundation, will discuss the significance of the tidal river and how to maintain the health of the river and Great Bay.

    All participants are required to sign a liability waiver form at the event and will need to supply their own kayaks and life vests.

  • State DOT seeks public input on pedestrian and bike access across Little Bay

    posted on: 9/4/2018

    The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) will be seeking public input on alternatives for maintaining pedestrian and bicycle access across the Little Bay between the City of Dover and the Town of Newington. The solicitation for public input is to seek comments on the reassessment of the 2008 Federal Highway Administration's issuance of the Record of Decision specific to the rehabilitation and the re-evaluation of other alternatives for the General Sullivan Bridge (GSB) in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

    The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., at the Dover City Hall Auditorium, 288 Central Ave., in Dover.

    Alternatives ranging from rehabilitation to complete replacement of the GSB will be presented for public input. In addition, the Department will provide an update on the construction for the widening of the 3.5-mile section of the Spaulding Turnpike (NH Rte.16). beginning north of Exit 1 in Newington and running northerly to the Dover Toll Plaza, located just north of Exit 6 (US Route 4) in Dover.

  • City Clerk to test ballot machines Sept. 4

    posted on: 8/31/2018

    The City Clerk will test the City's AccuVote electronic ballot machines on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, starting at 1 p.m. in the Council Conference Room at City Hall. Ballot machine testing precedes the Tuesday, Sept. 11 state primary election, and is open to all.

    For more information, contact the City Clerk's office at 516-6018.

  • City issues reminder on placement of political advertising

    posted on: 8/30/2018

    Now that the local primary election season is underway, the City of Dover Planning and Community Development Department would like to remind candidates and their supporters of the rules for the placement of political advertising.

    Political advertising signs are regulated by state law (NH RSA 664:17) and City code (Chapter 170, Section 170-32.L). Political advertising is not permitted within any city-owned rights-of-way.

    According to Assistant City Manager Christopher Parker, signs should be placed behind utility poles, away from the street side, and never on a utility pole. Where there are sidewalks, the backside of a sidewalk is generally the start of private property, behind which a sign may be placed. Additionally, political advertising should only be located where the private property owner has given the candidate written consent.

  • Jenny Thompson Pool closes for season Sept. 3

    posted on: 8/29/2018

    As the season comes to an end, the schedule for the Jenny Thompson Outdoor Pool through Labor Day weekend has been revised. The pool closes on Monday, Sept. 3.

    Recreational swim will be offered every day from 1 to 4 p.m. except on Thursday, Aug. 30. Adult lap swim will be offered every day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. except on Saturday, Sept. 1 when it will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. View the schedule online for the complete list of sessions and times.

    The Jenny Thompson Outdoor Pool is a 50-meter competition pool located at 110 Portland Avenue next to the Dover Ice Arena.

  • Supervisors of the Checklist in session Sept. 4

    posted on: 8/28/2018

    The Supervisors of the Checklist will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, from 3 to 3:30 p.m., at the City Clerk's office at City Hall, 288 Central Ave.

    During this session, supervisors will register new voters, changes of address and names, and make other necessary corrections to the checklist. Voters cannot change
    party affiliation during this session.

    For more information, contact the City Clerk's office at 516-6018.

  • City seeks public input on architectural design guidelines

    posted on: 8/22/2018; updated: 8/27/2018

    The City of Dover has secured funding from Plan NH and others, and is partnering with Resilience Planning and Design LLC to engage the community and solicit feedback to help develop Architectural and Urban Design Guidelines for the Central Business District.

    Both Resilience Planning and the Department of Planning and Community Development have initiated a public engagement process and launched a Visual Preference Survey. A Visual Preference Survey allows citizens to rate visual concepts of building designs, landscape characteristics, architectural styles, streetscape features, and more. The feedback collected helps the city understand what the public envisions for the Central Business District.

  • Registration now open for Citizens’ Leadership Academy

    posted on: 8/21/2018

    The Greater Dover of Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce it will host the 2018 Eastern Bank Citizens’ Leadership Academy along with the City of Dover this October. The program will offer Garrison City residents a firsthand look at local government and municipal operations, as well as provide attendees with opportunities to participate in shaping the future of the city.

    "Citizens' Leadership Academy is a great opportunity to learn more about local governance in Dover and discover how to become a better informed and involved citizen," said Dover City Manager J. Michael Joyal, Jr. "The program is structured to give participants an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the various city departments and a behind-the-scenes look at how they each support and contribute to the quality of life we enjoy in our community."

    This year’s Citizens’ Leadership Academy will include presentations by City Manager, J. Michael Joyal, Jr.; Assistant City Manager and Director of Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Christopher G. Parker; Economic Development Director Daniel Barufaldi; Library Director Cathy Beaudoin; Superintendent of Schools William Harbron; Fire Chief Eric Hagman; Police Chief Bill Breault and Recreation Director Gary Bannon. The program will also include a visit to the North End Fire Station and a bus tour of the City’s Community Services facilities led by John Storer, Director of Community Services.

  • Library now offers Dover High School yearbooks online

    posted on: 8/21/2018

    The Dover Public Library has digitalized its collection of Dover High School yearbooks. Now with the click of a mouse you can search through the yearbooks by activities, names, or just browse through page by page. You can look through the yearbooks for 1915 and 1945-2013. And access is free.

    There are a variety of searches you can perform. You can enter “Dover High School” and the year in the search box to browse through the entire yearbook. You can limit a search to a student or teacher name, or by the year or decade. You may also search by extracurricular activity like band or a sport. You can even search by class clown.

  • Adopt-a-Trail helps keep Community Trail vibrant

    posted on: 8/6/2018

    The City of Dover and the Dover Community Trail Advisory Committee invite organizations, companies, and general trail lovers to participate in the new Adopt-a-Trail Section program. Volunteer adopters help maintain the beauty and function of the Dover Community Trail by removing litter, trimming overgrowth, and reporting maintenance concerns to the city. Adopters may be individuals, organizations, or civic groups and will be recognized with signage along the trail.

    “The Community Trail is a gem in the City of Dover in large part due to the volunteers who assist in cleaning and maintaining the trail throughout the year,” said Assistant City Planner Donna Benton.

    The Dover Community Trail is a multi-use trail in Dover. It comprises of two sections: a paved urban section stretching three-quarters of a mile from the Transportation Center to Fisher Street, and a natural section two and a half miles long following the Cochecho River from Beckwith Ballfields to Watson Road. Opening in 2018 are further connections from Fisher Street to the corner of Central Avenue and Rutland Street, and from Fourth Street to the Beckwith Ballfields.

  • AARP welcomes Dover as latest member of Age-Friendly Communities

    posted on: 8/2/2018

    AARP is pleased to welcome Dover as the latest member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. As the latest community to sign on to the network, Dover’s civic leaders will have access to global resources and information on age-friendly best practices, models of assessment and implementation, and the experiences of towns and cities around the world.

    The network helps participating communities become great places for people of all ages by adopting features such as safe, walkable streets; better housing and transportation options; access to key services; and opportunities for residents to participate in civic and community activities.

    “Well-designed, livable communities promote wellbeing, sustain economic growth, and make for happier, healthier residents of all ages, said AARP New Hampshire State Director Todd Fahey. “By becoming part of the network, Dover is making a commitment to do even more to improve livability in the city and involve older residents in the process.”

    “Dover is a community for ALL ages and appreciates the continuing contribution of our aging population segment that has made our city a great place to live and work,” said Dover Mayor Karen Weston.

  • City to hold informational meeting on Whittier Street sidewalks

    posted on: 7/31/2018

    The City of Dover will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, Aug. 2 to discuss the Whittier Street Sidewalk Project. The project is expected to begin during the 2019 construction season. The informational session will be held at Community Services, 271 Mast Road, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    During this session, Community Services staff will present preliminary design plans for the Whittier Street project. The project will include installing a sidewalk on Whittier Street from Sixth Street to Glenwood Avenue.

    A description of the proposed improvements will be provided during this session, and time will be allotted for residents to provide input on these improvements and to ask questions of the city engineer and officials.

  • Dover Listens to host 'Community Connection' during Dover Night Out

    posted on: 7/30/2018

    Dover Listens will host the first "Dover Community Connection" on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Henry Law Park. The event is being held alongside Dover Night Out. Dover Community Connection is intended to give Dover neighbors a chance to meet the community around them.

    Representatives from Dover Listens, the School District, the Public Library, and the City of Dover will be on hand to answer frequently asked questions.

    For more information, visit www.facebook.com/DoverListens.

  • City of Dover seeks Ward 2 moderator

    posted on: 7/25/2018; updated: 7/29/2018

    The City Clerk's Office is seeking a Ward 2 moderator. The moderator must be a registered voter of Ward 2.

    The City Clerk's office provides training to all election workers.

    The moderator is the chief election officer in charge of the polls at the ward level. The moderator is under the direction of the City Clerk, the city’s chief election officer. The moderator is responsible for making certain that all the election officers are available on the day of the election and that each is familiar with their respective duties for the day. During the election day, the moderator is charged with maintaining order at the polling place. The City Clerk's Office provides technical and administrative assistance throughout the day.

  • Road closures and parking restrictions in place for Saturday road race

    posted on: 7/27/2018

    Dover Police William M. Breault announces the following road closures and parking restrictions for the SIX03 Summerfest 10K/5K Race event, which is part of the Dover Race Series. This event includes a combined 5K and 10K course run simultaneously, starting at the Dover Ice Arena (110 Portland Ave.) and ending at Philbrick’s Sports (161 Portland Ave). More information is available at http://six03endurance.com/summerfest-10k/.

    On Saturday, July 28, 2018, the following road closures will be in effect:

  • Dover Fire and Rescue offering free smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to most vulnerable

    posted on: 7/24/2018

    The City of Dover Fire and Rescue is partnering with the New Hampshire Fire Marshal to provide free smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors to the city’s most vulnerable populations. The program is possible through a FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant.

    The grant program, Get Alarmed New Hampshire, is a carbon monoxide and smoke alarm distribution, installation and education program. The program targets owner-occupied homes with children five years of age and under, adults 60 years of age and older, or people living with a hearing impairment or disability.

    Carbon monoxide and smoke alarms save lives. On average, seven people die every day from a home fire. When a fire starts in a home, there may be as little as two minutes to escape. Carbon monoxide (CO) is the silent killer. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. Alarms are your best defense to keep you and your family safe.

  • City of Dover and surrounding towns to hold Hazardous Waste Collection Day

    posted on: 7/23/2018

    The City of Dover, along with the towns of Rollinsford, Lee and Madbury, will hold a Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the City's Community Services facility, 271 Mast Road.

    The goal of Hazardous Waste Collection Day is to allow for the proper disposal of household hazardous materials. Residents of the four communities can bring household hazardous waste to Community Services for safe disposal.

    The following household waste will be accepted: fertilizer with acids; bathroom cleaners; brush cleaner; pesticides car waxes/polish; disinfectants; corrosives; fungicides; creosote; furniture polish paint/stain/finish; insect spray; driveway sealers/tar; metal polish (lead and oil based); lighter fluid; flea powder; mothballs; rust preventative; pest strips/traps; gasoline; oven cleaner; solvents; pesticides; radiator flush; photo chemicals; thinner/turpentine; poisons; roofing tar; rug cleaner; wood preservatives; pool chemicals; and wood strippers.

  • City's water quality reports available online; Dover’s water supply remains safe

    posted on: 7/18/2018

    Dover's Ireland Well, located within the Pudding Hill Aquifer, remains offline after the detection this week of perfluorinated compounds -- PFOA, PFOS and PFHpA -- that exceed the Environmental Protection Agency's most recent health advisory level of 70 parts per trillion (ppt). The well was voluntarily taken offline in June when levels of perfluorinated compounds increased to 48 ppt, still within established health advisory levels.

    No water with values in excess of the EPA’s advisory level of 70 ppt was supplied to customers.

    In 2015, the city voluntarily closed the Griffin Well, also located within the Pudding Hill Aquifer. That decision was based on low levels of three perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) detected at the site, adjacent to the former Madbury Metals on Route 155. As is the case with the Ireland Well, the decision to close the Griffin Well was made out of an abundance of caution, despite the PFC levels being well below current Environmental Protection Agency guidelines. Also out of an abundance of caution, the city is limiting use of the new Dover Pudding Hill 1 (DPH1), which draws from the Pudding Hill Aquifer.

    The city’s remaining seven wells are routinely tested and remain a safe source of drinking water. None of these wells have tested positive for the same PFC compounds.

  • Cookbook booksale at Dover Public Library

    posted on: 7/13/2018

    In conjunction with “Dover Dines Restaurant Week”, the Friends of the Dover Public Library will hold a special “Cookbooks Only” booksale for one week at the library’s main desk from Monday, July 16 through Saturday, July 21. Prices will range from $1 to $3 and the stock will include a very large selection of softcovers and hardcovers, local community cookbooks, exotic foreign cuisines, and everything in between.

    The sale will take place during regular library hours: Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Thursday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Neighborhood meeting to focus on Spur Road reconstruction

    posted on: 7/13/2018

    The City of Dover will hold an informational neighborhood meeting about the planned reconstruction of Spur Road on Thursday, July 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at City Hall.

    The work is planned for the 2019 construction season.

    During the informational session, Community Services staff will present preliminary information about the reconstruction project, which includes water main replacements, drainage improvements and roadway reconstruction.

    During this session, staff will also present the overall project limits and anticipated timeline.

    City staff is seeking feedback from residents and abutters as the design process begins.

  • Sewer smoke testing in downtown Dover begins July 12

    posted on: 7/6/2018

    On July 12 and 13, 2018 crews will test the sanitary sewers in a portion of downtown Dover by blowing nontoxic smoke into the sewer system. This process – smoke testing – can help the City locate spots where stormwater and groundwater can enter the sewer system.

    Crews from Wright-Pierce will oversee and conduct the smoke testing. Community Services crews will monitor the testing. Smoke testing will occur between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day.

    Smoke testing involves forcing nontoxic, harmless smoke through the sewer system. The odorless smoke used will not stain clothes or furniture and does not create a fire hazard. Smoke will appear if there are leaks in the system. Some smoke may enter homes and businesses if there are dried up drain pipes or defective plumbing. Residents in the area being tested can fill seldom-used drains with water to prevent smoke from entering the home.

  • New construction debris, Freon disposal rates in effect

    posted on: 7/5/2018

    New rates for construction debris disposal at the Recycling Center on Mast Road are now in effect. For residents, the rate is 10 cents per pound, with a minimum charge of $5. The rate for contractors is 15 cents per pound with a minimum charge of $25.

    Residents and contractors are required to pay on a per-load basis. Running a tab or paying after a final load is not permitted. Trucks larger than a one-ton dump truck are not permitted.

    In addition, the disposal fee for items containing Freon has increased to $20. Items containing Freon include refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, humidifiers and dehumidifiers.

  • Parking restrictions in place Wednesday for Independence Day celebration

    posted on: 7/3/2018

    To accommodate vendor set-up and other arrangements for the City of Dover Independence Day celebration, on-street parking will be restricted on Wednesday, July 4 after 1 p.m. on Henry Law Avenue, adjacent to Henry Law Park, from Washington Street to George Street.

    During the concert at the Rotary Arts Pavilion at Henry Law Park between 7 and 9 p.m., additional handicapped parking will be available on Washington Street near the Children’s Museum and on Henry Law Avenue near Washington Street. These areas will be marked.

    The Dover municipal parking garage will be open throughout the July 4 holiday on a first-come, first-served basis and may only be used for public parking. Parking spaces within or on the top level of the garage may not be “reserved” or otherwise obstructed for fireworks viewing.

  • City of Dover opens cooling center

    posted on: 7/2/2018

    Due to the weather, the City of Dover has opened a cooling center to help provide relief from the heat. The cooling center is located in the McConnell Center cafeteria and will be open during regular hours, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The McConnell Center is closed on Wednesday for the Independence Day holiday.

    Those seeking to use the cooling center should enter the McConnell Center through Door #3 and check in at the Recreation Department front desk for directions to the cooling center locations.

    A heat advisory is in effect for Dover today, according to the National Weather Service. A period of hot temperatures in the mid-90s is expected to continue into the evening. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

    As the hot and humid weather continues, Fire Chief Eric Hagman urges residents to check on elderly neighbors, stay indoors if possible during the hottest part of the day, wear light-colored clothing while outside, and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day. The combination of heat and high humidity can put people at risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

  • City offices, facilities closed Wednesday for Independence Day

    posted on: 7/1/2018

    City administrative offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, for Independence Day. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, July 5.

    The Public Library, McConnell Center and some Recreation facilities, including the Indoor Pool and Community Senior Center, will also be closed on July 4.

    Curbside trash and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day Wednesday for the remainder of the week.

  • Dover celebrates 4th of July with music and fireworks

    posted on: 6/24/2018

    The City of Dover’s annual 4th of July fireworks display will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.

    Henry Law Park and the surrounding downtown areas are the best locations to view the fireworks.

    The fireworks display will be preceded by a performance of the 39th Army Band at the Rotary Arts Pavilion, from 7 to 9 p.m. Food and novelty vendors will be available at Henry Law Park.

    The rain date for the fireworks display is Thursday, July 5, 2018.

  • Alumni Drive to close June 25 during high school construction

    posted on: 6/21/2018

    Between Monday, June 25 and Friday, July 20, Alumni Drive will be closed to all traffic during weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. In addition to weekdays, two Saturday workdays are planned on June 30 and July 7. The road will otherwise be open to traffic overnight and on weekends.

    The closure is required to accommodate work at the Dover High School construction project.

  • UNH fellow to measure Dover’s carbon and nitrogen output

    posted on: 6/18/2018

    Jackson KaspariThe City of Dover’s Planning and Community Development Department has welcomed Jackson Kaspari to City Hall for the summer as a University of New Hampshire Sustainability Fellow. Dover was selected to host one of the UNH Sustainability Institute’s 23 fellowships in 2018. These fellowships pair outstanding graduate and undergraduate students with competitive, challenging, multi-disciplinary projects based with organizations and communities throughout New England.

    The City’s project will be a first in New Hampshire. The project is not only a calculation of the carbon footprint of municipal operations, but also the nitrogen footprint created by the City’s facilities, fleets, school food purchases, fertilizer program, and wastewater treatment methods.
    Kaspari will utilize a tool developed by UNH, the Sustainability Indicator Management and Analysis Platform (SIMAP), which was designed for campus analyses. Part of Kaspari’s work will be to begin to modify the tool in ways more directly applicable to municipalities.

  • 2018 Summer Reading Program

    posted on: 6/18/2018

    Are you ready to rock and read? Join us this summer at the Dover Public Library to see how “Libraries Rock!” Readers of all ages can register for the reading program beginning on Monday, June 25 starting at 9 a.m. The more you read, the more chances you have to win prizes. If you sign-up for the program between June 25 and June 30, your name will be entered in a raffle to win a ukulele donated by Guitar Center of Portsmouth. Stop in the children’s room anytime to sit and read in our rocking chair donated by Ross Furniture.

  • Traffic restrictions and road closures in place for Sunday 5K

    posted on: 6/15/2018

    On Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 9 a.m., the Father’s Day 5K Run/Walk event will be held at Margaritas on Members Way. This event is part of the Dover Race Series and benefits Goodwin Community Health.

    Between 9 and 9:15 a.m., Sixth Street will be closed in the northerly direction at Indian Brook Drive to accommodate the early portion of the race course.

    Members Way will be closed to all traffic from 8:45 to 10 a.m.

    Venture Drive will be closed to all traffic from 9 to 10 a.m.

  • Dover Rising Waters initiative holding contest for young artists

    posted on: 6/11/2018; updated: 6/15/2018

    The Dover Rising Waters initiative is a group of volunteer citizens working to implement climate actions identified in the City's Master Plan. Its first undertaking, the High Water Mark Project, seeks to engage community members in proposing and implementing public art projects that convey future flood risks as sea levels rise and extreme precipitation events become more frequent and intense. The goal of the project will be visualized through public art projects in Dover that spark community conversations about the impacts of flooding and rising sea levels.

  • State planners name Dover’s Climate Adaptation Chapter of Master Plan as Plan of the Year

    posted on: 6/6/2018

    On behalf of the City of Dover, the Planning and Community Development Department is pleased to announce the City’s recently adopted Climate Adaptation Chapter of the Master Plan is the New Hampshire Planning Association’s Plan of the Year. The Climate Adaptation Chapter was adopted by the Planning Board in February 2018.

    The Climate Adaption Chapter represents another step in the City’s ongoing efforts to recognize, understand and address effects of Climate Change. The chapter examines climate change in a comprehensive manner and is designed to inform future land use decisions and identify public and private risk and vulnerability. Specifically, the plan highlights the following topics: water availability and quality, health and safety, food, energy, infrastructure, and natural resources. Each topic was prepared with the best available existing condition data, as well as projected impact data associated with climate change.

  • Dover Arts Commission to host Community Art Day June 10

    posted on: 6/5/2018

    Dover artist Brian Cartier and youth from the Dover Teen Center have been busy planning and creating a vibrant new mural for Henry Law Park that celebrates diversity, inclusiveness, and community. In keeping with those themes, Dover residents can also have a hand in this exciting public art project when the Dover Arts Commission hosts Community Art Day on Sunday, June 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. During the event, citizens of all ages and abilities will have a chance to honor their family heritage by adding their handprints on a world map to show their city, state, or country of origin. At the same time, they will be helping to illustrate Dover’s diverse population for generations to come.

  • Chestnut Street parking restrictions in place Thursday for paving

    posted on: 6/4/2018; updated: 6/5/2018

    On-street parking on Chestnut Street will be prohibited on Thursday, June 7, beginning at 7 p.m., to allow crews to grind and pave the road, weather permitting. Parking restrictions will remain in place until 7 a.m. on Friday, June 8, when the work is expected to conclude.

    The road will close to all traffic on Thursday at 9 p.m. 

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

  • Supervisors of the Checklist in session June 5

    posted on: 5/31/2018

    The Supervisors of the Checklist will meet on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 7 to 7:30 p.m., at the City Clerk's office at City Hall, 288 Central Ave.

    During this session, supervisors will register new voters, make changes of address and name, make changes of party affiliation, and make other necessary corrections to the checklist.

    For more information, contact the City Clerk's office at 516-6018.

  • Temporary ramp closure on the Spaulding Turnpike in Dover

    posted on: 5/29/2018

    The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces an upcoming seven-day ramp closure at Exit 5 on the Spaulding Turnpike (NH 16) in Dover to facilitate the reconstruction of the Spaulding Turnpike between the Little Bay Bridge and the Dover Toll Plaza.

    On the evening of Thursday, May 31, 2018, the Spaulding Turnpike Exit 5 northbound on-ramp will be closed to vehicular traffic for roadway reconstruction across the existing ramp. This temporary ramp closure will continue until Thursday, June 7, 2018 when the on-ramp will be re-opened to traffic.

  • Stark Avenue work may cause water service interruptions

    posted on: 5/24/2018; updated: 5/29/2018

    On Tuesday, May 29, the City of Dover will begin water service improvements on Stark Avenue. This work will continue until Friday, June, 8, 2018.

    During this time there may be interruptions to water service. These interruptions will last approximately one to three hours.

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

  • City Hall closed Memorial Day; Trash pickup delayed by one day

    posted on: 5/26/2018

    City administrative offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    The Dover Public Library will also be closed on Monday, May 28.

    In addition, there is no trash pickup and curbside recycling on Monday, May 28, 2018. Trash and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day the week of May 28.

    Memorial Day is also one of several parking holidays each year, during which time motorists are not required to pay for parking.

  • Dover Memorial Day ceremony is May 28

    posted on: 5/22/2018

    Memorial Day services in Dover will be held on Monday, May 28, 2018, at 6 p.m., at Pine Hill Cemetery.

    The ceremony will include guest speakers, the playing of Taps, placing of the wreath, massing of the colors by the Naval Junior ROTC, an invocation and closing prayer. Mayor Karen Weston will give opening remarks.

    The master of ceremonies is Davide Wiggin, Dover commander of the Disabled American Veterans.

    The ceremony is organized by the Dover Veterans Council and is held rain or shine.

  • Placement of flowers at Pine Hill Cemetery

    posted on: 5/21/2018

    Flowers may be placed on lots at Pine Hill Cemetery seven days before May 30 and must be removed no later than seven days after May 30, 2018. No flowers may be planted in the ground. No glass or breakable containers will be permitted on the lot. Only lots that have monuments with extended bases or cement pads on the side of the monument will be allowed to display flowers after June 6.

    Items that do not conform with the above rules and regulations (such as solar lights, remembrance lights, wooden signs, shepherds hooks and personal items) will be removed and disposed of by the Cemetery Department.

  • Developer to update abutters on Third Street development

    posted on: 5/21/2018

    The developer of the Third Street Parking Lot will hold a meeting to update abutters and interested parties at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22.

    The meeting will be held in the Second Floor Conference room at City Hall. The conference room is adjacent to the Finance Department offices.

  • Road closures and traffic restrictions in place Sunday for road race

    posted on: 5/17/2018

    On Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10 a.m., the Spirit of Recovery 5K Run/Walk event will be held at Liberty Mutual on Liberty Way. This event is part of the Dover Race Series.

    Between 10 and 10:15 a.m., Sixth Street will be closed in both directions to accommodate the early portion of the race course, between the Indian Brook Drive and Liberty Way intersection and the Education Way and Venture Drive intersection.

    Motorists should expect lane shifts and brief delays on Sixth Street between 10 and 11 a.m. Dover Police officers will be on hand to help control the flow of traffic. Parking for the event will be at Liberty Mutual, 100 Liberty Way. The course follows an out-and-back route utilizing Liberty Way, Sixth Street, and Education Way (Measured Progress).

  • Arbor Day Foundation names Dover Tree City USA

    posted on: 5/17/2018

    Dover was named a 2017 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.

    "Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand," said Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it's through volunteer engagement or public education."

  • High School JBC to hold public session on turf field

    posted on: 5/13/2018

    The Dover High School and Regional CTC Joint Building Committee will hold an informational session on the turf field proposed for the new high school.

    The discussion, which is open to the public and includes an opportunity for residents to speak, will occur during the regular meeting of the JBC, which begins at 4:30 in Room 306 at the McConnell Center. Discussion on the turf field is expected to begin about 5:45 p.m.

    The meeting agenda can be viewed here.

  • Electric vehicle charging stations now open at the Orchard Street Parking Garage

    posted on: 5/11/2018

    Chairman of the City of Dover Parking Commission, Charles D. Reynolds, is pleased to announce the opening of parking spaces dedicated for electric vehicle charging in the Orchard Street Parking Garage.

    Through a grant from Telsa, Inc., the City received four wall-mount units at no cost, as well as $4,000 towards installation. The Electric Vehicle Charging (EVC) wall units are on the second floor in the northeast corner of the garage, just above the interior entrance to the Police Station. Two wall units are dedicated Tesla units and two are universal stations available to any non-Tesla plug-in electric vehicle. The four units will be shared among three parking spaces to allow for several combinations for universal and Tesla vehicles.

  • Road closures in place Sunday for road race

    posted on: 5/11/2018

    Dover Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. announces the following road closures for the 10th annual Moms on the Run Mother’s Day 5K event, which is part of the Dover Race Series.

    On Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 9 a.m., the following road closures will be in effect: