Recent News and Announcements

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

  • Dover High School hosts Jazz In The Park June 9

    posted on: 6/5/2017

    The Dover High School Jazz Band and Sound Waves Vocal Group will hold the third annual "Jazz in the Park!" concert on Friday, June 9, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Rotary Arts Pavilion, Henry Law Park.

    Special guest artist Sharon Jones, a jazz and blues singer from Portsmouth, will sing with students and perform her own set.

    The jazz band will play selections from Miles Davis, Michael Buble, Count Basie and more.

  • New Hampshire coastal group names Dover Planner Steve Bird climate change champion

    posted on: 6/4/2017

    Steve BirdAt the 2017 New Hampshire Coastal Climate Summit, held Thursday, May 25, 2017, the New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (CAW), recognized Dover City Planner Steve Bird as its third annual NH CAW Climate Adaptation Community Champion. The award recognizes local leaders who apply climate-related research to community outreach, typically in conjunction with CAW members.

    The Coastal Adaptation Workshop is a collaboration of 24 organizations working to ensure coastal watershed communities are resourceful and prepared for the effects of extreme weather and long-term climate change. Scientific researchers, municipal staff, as well as local land-use board and commission members attended the summit, held at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center in Greenland.

  • Traffic and parking restrictions in place June 5 for annual Soap Box Derby

    posted on: 6/2/2017

    Dover Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. announces the following street closings, parking restrictions, and traffic detour information for Sunday, June 4, 2017 during the New Hampshire Soap Box Derby in the City of Dover.

    From 8 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m., Broadway will be closed to all traffic between the intersections of Oak Street and Hill Street. All through traffic will be diverted via neighborhood streets, including Park and Hill streets. Oak Street will remain open.

    Effective at 6 a.m. on that date, on-street parking will be prohibited on Broadway between Oak and Hill streets. Residents and business owners with driveways on this section of Broadway, or on Rose Street, will not be able to access their driveways by car during this time period and must plan ahead to park on nearby side streets.

  • Oak Street restrictions in place on Saturday

    posted on: 6/1/2017

    On Saturday, June 3, 2017 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., a segment of Oak Street will be open to one-way traffic from Portland Avenue toward Atlantic Avenue. Emergency vehicles should be able to pass in any direction.

    Paintworks and Hot Rod City LLC will hold an annual open house event at 99 Oak St. (the former National Guard Armory). The traffic pattern will allow for overflow parking along Oak Street, which does not have adequate shoulders to accommodate on-street parking.

  • City of Dover hosts clothing drive to benefit Epilepsy Foundation

    posted on: 5/30/2017

    The City of Dover is holding a clothing drive in support of the Epilepsy Foundation. Drop-off boxes are located at City Hall, the Liberty North End Fire Station on Sixth Street, and the Dover Public Library.

    Donated items help fund programs and services for people living with epilepsy. The donation drive accepts gently used clothing, jewelry, clothing accessories, handbags, shoes and linens.

  • Spruce Lane closed Tuesday and Wednesday for road work

    posted on: 5/29/2017

    On Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m, Spruce Lane will be closed between Mast Road and Danielle Lane. The closure is necessary for excavation work and is part of the ongoing drainage and road construction project in this area.

    School buses will be allowed to proceed through the work zone and should only experience minor delays at the work site. A traffic control flagger will be stationed at Spruce Lane and Mast Road and at Spruce and Danielle lanes.

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

    posted on: 5/26/2017

    City administrative offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 30, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    The Dover Public Library will also be closed on Monday, May 29.

    In addition, there is no trash pickup and curbside recycling on Monday, May 29, 2017. Trash and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day the week of May 25.

  • Dover Memorial Day ceremony is May 29

    posted on: 5/25/2017

    Memorial Day services in Dover will be held on Monday, May 29, 2017, at 6 p.m., at Pine Hill Cemetery.

    The ceremony will include a guest speaker and the playing of Taps. Mayor Karen Weston will give opening remarks.

    The ceremony is organized by the Dover Veterans Council.

  • Placement of flowers at Pine Hill Cemetery

    posted on: 5/25/2017

    Flowers may be placed on lots at Pine Hill Cemetery seven days before May 30, 2017 and must be removed no later than seven days after May 30. 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.

  • Second Street parking restrictions in place tonight, Thursday for street sweeping

    posted on: 5/24/2017

    Second Street will be posted for no overnight parking beginning tonight and into Thursday morning to allow Community Service crews to sweep the street.

    The work is expected to begin at 3 a.m. on Thursday. Parking restrictions will be lifted at the completion of the work, around 6 a.m.

    Second Street parking permit holders should park in the Transportation Center lot during this work.

  • Take Apart the Library’s Piano on Saturday, May 27

    posted on: 5/22/2017

    The Dover Public Library is pleased to present one of the most unique programs it's offered. After the donation of a new Steinway baby grand piano to the library, staff pondered what to do with the old, battered piano which was slated for the Dumpster.

    The library has hosted several STEM-related “Take Apart” programs in the past, where kids worked with hand tools to disassemble small appliances and electronics, to see what made them tick. So, staff thought, why not take apart a large musical instrument? The Library enlisted the help of our expert piano tuner, Peter Poole, who will lead the deconstruction of the old piano on Saturday, May 27 at 10 a.m. in the Lecture Hall.

  • Chambers to host State of the State

    posted on: 5/21/2017

    The Tri-Chambers of Commerce will host the State of the State with Gov. Chris Sununu on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Cochecho Country Club, 145 Gulf Road, Dover.

    This will be Gov. Sununu's first State of the State of address, delivered to the Tri-Chamber of Commerce business communities of Dover, Rochester and Somersworth.

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

    posted on: 5/19/2017

    On Sunday, May 21, 2017 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).

  • Tobacco-Free Kids honors Dover's Martuscello as Youth Advocate of the Year

    posted on: 5/16/2017

    Hannah MartuscelloHannah Martuscello, 16, of Dover, has been named the East Region Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for her leadership in the fight against tobacco. Hannah was honored May 10 in Washington, D.C.

    Hannah, a sophomore at Dover High School, has testified before the Dover City Council in favor of including e-cigarettes in the city’s smoke-free policy. She and other members of Dover Youth to Youth advocated successfully for the removal of tobacco ads at a store located near schools. She has also met with members of Congress to support U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation of all tobacco products.

    “We are thrilled to honor Hannah as our East Region Youth Advocate of the Year,” said Matthew L. Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. “Young leaders like Hannah are standing up to the tobacco industry, inspiring their peers to be tobacco-free and encouraging elected officials to take action. They are helping create the first tobacco-free generation.”

  • Grab a free breakfast in Dover for Bike/Walk to Work Day 2017

    posted on: 5/8/2017; updated: 5/14/2017

    The Seacoast’s 15th annual Bike/Walk to Work Day is Friday, May 19, 2017. Ride your bike or walk to work, and stop in at one of 11 free commuter breakfasts around the region. In Dover, enjoy a free light breakfast at Dover City Hall from 7 to 10 a.m. and sign-in to enter a raffle of great prizes donated by local businesses.

    Other breakfast locations include Durham/UNH, Exeter, Newmarket, North Hampton, Pease TradePort, Portsmouth Downtown, Rochester, Rye, Stratham, and Kittery, Maine. Participate in the Tour de Breakfast and stop at all of them.

  • Autism advocate to speak at the Library

    posted on: 5/8/2017

    On Monday, May 15, at 7 p.m., Dover residents Megan Miller, and her mother Deb Miller will speak at the Dover Public Library. Megan Miller is an artist and illustrator, speaker and advocate for people with Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism Spectrum, and others with sensory issues. A prolific artist from the time she was a small child, Megan has striven to express, in her art, what it feels like to deal with a world that while beautiful and wondrous, can be overwhelming, incomprehensible, and at times, cruel, to people with differences.

  • Dover Pride Clean-Up Day is May 6

    posted on: 5/1/2017

    One of Dover Main Street’s flagship activities, Dover Pride Clean Up Day, will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 beginning at 8 a.m. and concluding by noon.

    The Dover Pride Clean Up event starts with a pancake breakfast served by the Kiwanis Club at 8 a.m. in the Cochecho Mill Courtyard, 421 Central Ave. From there, hundreds of volunteers, with help from the City's of Dover's Community Services Department, will rake, prune, sweep, mulch, weed, paint and plant their way through multiple sites in the downtown area. Wentworth Greenhouses donates plants for the planters in the downtown core, which volunteers will help install. The event finishes with a pizza lunch back at the Mill Courtyard sponsored by Kendall Pond Pizza. Bottled water and soda is provided by Seacoast Coca-Cola.

  • Spring street sweeping under way

    posted on: 4/21/2017; updated: 5/1/2017

    City of Dover Community Services crews have started spring street sweeping. Work is expected to be completed prior to end of June.

    Street sweeping operations begin at 3 a.m. and continue for two consecutive eight-hour shifts throughout the day.

  • Dover Police to hold 'Drug Take-Back Day' April 29

    posted on: 4/26/2017

    On Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Dover Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent prescription drug and opioid abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Medications can be brought to the Dover Police Department at 46 Chestnut St. for disposal. The service is free, anonymous, and no questions will be asked.

  • Tax bills in the mail

    posted on: 4/25/2017

    The City Clerk and Tax Collector's Office have mailed tax bills to all property owners. Tax bills are expected to arrive to all property owners beginning April 28, 2017.

    The current bill, which is the second half of the annual tax bill, is due by Thursday, June 1, 2017.

    The City of Dover's property tax rate for fiscal year 2017, as calculated by the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration, is $26.29 per $1,000 assessed valuation.

  • 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 nonpublic 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.