Recent News and Announcements

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

  • Filing period for municipal election opens Sept. 11

    posted on: 8/16/2017

    The filing period for the City of Dover municipal election begins Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. and ends Friday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m.

    The municipal election is Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

    Candidates for City Council, School Board, and all ward positions, must be a registered voter in Dover and complete the necessary filing paperwork at the City Clerk's office, located at City Hall. A valid driver's license or passport is required at the time of filing. Candidates for City Council must be a resident of Dover for at least one year.

    Voters will choose candidates for City Council, Mayor, School Board, as well as moderators, ward clerks, supervisors of the checklist and selectmen, from each ward.

  • Crews to work additional hours on Whittier Street Bridge project

    posted on: 8/13/2017

    Beginning the week of Aug. 14, the Whittier Street bridge contractor, E.D. Swett, will work six days per week, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The additional hours are necessary as crews work to open the bridge to traffic prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Additionally, work crews will mobilize very early on Wednesday, Aug. 16 and Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. On Wednesday, crews will be on site at 5 a.m. to receive large steel beams being delivered to the site. Crews will begin at 6 a.m. on Thursday to move the steel beams into position.

  • Support the Dover Veterans Park with engraved brick donation

    posted on: 8/9/2017

    Dover Veterans ParkA new City park to honor all veterans is expected to be constructed and open this fall, in time for Veterans Day. The park will be located on the front lawn of the McConnell Center.

    To help fund the construction and maintenance of the Dover Veterans Park, park organizers have launched a brick donation campaign. The bricks will be installed on the entrance walkway and engraved with the name, military rank and branch and years of service for individual service members. Bricks can be purchased by anyone wishing to honor a veteran who has served our country. A red 4-inch by 8-inch brick costs $50. A larger 8-inch by 8-inch brick costs $100.

    Brick donations can be made online here.

    The Dover Veterans Park was first proposed by a committee consisting of Mayor Karen Weston, City Councilor John O'Connor, City Manager J. Michael Joyal, Jr., and Recreation Director Gary Bannon. The City Council subsequently included some funding for the park in the annual Capital Improvements Program. The McConnell Center was chosen as an ideal location because it is near some of the City's memorial monuments and named after Capt. Joseph McConnell, a Dover native, Korean War Veteran, and the first Triple Jet Ace.

  • National Citizen Survey seeks opinions from Dover residents

    posted on: 8/9/2017

    Residents in the City of Dover are encouraged to participate in the 2017 National Citizen Survey, which provides a snapshot of the community and helps Dover measure service performance and quality, and assess community needs. The survey is now open online to all Dover residents.

    "Participation in the survey is very important," said City Manager J. Michael Joyal, Jr. "Feedback from this survey helps guide decisions that affect our City. I encourage all Dover residents to take the survey and help us chart our community’s future.”

    The results of the National Citizen Survey, combined with other feedback, helps the City Council, various City boards and commissions and the City administration understand and respond appropriately to the needs of the community in the upcoming years, as well as make comparisons with peer cities.

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

    posted on: 7/14/2017; updated: 8/8/2017

    The City of Dover, along with the towns of Rollinsford, Lee and Madbury, will hold a Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, 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.

  • Dover Recreation survey seeks input on new playground

    posted on: 7/31/2017; updated: 8/7/2017

    Dover Recreation is now conducting on online survey about the new Adventure Playground at Henry Law Park. The survey is looking for feedback about the how the park is used and how it can be improved.

    The survey can be accessed here: Adventure Playground Online Survey 

    The new Adventure Playground opened in June. It features a life-size flat-bottomed, vintage gundalow; a net climber; swings and slides; a three-story Garrison Hill tower; a 1,200-pound, 3-foot by 8-foot climbable Alewife granite fish sculpture; a splash pad and water pumps; sand play area; musical instruments and more.

  • Dedication ceremony slated for new Parking Garage murals

    posted on: 8/2/2017

    The Dover Arts Commission and Seymour Osman Community Center will hold a dedication ceremony for new parking garage murals depicting the history of Dover on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., at the Orchard Street Parking Garage. The ceremony will be held on the top floor.

    The Dover Arts Commission submitted a grant application to the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts in 2016 for the creation and installation of mosaic murals at the parking garage, the City‘s first public art installation.

    The five mosaic murals, installed on each level of the garage, were created earlier this year by children ages seven to 12 in an afterschool program at the Seymour Osman Community Center. Assembled under the guidance of Robert Rossel of Epping, a New Hampshire State Council on the Arts’ artist, each mural depicts an iconic Dover landmark. The icons were designed by Pip Clews of Portsmouth. The mural frames were constructed with donated wood by building trades students at Dover High School.

  • Dover to celebrate National Night Out Aug. 1

    posted on: 7/21/2017; updated: 7/31/2017

    Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. is pleased to announce the Dover Police Department will participate in National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 in Henry Law Park. The event will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and is free to the public. National Night Out is a time for community members to meet with police officers, discuss issues, learn what the police do, and unite with the common goal of crime prevention.

    The public will be able to see some of the specialized equipment and vehicles that the police use to carry out their duties including the crime scene and mobile command vehicles. The Police Department’s Mounted Patrol and K9 officers will be at the event and interacting with the public. National Night Out will also feature firefighters and fire apparatus from Dover Fire and Rescue.

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

    posted on: 7/28/2017

    Dover Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. 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 Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 9 a.m., the following street closures will be in effect, in the direction and during the times noted below:

  • Customer Service Center at City Hall to open this fall

    posted on: 7/19/2017

    Residents will soon enjoy a more convenient way to access some of the most utilized services at City Hall. Construction of a new Customer Service Center at City Hall is now under way and on schedule to open this fall.

    The Customer Service Center will occupy the ground floor of City Hall. The space was previously occupied by the Dover Police Department, which moved to a new facility on Chestnut Street in March 2016. Since then, the City has been working on the design, demolition and now construction of the new Customer Service Center. The Water and Sewer billing office, Parking Bureau, City Clerk and Tax Collector Office, and the Information Technology Department will all move to the ground floor of City Hall this fall, allowing residents easy access to customer service in a single location.

  • City of Dover survey seeks community feedback

    posted on: 7/6/2017

    The City of Dover is asking residents to participate in The 2017 National Citizen Survey. The survey is designed to provide a baseline of how the City's government is serving residents, to gauge perceptions of the city and to make comparisons with peer cities.

    The city contracted with National Research Center, Inc. to participate in The NCS, an instrument that was developed in partnership with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in 2001 to provide cities with a low-cost, high-quality method to conduct market research.

    The survey centers on community livability and includes questions about the quality of life in the community, local policies, demographics, rating of local government services and resident use of services.

    A random and scientific sample of 1,400 households will receive invitations to participate in the mail. The confidential responses will be weighted and analyzed.

  • State approves funding for next phase of Dover Community Trail expansion

    posted on: 7/3/2017

    Funding approved by the state means the fourth phase of the Community Trail is moving forward. This phase of the trail expansion includes the design and construction of a trail from Route 108 to the middle and high schools, then to Bellamy Park, and ending at Route 155.

    The City applied last fall for Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funding for this project. The application included letters of support from the Mayor and City Council, and Superintendent of Schools. The state Department of Transportation recently notified the City that TAP funding for this phase of the trail project was approved. As a result, the state will use these funds to reimburse the City $320,000, or 80 percent of the $400,000 project costs.

  • Patriots Super Bowl Trophy coming to Dover

    Lombardi Trophy in Dover

    posted on: 6/28/2017; updated: 7/10/2017

    Dover Mayor Karen Weston and the Dover City Council will welcome the New England Patriots' Super Bowl LI Lombardi Trophy to the Garrison City for public viewing and a photo reception on Monday, July 10. The trophy will be on display at the Rotary Arts Pavilion, at Henry Law Park, from 5 to 8 p.m.

    Accompanying the trophy will be New England Patriots’ Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, team mascot Pat Patriot and a representative from the Patriots Cheerleaders.

    “Dover is proud to welcome the Lombardi Trophy to the City,” said Dover Mayor Karen Weston. “Dover is home to some of the most loyal and passionate Patriots fans, including myself, who will be thrilled to continue a celebration of the greatest football team of all time and their spectacular victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.”

  • Whittier Street Bridge work continues

    posted on: 6/27/2017

    The Whittier Street bridge over the Cocheco River remains closed to all traffic. The bridge is expected to open in December.

    Crews continue to pour concrete for the bridge abutments. This work is expected to continue through the third week in July. Steel is expected to be set in place in August, and bridge deck panels are expected to be delivered in September.

  • Third Street lot to close July 6

    posted on: 6/27/2017

    The Third Street parking lot will close for development on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Notice of the closure will be posted on Monday, July 3, allowing for holiday parking and to provide advance notice to motorists. On July 6, the City will install concrete barriers at the three parking lot access points. All permit holders have been notified and are relocating to other parking areas.

  • Dover celebrates 4th of July with music and fireworks

    posted on: 6/23/2017

    The City of Dover’s annual 4th of July fireworks display will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. 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 Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

  • Dover Adventure Playground opens June 24

    posted on: 6/16/2017; updated: 6/23/2017

    A new family attraction several years in the making is opening in downtown just in time for summer fun. The Dover Adventure Playground at Henry Law Park will open to the public on Saturday, June 24 at 9:30 a.m.

    The playground will feature a life-size flat-bottomed, vintage gundalow; a net climber; swings and slides; a three-story Garrison Hill tower; a 1,200-pound, 3-foot by 8-foot climbable Alewife granite fish sculpture; a splash pad and water pumps; sand play area; musical instruments and more.

    “The new playground is the result of years of planning and enthusiastic collaboration,” said Dover Recreation Director Gary Bannon. “This playground promises to be a significant attraction to the downtown. It certainly wouldn’t have been possible without funding approved by the City Council, as well as significant, private
    donations from the community.”

  • Join the Senior Center on a trip to see “Les Miserables”

    posted on: 6/23/2017

    Join the The Dover Community Senior Center for a visit to Providence, RI to see “Les Miserables” on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

    The bus will depart at 9 a.m. from the Dover Arena Park & Ride, Portland Avenue, on a luxury Silver Fox Coach en route to Rhode Island and the Providence Performing Arts Center.

    Before the show will be a stop at the Providence Place Mall for either a packed lunch or from a variety of dining options.

  • Chandler Way and West Knox Marsh Road intersection closed to traffic Thursday

    posted on: 6/21/2017

    On Thursday, June 22, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., the intersection of Chandler Way and West Knox Marsh Road will be closed to all traffic for excavation work.

    All West Knox Marsh Road properties will be accessible via Knox Marsh Road.

    All properties on Chandler Way, Beverly Lane and Old Littleworth Road will be accessible via Littleworth Road.

  • Paving to close Silver Street Roundabout evening of June 22

    posted on: 6/14/2017; updated: 6/21/2017

    The Silver Street Roundabout at the new Silver Square Development will be closed to all traffic on Thursday, June 22, beginning at 9 p.m. and concluding at 5 a.m. on Friday, June 23.

    This closure is to allow for final paving to be performed by SUR Corporation.

    The Exit 8E off-ramps of the Spaulding Turnpike will be closed in both directions. A detour route will be in effect via Rutland Street, Cataract Avenue, and Bellamy Road during the closure, but motorists are encouraged to avoid this area if possible.

  • Emergency water main repairs on Spur Road require temporary water shut-off

    posted on: 6/20/2017

    Community Services crews will conduct emergency water main repair work tonight, June 20, beginning at 9 p.m., on Spur Road. As a result, water will be temporarily shut off on Spur Road, from New Bellamy Lane, across Route 4 to Boston Harbor Road and Dover Point Road. The water shut-off will affect Clearwater Drive, Blue Heron Drive, Deborah Lane, Leighton Road, Heaphy Lane, Wiggin Drive, and Wentworth Terrace.

    Work is expected to conclude at 5 a.m. and water service restored.

  • Portions of Central Avenue closed to traffic June 19 and 20

    posted on: 6/19/2017

    Central Avenue (Route 108) will be closed to all traffic at Birchwood Place, between 7 p.m. on Monday, June 19 and 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Another closure will be in effect the following night, Tuesday, June 20, beginning at 7 p.m. and concluding on Wednesday, June 21, at 6 a.m. Birchwood Place will also be closed at the Central Avenue intersection.

    This closure is necessary for utility upgrades in conjunction with the Keating Avenue and Birchwood Place neighborhood reconstruction project. The work will be performed by Sargent Corporation.

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

    posted on: 6/16/2017

    On Sunday, June 18, 2017 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, between the Indian Brook Drive and Liberty Way intersection, and the Education Way and Venture Drive intersections, to accommodate the early portion of the race course.

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

  • Dover Elks Lodge to host Flag Day ceremony June 14

    posted on: 6/13/2017

    Dover Elks Lodge #184 will host a Flag Day ceremony on Wednesday, June 14, at 6 p.m., at the Rotary Arts Pavilion, Henry Law Park.

    Over 105 years ago, members of the Elks Grand Lodge decided to hold a ceremony to honor the American flag. By a resolution, they designated June 14 as Flag Day and in 1911 adopted mandatory observance of the occasion by every Lodge. That requirement continues today.

    With the effort and urging of the Elks, President Harry S. Truman, a member of the Elks himself, in 1949 officially designated June 14 Flag Day and an observance for all Americans.

  • How to downsize and declutter

    posted on: 6/13/2017

    Thinking about downsizing your home and you just don’t know where to start? Or do you just need help organizing the space you have? Please join Pam Matson at the Dover Public Library on Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. for tips and techniques on how to downsize and de-clutter.

    Pam has been helping people "Declutter what you have, and organize what you love" since 2005. She will teach you simple systems, which can help you create welcoming spaces with a place for everything.

  • Learn how to trace the history of your home

    posted on: 6/9/2017

    Join the Dover Public Library on Monday, June 12 at 7 p.m., in the Lecture Hall for an informative free program on how to trace the history of your (Dover area) house.

    Have you ever wondered about your house’s past? When was it built, and why? Who owned it, and what happened to the occupants? Whether you're seeking documentation for historic status or are just plain inquisitive, tracing a property's history and learning about the people who lived there can be a fascinating and fulfilling project. Researching your home means becoming a local detective.

  • Dover High School hosts Jazz In The Park June 9

    posted on: 6/8/2017

    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.

    The concert is free.

  • Lincoln Street parking restrictions in place tonight, Friday morning for street sweeping

    posted on: 6/8/2017

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

    The work is expected to begin at 3 a.m. on Friday. Parking restrictions will be lifted at the completion of the work, around 5 a.m.

    All other parking areas are available.

  • Portion of Sixth Street closed Wednesday afternoons for Farmer's Market

    posted on: 6/6/2017

    Beginning Wednesday, June 7, 2017, and continuing every Wednesday through Sept. 27, a segment of Sixth Street between Central Avenue and Chestnut Street (next to the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce) will be closed from 1:15 to 6:30 p.m., for the Seacoast Growers Association’s annual Farmers Market.

    The market will be held at the closed portion of Sixth Street and in the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce parking lot.

  • 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.