Recent News and Announcements

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

  • Master Plan committee working on climate change chapter

    posted on: 10/12/2017

    A steering committee is working on a new chapter of City's Master Plan that addresses climate change. As the panel prepares a draft of the new chapter, it seeks public input on climate change and its effects on energy, food, infrastructure, health and safety, natural resources, and water availability and quality.

    There are several ways to participate, including two in-person upcoming workshops. The workshops will be held at the Dover Middle School (16 Daley Drive) on Thursday, Oct. 19, 6:30-9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct.21, 9-11:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served. The format for both workshops is the same, so participants only need to attend one session. Register at

    Feedback is also being sought via an online survey, which will be available on Monday, Oct. 23, at

  • CDBG grant applications now available

    posted on: 10/12/2017

    The City of Dover Department of Planning and Community Development is now accepting applications from public service agencies, qualified individuals and eligible organizations for grants from the fiscal year 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The fiscal year spans July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

    Applications are available online and at the Planning Department. The application submission deadline is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Planning Department, located at 288 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820-4169.

    CDBG workshops to provide an overview of the CDBG Program and specific application requirements will be held in Room 305 at the McConnell Center, 61 Locust St., on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attendance at the workshop is not a prerequisite for submission of an application. Unlike in previous years, interested parties may submit an application for the Public Service category and an application for the Public Facilities category, with some restrictions.

  • Share that perfect Christmas tree with the entire Dover community

    posted on: 10/10/2017

    Each year, a new Christmas tree is raised at Henry Law Park, signaling the beginning of the winter holiday season in Dover. The City of Dover is seeking this season's tree, and is asking area residents to consider donating the perfect candidate, already growing in your backyard.

    The ideal Christmas tree for Henry Law Park is an evergreen, preferably a White Spruce or Balsam Fir, between 25 and 35 feet tall, and growing evenly on all sides.

  • City Council to hold Keno games public hearing Oct. 11

    posted on: 10/5/2017

    The City Council will hold a public hearing on Keno games in Dover on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.

    The public hearing is required prior to the ballot question appearing before voters during the Nov. 7 municipal election. Voters will be asked, “Shall we allow the operation of keno games within the City of Dover?”

    The City Council unanimously voted in August to send the question to the ballot in November.

    If approved, Keno would be permitted in Dover restaurants and bars licensed by the state Liquor Commission.

  • Apple Harvest Day parking and traffic restrictions

    posted on: 10/5/2017

    Dover Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. announces the following street closures and parking restrictions for the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce’s annual Apple Harvest Day festival.

    On Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m., the following streets will be closed to all traffic:

  • Fall leaf collection begins in November

    posted on: 9/28/2017

    The City of Dover 2017 fall leaf collection will take place on the following weeks:

    - Nov. 6-10
    - Nov. 13-17
    - Nov. 20-25
    - Nov. 27-Dec. 1

    Bagged leaves will be picked up on the same day as trash and recycling.

    Leaves must be placed curbside in biodegradable paper leaf bags. No brush will be accepted. Paper bags can be purchased at your local hardware or home improvement store.

    Grass clippings, leaves, brush and yard waste are also accepted at the Recycling Center during regular operating hours, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Clerk’s office unable to process motor vehicle registrations during state computer upgrade, Oct. 6-10

    posted on: 9/21/2017; updated: 9/25/2017

    The Dover City Clerk’s office will be unable to process motor vehicle registrations from Friday, Oct. 6 to Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 while the state installs a new computer system. The new system is expected to be online beginning Wednesday, Oct. 11, and registrations will resume at that time.

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

    Motorists registering a new vehicle, with a temporary plate, or renewing a registration are asked to be mindful of the interruption in service, as the City Clerk’s office will be unable to process motor vehicle registrations while the installation is under way.

  • Can you beat the Dover librarians at “Censorship Trivia”?

    posted on: 9/26/2017

    Think you know more about censorship than a group of librarians? Join the Dover Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. for a game of Censorship Trivia where groups will compete against Dover Public librarians for the top prize.

    Emceed by Tish Sims, the game will feature censorship questions focused not only on books, but also on television, music and other areas of popular culture. The trivia is geared towards ages 16 and older with teams of up to six people. It will last approximately an hour and a half, and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places.

  • Dover Point sewer work requires road closure, water shut off

    posted on: 9/21/2017; updated: 9/22/2017

    Severino Construction will conduct sewer excavation and underground utility work on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, beginning at 8 p.m. and concluding on Monday, Sept. 25, as late as 4 p.m. This work is part of the Little Bay Bridge and Exit 6 reconstruction project.

    While the work is under way, Dover Point Road will be closed to all traffic between 405 and 409 Dover Point Road. Motorists will be detoured via Exit 4 in Newington and Exit 5 at Hilton Park North. Dover police will be at the scene to assist with traffic control.

    This work also requires water to be shut off on Dover Point Road, from the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles to the General Sullivan Bridge, and on Leighton Road, Heaphy Lane and Wentworth Terrace. Water service will be restored as soon as the work is complete.

  • Several road closures, traffic restrictions in place Sunday, Sept. 24 for road race

    posted on: 9/20/2017

    On Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 Wentworth-Douglass Hospital will hold the fourth annual Seacoast Cancer 5K to benefit the Seacoast Cancer Center. More than 2,000 participants are expected. The event begins at 9 a.m. with a start and finish at WDH. Motorists should expect -- and give way to -- runners or walkers wearing numbered race bibs on any Dover roadways between 9 and 10 a.m.

    There are several major street closures during this event, including:

  • Woodman Museum antique auto show is Sept. 24

    posted on: 9/19/2017

    The Woodman Museum’s 21st annual Antique and Vintage Car and Motorcycle Show is Sunday, Sept. 24, from noon to 4 p.m.

    Antique automobiles and vintage motorcycles will be on display on the museum grounds. The event is open to the public and free with museum admission.

  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers: Learn Strategies for Success

    posted on: 9/19/2017

    In partnership with staff from The Residence at Silver Square (opening January 2018), the Dover Public Library is pleased to present a talk by Kelly McCarthy, board certified dementia educator for NIDE (National Institute for Dementia Education) on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. in the library’s Lecture Hall.

    McCarthy is the author of “Brass Ring Memoirs” which offers encouraging stories using practical methodologies to help caregivers reach their goals in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Using concepts such as “reaching for the brass ring,” “creating peacock moments,” and “finding out what’s under the iceberg,” Kelly will teach some simple, easy-to- understand ways to help caregivers and family members effectively communicate and care for individuals with memory challenges.

  • Parking restrictions, road closures in place Sunday for Horne Street 5K

    posted on: 9/15/2017

    Dover Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. announces the following:
    On Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 at 9 a.m., the following street closures will be in effect for the Horne Street School 5K Run and 2 Mile Walk event, part of the Dover Race Series:

  • Tick-related disease is topic of lunch session at the Dover Public Library

    posted on: 9/12/2017

    Join the Public Library on Monday, Sept. 18 at 12 p.m. for a talk about diseases caused by ticks presented by Carolyn Fredette.

    Fredette is the vectorborne disease epidemiologist for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Each year, New Hampshire has about 1,500 case of Lyme disease, making it one of the highest incidence states in the country. Tick bites can cause other diseases besides Lyme disease.

    In 2015, there were also 110 cases of anaplasmosis reported, which is caused by a bacterium, and 53 cases of babesiosis, which is caused by a parasite. There have also been two cases of the Powassan virus in New Hampshire residents, the first in 2013 and second in 2016, but it is not known if these were acquired in New Hampshire. The majority of Powassan cases are seen in the Northeast and upper Midwest, which is similar to anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and Lyme disease. These diseases are all transmitted by the blacklegged (or deer) tick.

  • 'Preserving Your Family Heirlooms' workshop at the Library Sept. 19

    posted on: 9/8/2017

    The Friends of the Dover Public Library are pleased to present a highly recommended presentation on “Preserving Your Family Heirlooms” by Lori Fisher on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Lecture Hall.

    Are you the defacto family historian? Do you wonder how to preserve and care for all of the precious photos, memorabilia, and objects that illustrate your family’s history? Get a jump start on that project with lots of helpful information. Lori Fisher, Director of the Baker Free Library in Bow, will discuss the six agents of deterioration, and provide ideas and steps to take care of your important photos, documents, and objects. Handouts about appraisals, conservation, and resources for storage materials will be provided.

  • Citywide hydrant flushing begins Sept. 24

    posted on: 9/5/2017

    The Community Services Utilities Division will begin flushing fire hydrants throughout the City on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Hydrant flushing is expected to take six weeks.

    Crews will work at night from 7 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.

  • Parking restrictions in place tonight for painting

    posted on: 9/7/2017; updated: 9/11/2017

    Several streets will be posted for no overnight parking tonight, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, to allow Community Services crews to paint parking spaces.

    This work was originally scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7, but was postponed due to the weather.

    The following streets are affected:

  • Dover Fire and Rescue to host blood drive

    posted on: 9/1/2017; updated: 9/5/2017

    Dover Fire and Rescue, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will sponsor a Community Blood Drive on Friday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 6 p.m., at the Liberty North End Fire Station, located at 262 Sixth St., in Dover.

    Individuals who are at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. A blood donor card or valid picture ID card is required to donate.

  • City offices closed Monday for Labor Day

    posted on: 9/1/2017

    City administrative offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, for Labor Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

    The Public Library will also be closed on Labor Day.

    Curbside trash and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day all week for the holiday.

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

    posted on: 9/1/2017

    Dover Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. announces the following road closures and parking restrictions for the Cochecho Challenge Half Marathon footrace.

    On Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at 9 a.m., the 13.1-mile footrace will begin on Central Avenue in front of the First Parish Church and will end on nearby Church Street. Brief street closures will be in effect on Central Avenue, Silver Street, and Arch Street to accommodate the 9 a.m. start. Motorists should expect, and give way to, runners wearing numbered race bibs on any Dover roadways between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. These include Washington Street, Tolend Road, Glen Hill Road, County Farm Cross Road, Sixth Street, Glenwood Avenue, Horne Street, Fourth Street, Atkinson Street, and Nelson Street.

    Church Street will be closed to all traffic between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

  • Additional public parking available on Broadway

    posted on: 8/28/2017

    Additional public parking in Dover's upper square is now available. The City of Dover has opened up 10 additional parking spaces to permit holders at the Central Fire Station on Broadway.

    These spaces are near the Third Street, Broadway and Central Avenue area of downtown.

    For more information, contact the Parking Bureau at 516-6132 or visit them at City Hall.

  • Filing period for District 13 special election opens Aug. 28

    posted on: 8/24/2017

    The filing period for the special election for state representative in District 13, representing Ward 1 in Dover, opens Monday, Aug. 28 and closes Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. The special election was approved by the Executive Council on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

    The special election follows the resignation of state Rep. Isaac Epstein on June 30.

    Candidates for the special election can file with the Dover City Clerk's office at City Hall on Monday, Aug. 28 and Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Candidates filing after Aug. 29 and through Sept. 1, must file with the Secretary of State's office in Concord.

    The Supervisors of the Checklist will meet on Friday, Aug. 25, from 3 to 3:30 p.m. to register new voters interested in filing for the vacancy.

  • Parking prohibited in McConnell Center and Library lot overnight Thursday

    posted on: 8/24/2017

    The McConnell Center and Library parking lot will be posted for no overnight parking from Thursday evening, Aug. 24, into Friday morning to allow Community Services crews to sweep the lot.

    Sweeping operations will begin around 3 a.m. on Friday. The restriction will be lifted once the work is complete.

    All other parking will be available.

  • Water shut-off planned for portion of Locust Street

    posted on: 8/23/2017

    Community Services crews will shut off water on Locust Street, from Kirkland Street to Washington Street, on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 beginning at 9 p.m. The shut-off is necessary while crews relocate a fire hydrant and deactivate an old fire line to City Hall. Water is expected to remain off until 5 a.m. on Thursday.

    To accommodate the work, the northbound lane of Locust Street will be closed to traffic. While crews deactivate the old fire line, St. Thomas Street, between Central Avenue and Locust Street, will also be closed to traffic.

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

  • Put your book smarts to the test with Lawn Trivia at the Dover Public Library

    posted on: 8/21/2017

    Have you been called a know-it-all by friends because you always have the answer? Do people call you bizarre because you spurt out random facts? Are you a knowledge-seeker who is looking to test their superior trivia intellect against others?

    Look no further than Dover Public Library’s lawn trivia.

    Hosted by Lee Sims on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m., trivia takes place on the library’s front lawn and features a mixed bag of trivia ranging from literary and film to pop culture and sports.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.