Recent News and Announcements

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

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

    posted on: 7/30/2018

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

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

    For more information, visit

  • City of Dover seeks Ward 2 moderator

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

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

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

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

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

    posted on: 7/27/2018

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

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

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

    posted on: 7/24/2018

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

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

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

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

    posted on: 7/23/2018

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

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

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

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

    posted on: 7/18/2018

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

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

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

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

  • Cookbook booksale at Dover Public Library

    posted on: 7/13/2018

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

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

  • Neighborhood meeting to focus on Spur Road reconstruction

    posted on: 7/13/2018

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

    The work is planned for the 2019 construction season.

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

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

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

  • Sewer smoke testing in downtown Dover begins July 12

    posted on: 7/6/2018

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

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

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

  • New construction debris, Freon disposal rates in effect

    posted on: 7/5/2018

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

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

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

  • Parking restrictions in place Wednesday for Independence Day celebration

    posted on: 7/3/2018

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

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

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

  • City of Dover opens cooling center

    posted on: 7/2/2018

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

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

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

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

  • City offices, facilities closed Wednesday for Independence Day

    posted on: 7/1/2018

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

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

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

  • Dover celebrates 4th of July with music and fireworks

    posted on: 6/24/2018

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

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

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

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

  • Alumni Drive to close June 25 during high school construction

    posted on: 6/21/2018

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

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

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

    posted on: 6/18/2018

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

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

  • 2018 Summer Reading Program

    posted on: 6/18/2018

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

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

    posted on: 6/15/2018

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

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

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

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

  • Dover Rising Waters initiative holding contest for young artists

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

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

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

    posted on: 6/6/2018

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

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

  • Dover Arts Commission to host Community Art Day June 10

    posted on: 6/5/2018

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

  • Chestnut Street parking restrictions in place Thursday for paving

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

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

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

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

  • Supervisors of the Checklist in session June 5

    posted on: 5/31/2018

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

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

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

  • Temporary ramp closure on the Spaulding Turnpike in Dover

    posted on: 5/29/2018

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

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

  • Stark Avenue work may cause water service interruptions

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

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

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

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

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

    posted on: 5/26/2018

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

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

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

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

  • Dover Memorial Day ceremony is May 28

    posted on: 5/22/2018

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

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

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

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

  • Placement of flowers at Pine Hill Cemetery

    posted on: 5/21/2018

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

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

  • Developer to update abutters on Third Street development

    posted on: 5/21/2018

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

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

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

    posted on: 5/17/2018

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

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

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

  • Arbor Day Foundation names Dover Tree City USA

    posted on: 5/17/2018

    Dover was named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

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

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

  • High School JBC to hold public session on turf field

    posted on: 5/13/2018

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

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

    The meeting agenda can be viewed here.

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

    posted on: 5/11/2018

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

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

  • Road closures in place Sunday for road race

    posted on: 5/11/2018

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

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

  • Stephen Collins portrays Walt Whitman at Dover Public Library on May 15

    posted on: 5/7/2018

    The Friends of the Dover Public Library are once again pleased to host actor and stage performer Stephen Collins on Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. in the Library’s Lecture Hall. His one-man show, “Unlaunch’d Voices: an Evening with Walt Whitman” opens as the elderly Whitman celebrates his 70th birthday. He begins to reminisce and to question his success as a man and a poet. He recalls a mystical experience in his 37th year that inspired him to write poetry.

  • Fake news: What is the real story?

    posted on: 5/7/2018

    On Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m., the Dover Public Library will host a nonpartisan discussion with White House press veteran Randall Mikkelsen presenting his program “Fake News: What is the real story”?

    The wave of ‘fake news’ that flooded Facebook and other social media during 2016’s election campaign was a wake-up call. Big changes have overtaken the way we get news in the United States, and how it is produced. These changes have given us the opportunity to be better informed. They also require us to be more careful consumers, so we can recognize distortion, propaganda and outright lies.

  • Central Avenue, Main Street parking restrictions in place tonight

    posted on: 5/5/2018; updated: 5/7/2018

    The following streets will be posted for no overnight parking tonight, Monday, May 7, into Tuesday morning, May 8, while Community Services crews paint parking stalls, weather permitting:

  • Drainage work to close northern entrance to Shaw's Plaza

    posted on: 5/3/2018

    The northern entrance of Shaw's Plaza, directly across from Morin Street, will be closed to all traffic on Friday, May 4, 2018, for drainage work. Traffic will be diverted to the south entrance of the plaza.

    Friday's work is expected to conclude by 4 p.m.

    The entrance will be closed again next week, Monday through Wednesday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, for additional drainage work.

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

    posted on: 5/3/2018

    Dover Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. announces the following road closures and parking restrictions for the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s annual 5K Run/Walk event.

    On Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9 a.m., the following downtown streets will be closed briefly to all traffic. These closures should last about 10 to 15 minutes:

  • Crews to begin citywide hydrant flushing May 6

    posted on: 4/30/2018

    The Community Services Utilities Division will begin flushing fire hydrants throughout the City on Sunday, May 6, 2018. This phase of hydrant flushing will occur on dead-end streets and is expected to take one week.

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

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

  • Tax bills in the mail

    posted on: 4/28/2018

    The City Clerk and Tax Collector's Office have mailed tax bills to all property owners. 

    The current bill, which is the second half billing of the annual tax levy bill, is due by Friday, June 1, 2018.

    The City of Dover's property tax rate for fiscal year 2018, as calculated by the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration, is $25.87 per $1,000 assessed valuation.

    For more information, contact the City Clerk and Tax Collector's Office at 516-6018.

  • Road work to close portion of Central Avenue Sunday evening

    posted on: 4/25/2018

    Sargent Corporation, the City’s general contractor for the Keating Avenue and Birchwood Place neighborhood reconstruction project, will perform additional road work on Central Avenue. This work will again require the complete closure of Central Avenue (NH Route 108) at the Birchwood Place intersection. The closure will occur overnight between 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 and 5 a.m. on Monday, April 30.

    The work zone will be just north of the Exit 7N and Locust Street intersections.

    Through traffic in both directions will be diverted toward Locust Street. Silver Street will be the primary detour route, with Trakey Street also available to non-commercial vehicles as a shorter detour. Dover Police and civilian traffic control personnel will be on hand to help manage the traffic diversion.

  • Road closures, parking restrictions in place April 29 for 5K

    posted on: 4/25/2018

    Dover Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. announces the following road closures and parking restrictions for the Tails to Trails Dog Walk and 5K Run event, benefitting the Cochecho Valley Humane Society.

    On Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 11 a.m., the following street closures will be in effect, in the direction and during the times noted below:

  • Central Avenue paving work to restrict parking beginning Monday

    posted on: 4/20/2018

    Parking on the easterly side of Central Avenue, from 263 Central Ave. to Washington Street, will be posted as no parking from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, April 23, 2018.

    The parking restriction is in place for paving work by the gas utility company. As paving is completed, parking restrictions will be lifted. All paving operations are expected to be complete by Wednesday afternoon, April 25.

    All other parking areas are unaffected.

  • Dover Planning Board to review proposed changes to land use code

    posted on: 4/20/2018

    The City of Dover Department of Planning and Community Development is pleased to announce the Planning Board will review proposed amendments to the land use code on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Planning staff drafted the proposed changes in February and March, based on Planning Board recommendations in January.

    Christopher Parker, AICP, Assistant City Manager, said this round of reviews is part of an ongoing process.

    “In 2009, we reviewed the Code for the first time in four years, and realized that it didn’t need to be that way,” Parker said. “We believe that our regulations should be dynamic and reflect the community. In order to meet that goal we need to look at the regulations on a constant basis.”

  • Spring street sweeping begins April 23

    posted on: 4/12/2018; updated: 4/13/2018

    City of Dover Community Services crews will begin spring street sweeping on Monday, April 23. Street sweeping operations begin at 3:30 a.m. and continue for two consecutive eight-hour shifts throughout the day.

    Work is expected to be complete prior to the end of June.

    Downtown street sweeping operations, which have been underway for several weeks, will wrap up on Friday, April 13, beginning at 3 a.m.

  • Third Street lot to close April 16

    posted on: 4/12/2018

    The Third Street parking lot will close on Monday, April 16 as construction begins on new residences and commercial space. Public parking along the railroad tracks is expected to reopen in December.

    All other nearby parking lots and on-street parking spaces will remain open, including the Transportation Center lot and the Chestnut Street lot.

  • Dover Coalition for Youth: We all play a part in preventing underage drinking

    posted on: 4/9/2018

    April is Alcohol Awareness Month and also happens to be when Dover High School is celebrating their prom. The Dover Coalition for Youth would like to use this as a reminder that everyone in our community plays a part in preventing underage drinking.

    Last week the Dover Police Department and the NH Liquor Commission conducted compliance checks with off-premise liquor licenses (stores where you purchase alcohol and consume it off site) to ensure they are not selling to minors. Twenty-two of the 27 stores checked refused to sell to minors. We want to thank those businesses for sending a strong message to Dover’s youth by refusing to sell to minors.

  • Dover Art Walk steps off Friday

    posted on: 4/5/2018

    The Dover Art Walk for April is this Friday, April 6, 2018, from 4-8 p.m.

    Start at the Washington Street Mill and then visit the downtown stops for a variety of local art on display. Some artists will be on site to discuss their work and provide demos. See the map here.

    End at the Falls by 8 p.m. to redeem your entry into a raffle with fully stamped maps.

  • Traffic restrictions, road closures in place for Sunday's race

    posted on: 4/5/2018

    Dover Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. announces the following road closures for the 37th annual Reds Shoe Barn “Race for a Better Community” event.

    The event begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2018 in front of Dover City Hall. Both courses end at Henry Law Park.

    The following road closures will be in effect between 9:45 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Sunday: