Green Communities AwardGreen Communities Award

We’re excited to announce that the Town of Dover has been awarded $109,142 by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to fund a variety of projects intended to promote energy efficiency and reduce the town’s energy costs. The Town was eligible for this grant award because of our designation as a Green Community, and it was made possible by the collaborative effort of the Capital Budget Committee, Town Planner, and other Town staff. The lists of projects is as follows:

• $7,845, Protective Services—Air sealing and insulation
• $28,606, Town House— Air sealing and insulation
• $1,359, Library— Air sealing and insulation
• $22,435, Protective Services — HVAC improvements
• $27,897, Town-wide— LED streetlight conversion
• $21,000, Protective Services — HVAC improvements

vote-buttonLast Day to Register to Vote

Wednesday, September 25 is the last day to register to vote for the October 7 Special Town Meeting. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM on that date.


Special Town Meeting – Caryl Community Center

At their August 14, 2019 meeting, the Board of Selectmen voted to hold a Special Town Meeting on Monday, October 7, 2019 for the purpose of determining the direction the Town will take with regard to the Caryl Community Center. The Caryl Community Center Project Committee is offering a final information session  to help voters prepare for the October 7 Special Town Meeting:

Monday, September 23 @ 7:00 PM

The session will be held in the Great Hall of the Dover Town House.

Click here for more information. For more historical information regarding Caryl Community Center, click here.

medicalDover Board of Health Flu Clinic

The Annual Flu Clinic sponsored by the Dover Board of Health will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Great Hall in the Dover Town House.  Please be sure to bring your health insurance card.  Flu vaccinations will be available to anyone age 4 and up.  Pre-registration is recommended.  Please call the Board of Health Office at 508-785-0032 ext. 232 or send an email to

Pneumococcal and Tdap vaccinations will also be available at the clinic.   To receive these vaccinations, you must pre-register by contacting Walgreen’s directly at 781-769-5400 ext. 3 and reference Dover Flu Clinic.

field-and-wall-smaller (2)Saturday Stroll in Springdale Meadows – 9/21 at 10:30 am

Please join us for a guided walk around the Town’s recently acquired Springdale Meadows on Saturday, September 21st at 10:30 am, sponsored by the Dover Open Space Committee (OSC). We will walk through the mown hay fields behind the privately-owned Springdale Farm (46 Springdale Ave). The property was acquired by the Town and the fields were transferred to the Conservation Commission when the house & barn were sold back into private ownership. We may explore the trail links to DLCT’s Stone gift and the Town’s Wylde Woods.

Walks will not be too strenuous but will be over mown but possibly wet ground so wear appropriate footwear. Long pants, socks and long sleeves with BUG SPRAY recommended. Bring walking sticks, binoculars and cameras. Polite dogs on leash welcome. We will stroll in misty rain to shine.

Meet at the Channing Pond parking lot on Springdale Ave (please do not park on Springdale Ave or in the driveway at #46).If you have questions, contact us at

mosquito-clipart-cute-2Eastern Equine Encephalitis

With more cases of mosquitoes testing positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in our region, the Department of Public Health (DPH) has raised the Town’s EEE risk to moderate. A moderate risk level means that EEE has occurred in our area within the last year and / or there is EEE in mosquitoes in our area now. Based on this rating, The DPH recommends that people wear mosquito repellent when outdoors, especially between dusk and dawn, and to avoid areas with obvious mosquito activity. You can learn more about the DPH’s risk categories and recommendations on how to protect yourself from mosquito bites here:

Additionally, while there have been no confirmed cases of EEE in Dover at this time, the Dover-Sherborn Regional School District as a precaution has made the decision to reschedule all Dover-Sherborn school sponsored evening events during the month of September to day time hours, as well as set a minimum end time one half hour prior to sunset for all athletic practices and competitions.

The Dover Board of Health has been monitoring the situation and can be reached at with any questions.

imagesImportant Notice from the Board of Assessors

Judy Sambor, a contractor who has been hired by the Board of Assessors, will be traveling throughout the Town of Dover from May through the beginning of December for the purpose of measuring and inspecting properties that have not been visited within the last ten years; properties for which building, plumbing, gas, or electrical permits have been issued; or properties that have undergone a physical change since June 30, 2018.  For your protection, please confirm that she is driving a 2009 gray Toyota RAV4 with Massachusetts registration number 6WL223.

The accuracy of the data collected in the field is critical to the valuation process and will help to guarantee that all taxpayers are responsible for only their fair share of the expenses of administering the town.

Your cooperation and assistance during these inspections is appreciated, and we apologize for any inconvenience you may encounter as a result of Ms. Sambor’s visit.  If you have any questions, please contact the Assessors’ office at 785-0032, ext. 223 or ext. 241.  For further confirmation of Ms. Sambor’s identity on a weekend, you may also telephone the Dover Police at 785-1130.  If you receive a card at your home, please call or email the office ( to schedule an inspection.