street-pavingStreet Paving

Beginning sometime the week of August 10th the following streets will be resurfaced:

Bridle Path Circle, Knollwood Drive, Ledgewood Drive, Old Meadow Road, Old Farm Road, Tisdale Drive, Hartford Street (from Walpole Street to Westwood line), Haven Street, Pine Street, Powisset Street, Chickering School parking lot and driveway. Work should take about two weeks.

 river2nd Saturday Stroll (Aug 8) at 10:30 in Medfield State Forest

Please join us a guided walk on Saturday, August 8th at 10:30 am, sponsored by the Dover Open Space Committee (OSC). We will walk through the Medfield State Forest to the ‘Gates of the Charles’, across the River from the Trustees’ Rocky Narrows.

The walk will not be too strenuous but will be over uneven and possibly wet ground so wear appropriate footwear and bring walking sticks, binoculars and cameras. Polite dogs on leash welcome. We will stroll in misty rain to shine.

Meet at the D-S Regional Middle School parking lot by the playing fields. If you have questions, contact us at

tree pruningTree Trimming

Eversource (formerly known as NStar) will be arriving in town during the week of July 27.  Eversource contractors (Lewis Tree) will be performing routine maintenance and trimming of any branches that may impact their overhead wires during a storm.  Any impact on traffic will be monitored by assigned detail officers.  The trimming is expected to occur over a 2 – 3 week time frame.

 food scraps pigsRecycle your food scraps!

Too many scraps end up in the trash! This is to remind every Dover resident that it is possible to successfully recycle food scraps in our community. After sterilization the food scraps are composted into pig feed.

Food scraps can be easily collected into a covered container and stored at the owner’s convenience. Once per week, the container is placed outside the home for collection without any cost. Any questions or request for service should be directed to the Board of Health 508-785-0032, extension 232 or

 dunkinProposed Dunkin Donuts at 14 Dedham Street

The Town has received a proposal from local business owners to operate a Dunkin Donuts franchise in the space most recently occupied by Taffy Café. At its meeting of June 1, 2015, the Planning Board voted to require a full site plan review of the proposal. The full site plan review began Monday, June 15, at which time the Planning Board asked for a complete site plan. The site plan was not ready to be discussed at the June 29 Planning Board meeting. The site plan has not yet been submitted so the proposed Dunkin Donuts will not be on the agenda at the July 13 meeting. Once a site plan has been submitted, the date of the meeting at which it will be discussed will be posted here.  Information about this proposal is posted here.

 MosquitoNotification of Late Evening Aerosol (ULV) Applications

Please be advised that the Norfolk County Mosquito Control District will begin the 2015 late evening ULV aerosol applications on or about May 26, weather permitting.

May 26 through September 30, 2015 – Adulticide aerosol (ULV) applications. (conducted between sunset through midnight, Monday through Thursday)

If any resident wishes to know when the spray program may be conducted in their area, they should go to the Districts website at

 summerSummer Hours

The Board of Selectmen has authorized a change in the summer hours for the Town House beginning the Friday before Memorial Day (May 22nd) through Labor Day (September 7th). The Town House hours will remain 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday; on Friday the building will be open from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. This change in summer hours will be revisited by the Selectmen next Spring.