vote-ballot-election-jpgNovember 6, 2018 Election

A reminder to all voters that the November State Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, at the Great Hall from 7:00AM to 8:00PM.

The Town Clerk’s Office will be conducting Early Voting beginning on October 22 through November 5 during regular office hours (Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 – 1; Tuesday and Thursday 9 – 4).  Additional Early Voting hours will be held on October 22, 23, and 24 from 6:00–8:00PM; and October 29, 30, and 31 from 6:00–8:00PM. Early Voting closes on Friday, November 2, at 12:45PM.

The last day to apply for Absentee Ballots is Monday November 5, at 12:00 PM.  The Town Clerk’s office will be open from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on that day.

If you are requesting that a ballot be mailed, please remember to factor in time for the ballot to arrive at its destination, as well as time for it to be sent back.  Absentee Ballots are due by 8:00 PM on November 6, in order to be counted.

If you have any questions, please call the Town Clerk at 508-785-0032 x 226.

MM_Head_BlueMinuteman Career & Technical High School

Building Update:   We are on schedule to occupy the new building on the Lincoln side of the campus early summer 2019 and will open in the fall for the 2019 school year in the new building.  We are on budget.  In fact we have started the process of planning for the repurposing of the Lexington side of the campus.  The current 1972 building will be torn down.  It is anticipated that a state of the art Athletic facility will be built for the school and our District.  We are also looking into public / private partnership opportunities for the school and the District that are compatible with our educational purpose.

Please link onto our latest Video update created by Andrew Mudge of Black Kettle Films a Dover Sherborn High School graduate: 

Just this week the United States Department of Education announced that Minuteman was named a National Blue Ribbon School “for high progress and narrowing proficiency gaps on state tests. Minuteman’s model of integrating academic rigor with career and technical education (CTE) allows students to accelerate their learning, grasp their full potential, and achieve a competitive advantage.”

town_sealWorking Committee

The Board of Selectmen (BOS) will soon be discussing potential candidates for the Caryl Community Center project committee.

The CCC work will be essentially an analytical exercise: taking the findings of a town wide needs and space analysis then laying out how those requirements would be met in a fully renovated Caryl facility. The full renovation cost and projected twenty-year maintenance requirements are must have deliverables.

The committee would use the same data set to develop models of how those town requirements could be met in a renovated facility vs. a new facility. In this option, construction cost estimates and twenty-year maintenance cost projections are must have deliverables. A new facility may come in different models, such as:

  • Basic – which would include the functions that most town community centers
    provide scaled to Dover’s size
  • Mid- tier – essentially basic plus additional functionality important to Dover residents
  • High end – incorporates the functionality mentioned above plus additional functional requirements unique to Dover.

Candidates should be objective, analytical, collaborative and represent a community interest group, i.e. adults without children, adults with young children, teenagers, other.

One member of the BOS will actively participate in this endeavor.