Field-and-wall-smaller2nd Saturday Stroll (June 13) in Bartlett Pines

Please join us for guided walks on the 2nd Saturday of the month in April through November, sponsored by the . On June 13th, we will walk through the Dover Land Conservation Trust’s Bartlett Pines reservation with its rebuilt bog bridge (thanks Scouts!). Meet on Claybrook Road across from #133 (between #118 and #134).

Walks 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.

 dccLet’s Hear From You!

The Dover Cultural Council (DCC) helps to bring unique Arts, Humanities, and Science programs to our town.  Please help us to set our funding priorities for the next three years by completing this brief survey:

 Memorial-DayMemorial Day Exercises, May 30, 2015

Dover’s tradition continues – Memorial Day exercises will be conducted on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The program will begin at 4:00 PM on the Springdale Avenue side of the town house. After a short ceremony the parade will form and march to the town veteran’s monument and then enter Highland Cemetery. All town veterans are invited to march in the parade along with many town organizations. We hope to have a great turnout of townspeople to honor those veterans that have served our country and that are no longer with us.

 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

 subdivisionConservation Subdivisions and Open Space Design

Thursday, May 28, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Great Hall, Town House

Sponsored by the Springdale Study Committee

Preserving community character including forests, fields, and scenic landscapes is a priority for Dover and many other Massachusetts communities.  As land values increase and remaining available lands contain constraints such as wetlands and slopes, accomplishing that goal while meeting the full range of local needs for housing becomes increasingly challenging.

Conservation design zoning provides an alternative to conventional subdivision design, with many benefits – it maximizes natural resource protection and optimizes the use of land, while saving money for developers, local communities, and residents. The result can be attractive, diverse housing with a community-wide network of protected lands and trails.

Learn about Natural Resource Protection Zoning, with case study examples.           

Speaker: Heidi Ricci, Senior Policy Analyst, Mass Audubon

 shreddedJune 6TH-Shredder and Recycling Day at the Dover Transfer Station

Dover Residents: Bring your CONFIDENTIAL PAPER RECORDS for FREE shredding at the Dover Transfer Station, 9-12

In addition, you may bring SURPLUS BICYCLES, which will be gladly accepted and refurbished by BIKES NOT BOMBS for reuse by the less fortunate. (A $10 voluntary donation per bike would be appreciated)

Bring your RIGID PLASTICS, kiddie pools and slides, plastic outdoor furniture, etc for FREE disposal, and….

Old TIRES, (a $2/tire voluntary donation would be appreciated)

Sponsored by The Dover recycling Committee and the Highway Department

 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.