MosquitoBug Spray Reminder

Residents are reminded to use bug spray to avoid getting bitten by mosquitos, as the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced on August 8, 2017 that 59 communities are now at moderate risk for West Nile Virus (WNV).  These communities are within the following eight counties:  Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Suffolk.  Moderate risk means mosquito activity is substantial enough that people should use personal protection to avoid being bitten by a mosquito.


street-pavingRoad Resurfacing to begin week of August 21

The Town of Dover will begin its road resurfacing program the week of August 21st and it will continue for approximately two weeks (weather permitting).  The following roads will be resurfaced:  Beldon Road; Ben Arthur’s Way; Brook Road; Meadowbrook Road; Strawberry Hill Street and extension; Walpole Street from Dover Center to Route 109, and Wilsondale Street.  The Caryl Community Center parking lot will also be resurfaced.


recycleDisposal and Reuse of Household Goods

The Dover Recycling Committee  recommends two websites to use for the disposal and reuse  of a wide variety of household goods ( e.g., furniture, pianos, toys, recreation equipment,  kitchen items). Please signup to receive emails on items that are offered or wanted, or to post your own.

https://www.freecycle.org/

https://centrestdover.nextdoor.com/news_feed/


Green-Community-CeremonyGreen Community

The Town of Dover has long been a community that prides itself on preserving its rural character and protecting green space. But now, Dover has officially gone green. Last month, the Commonwealth notified Dover that its application to be formally designated a Green Community was accepted. Dover joins 184 other Massachusetts cities and towns in the program administered by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to qualify for localities for grants that finance additional energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Along with the designation as a Green Community, Dover received an initial grant in the amount of $137,145 that will be used this year to implement energy conservation projects resulting in additional cost savings for the Town and a significant reduction in its carbon footprint. Read the full press release