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Sadie Wheeler, age 7, completes her school work at home. Photo courtesy Shannon Wheeler
DOVER – Seven-year-old Sadie Wheeler says that these days her mother, Shannon Wheeler, is acting like a “teacher-mom.” That is, a teacher-mom hybrid. Which is an apt description. Since school was dismissed last week, Shannon Wheeler has been juggling multiple roles — professional, mom, and, yes,...
DOVER - The Dover Selectboard held its regularly scheduled meeting at Dover Town Hall on Tuesday to provide more space for attendees to spread out. At the meeting, emergency coordinator Rich Werner updated the public about the steps the town is taking to prepare and respond to COVID-19 (...

Social distancing: Rich Werner, left, makes a point at Tuesday’s Dover Selectboard meeting. The meeting was moved to the Dover Town Hall and chairs were purposely spread throughout the room to allow more space between attendees. LH
DOVER - Following an update about emergency services in the town in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the selectboard worked through an agenda of regular business. The meeting was somber at times and foreshadowed what is proving to be a challenging period of uncertainty. Items discussed included...
DOVER - The River Valleys Unified Union School District board held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday at The Dover School, two days shy of the date that Gov. Scott ordered schools closed. The board conducted normal business over the two-hour meeting, which included an update about how...

The bi-town committee is frustrated that it can’t get the state’s attention to approve signs similar to this, to keep visitors off back roads. File photo
WILMINGTON - At a meeting of the Bi-town Economic Development Committee on Thursday, March 5, committee members reviewed a presentation about a $100,000 bi-town marketing campaign funded by Wilmington and Dover. The bi-town marketing committee intends to ask the towns’ boards for a re-up on that...
DOVER - The Dover Selectboard held its regularly scheduled meeting at Dover Town Hall on Tuesday, to provide more space for attendees to spread out. At the meeting, emergency coordinator Rich Werner updated the public about the steps the town is taking to prepare and respond to COVID-19 (...
DOVER - During Town Meeting in Dover, updates from Rep. Laura Sibilia and Sen. Jeanette White led the discussion about the potential legalization of cannabis, changes to Act 250, Medicaid reimbursements, and police dispatching costs. 
Sibilia visited the meeting in the morning and opened...

Emerson Cohen led the Boy Scout color guard before the start of Town Meeting in Dover. Lauren Harkawik
DOVER - Town Meeting lasted well into the afternoon in Dover, where points that spurred the most discussion included a merit-based raise for town clerk Andy McLean, an attempted last-minute appropriation for MHCA Dover Cinema, and the budget for the Dover Free Library.
McLean told voters...
By Lauren Harkawik
DOVER - The town held its pre-Town Meeting on Tuesday at Dover Town Hall. Rich Werner moderated the discussion, in which voters went through each of the articles warned for next week’s Town Meeting. 
Articles that inspired discussion and questions from voters...

Steve Neratko at a 2018 meeting. File/LH
DOVER - Dover Economic Development Director Steve Neratko has tendered his resignation, the Dover Selectboard announced at its meeting on Tuesday. In other matters, the board discussed a broadband survey the town is assisting Windham Regional Commission in conducting, said it would halt payments...

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