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The entrance to the Horace Hill trail network lies just off the paved Valley Trail in West Dover, north of the pedestrian bridge.
DOVER - Trail work on the town-owned Horace Hill recreation area is nearing completion and will be completed by spring, economic development director Eric Durocher said this week. 
Horace Hill is a 53-acre property purchased by the town in 2019 with a dual intention of preserving the land...

Retiring Dover Police Chief Randy Johnson, right, swears in Mike Arbogast as his replacement during Tuesday’s selectboard meeting. Arbogast has served on the Dover Police Department for a number of years, most recently as sergeant. Mike Eldred
By Mike Eldred
DOVER- Almost exactly 10 years after Randy Johnson was sworn in as police chief, he was standing before the Dover Selectboard again – this time, to swear in his replacement.  
Following a vote by the selectboard officially appointing (now former) Sgt. Mike Arbogast as...
DOVER- More than 80 Dover residents and second-home owners packed a special selectboard meeting to discuss short-term rentals on Thursday evening, October 19.  
Dover Economic Development Director Eric Durocher kicked off the meeting with a recap of recommendations made by the...

The Dover Selectboard approved PFAS testing on a well at the Dover Common. It was drilled because the current water source is contaminated with the chemicals. File photo
DOVER- The selectboard voted to move forward with water testing at Dover Town Common, approved a new hire, and heard reports from around the town at their regular meeting Tuesday evening. 
The board approved the expenditure of $3,721 to test a well on Dover Town Common for PFAS.  The well...
DOVER- Selectboard members met in an abbreviated session Tuesday evening. 
Under old business, selectboard chair Vicki Capitani reported her findings on a question raised by a member of the public at their last meeting regarding the planned construction of a parking area on Handle Road for...
DOVER- After sinking almost $100,000 into efforts to provide fresh drinking water to their Dover Common facilities, selectboard members balked at a recommendation to spend up to $30,000 more for a new well test.
The water system at the town common, including Dover Town Hall, and the “brick...
DOVER- Members of the Dover Free Library Board of Trustees met with the Dover Selectboard Tuesday evening to discuss financial issues and ongoing cooperation between the two boards. 
Library board of trustees chair Jodi Keeler said trustees were seeking input from the selectboard regarding...
DOVER- Selectboard members rejected a request from a neighboring property owner to remove or trim trees on town property at their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 5. 
Road Commissioner Travis Briggs said the owner of a Taft Brook Road property abutting Dover Town Hall initially...
EAST DOVER - “That department is very important to me.” So said Pat Haas, of the East Dover Fire Department. Haas was 8 years old when the house she was living in burned down. It was a house on the farm of her aunt and uncle, Lillian and Earl Yeaw, located in East Dover. The East Dover Fire...
DOVER- Selectboard members signed an agreement for services with Somerset, discussed highway matters, and received a petition at their regular meeting Tuesday evening.
Under public comment, chair Vicki Capitani acknowledged the selectboard’s receipt of a community petition regarding the...

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